Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought & Action

Rachel Greenberger

Contextualizing Food Entrepreneur Questions Series

Food Sol supports food entrepreneurship in all its forms – from food product and service startups, across the full industry spectrum, to eater entrepreneurship: the notion that by wallet and plate, anyone who eats can contribute to shaping and influencing the future of food. Plenty of media has covered food entrepreneurship in its obvious manifestations—detailing…

The Lewis Institute

Activating “Teacherpreneur” Changemakers

By Janai Mungalsingh ‘08, Program and Curriculum Administrator, Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs at Babson College. As part of our mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value, The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programs will be hosting the first annual Activating Babson’s Pre-College Curriculum conference for high school educators January 27-28 on…

Cheryl Kiser

Corporate Social Relevance in Action

At The Lewis Institute we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility differently and believe we take it one step further. We talk about Corporate Social Relevance because to us it directly leads to authentic and powerful social innovation inside companies and outside within our communities and society as a whole. To us this is more than…

Emily Weiner

Empowering Emerging Female Leaders

Each year I look forward to the day that 100 young women from Women2Women International (W2W) arrive on campus to cultivate the tools, relationships, and opportunities required to be leaders in their home communities. W2W is a program created by Empower Peace, an organization designed to bridge the cultural and communication divides between young people…

Rachel Greenberger

A Food Sol Recipe Replicated

For two years, Food Sol has been in recipe development for our Community Table, a design that weekly brings together food entrepreneurs and students of food to exchange resources and ideas. It became popular at Babson pretty quickly, which led to a question: How would it do in other contexts and communities where the entrepreneurial…

The Lewis Institute

Lemonade Day Goes to Jackson, Mississippi

By Sarah Schwartz, the City Director for Boston Lemonade Day. During the first ten days of the new year, Babson Master of Science in Management students traveled to Jackson, Mississippi. There they worked with middle school students teaching them the life skills of the Lemonade Day Program. Our MSM students utilized their ET&A® training while…

The Lewis Institute

Escape From Alcatraz: Using Everyday Entrepreneurship to Unlock Innovation

By Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at The Lewis Institute and independent marketing, communications and strategy consultant focused on creating economic and social value. As a strategist and consultant, I work with organizations of all kinds and across all sectors, from companies to non-profits, social enterprises, foundations even government agencies. One thing I’ve…

Cheryl Kiser

Kicking Off the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit in London

I am honored and excited to be invited back for a second year to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership (GEL) Summit in London tomorrow. The Lewis Institute’s relationship with GEL and their founding organization WildHearts is emblematic of the kinds of relationships we cultivate to stay connected with how social innovation plays out in…

Cheryl Kiser

Big D Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A week ago we launched eProv Studio as part of Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Our first engagement was with a room of enthusiastic, creative, highly engaged and curious 50+ year olds at a pre-conference session for The Institute for the Ages’ Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, Florida. At eProv Studio we believe…

The Lewis Institute

Combating Human Trafficking Through a Business Lens

Christina Bain runs the Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at Babson College. January 1st marked the beginning of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a month where anti-trafficking consciousness is given a spotlight here in the United States.  But human trafficking is a global crisis. According to the International Labour Organization, nearly…