Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Social Innovation Fellows

CSR Check Up: Healthy or Not?

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. The Lewis Institute is proud to give thought leaders, innovators and risk takers in their fields a platform to share their perspective with our community. The opinions expressed here are their own.…

Sustainability’s Dirty Little Secret: Most Customers Don’t Care.

By Lynnette McIntire, CEO of Silver Birch Communications, Former Director of Sustainability at UPS, and Lewis Institute Senior Fellow in Social Innovation. The Lewis Institute is proud to give thought leaders, innovators and risk takers in their fields a platform to share their perspective with our community. The opinions expressed here are their own. First,…

Do You Agree? Could You Deliver?

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. The Lewis Institute is proud to give thought leaders, innovators and risk takers in their fields a platform to share their perspective with our community. The opinions expressed here are their own.…

Food for Thought on Farms and Food II: Europe, Asia, the World

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Our prior blog took us on a tour of innovations in sustainable food and farming in the U.S.  Here the foodies’ tour continues with what’s new in these regards in Europe, Asia,…

Good Business Friday Featured in International Education Week

We are delighted that this week’s Good Business Friday, co-presented by Babson and Net Impact, is featured as a part of International Education Week (full schedule here). This Friday, November 8th from 12:00pm to 1:30, Jodee Kozlak, the EVP of Human Resources at Target, will be joining us along with Social Innovation Fellow and CEO…

A Prescription for the Nation’s Health? Yep, a Dose of ET&A

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. Ask just about any doctor out there and they will tell you that somewhere around 80 percent of your healthcare outcome occurs from elements that happen outside of their office. In other words, our nation’s progress on a healthier…

Food for Thought on Farms and Food: USA

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Judging from the popularity of reality TV chef competitions on Hell’s Kitchen, infotainment shows about food production (The Chew), preparation (Kitchen Nightmares) and consumption (Anthony Bourdain),  and cooking tips from America’s Test…

Following the Letter versus the Spirit of the Law

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. While progressive companies like Unilever, Nestlé, Danone, and others have been “leading the pack” with innovative and profitable CSR strategies, the news of late has also highlighted less salutary backward business behavior.  …

Can Entrepreneurial Thinking Make us Safer?

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. What do you do when you’re faced with an ambiguous and unknowable situation; one where the old playbook doesn’t quite apply? You stop planning and get into action. Or, in Babson speak, you jump into Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.…

Organizing for Sustainability: Networks and Partnerships

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. A recent survey of nearly 800 sustainability professionals in business, government, NGOs, academe, and the media in over seventy countries concluded that “experts overwhelmingly believe companies should collaborate with multiple actors, including…