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How Will We Finance Our Future?

When Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest money-management firm, put the challenge to the business community to contribute to society or risk being left out of their portfolio, he struck an important nerve. It’s a critical challenge, but the roadmap has been unclear. Most of us would agree that the traditional models of…

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Finding and Forging a Different Path

By Allyson Kummins ’21. For a large portion of my life, I told myself and everyone around me that I was going to be an accountant. I’m not even sure I knew what it meant at first, but I said it anyway. As I got older, I found a love for business in every aspect…

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Finding My Way In

By Angelica Vazquez ’19, Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. “Good Business Friday is tomorrow, you should come!” exclaimed my friend Monika who was working as an Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. “What is that?” I inquired. As I tried to stay involved on campus, I wondered how I hadn’t heard about this before.…

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Pathways to The Lewis Institute

One of the most common questions we get here at The Lewis Institute is, “How can we connect with you?” As a team of people who thrive on fostering strong, lasting connections and see the world as relational rather than transactional, nothing could make us happier. We know that the most powerful thing any social…

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Growing Community of Social Changemakers at Babson

By Prabha Dublish, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. As I enter into the second semester of my sophomore year here at Babson, I am thankful for the opportunities I have had so far to grow as an individual while following my passion. When Emily, the Associate Director of…

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The Impact of MBA Impact Hour

By Ross Chesnick, Graduate student at Babson College. I caught a glimpse of the clock while sorting through the clutter of digital documents on my desktop. It was 4:30 PM on a Tuesday in late October. I slammed my laptop shut and pressed pause on the ever-demanding MBA pipeline of assignments and deadlines, and made…

Cheryl Kiser

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Conversation

Now more than ever, the need to put our phones away and give presence is being felt in all areas of our lives. As recent articles like: Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. in the NY Times are pointing to, this is no longer a challenge just one generation is facing. It’s something that is becoming so…

Emily Weiner

Our Students Re-Imagining Business

In my four years here at Babson, I’ve noticed a sea change in our students and their commitment to challenging the status quo. To be sure, Babson students have always been wired differently and can be counted on to be up to something exciting. But more and more, our students are asking questions about the…

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10 FME Good Business Fridays Takeaways

By Irene Laochaisri and Katherine Hendrickson, Babson Undergraduate Students and Undergraduate Scholars at The Lewis Institute. On Friday Sept 12th we kicked off Good business Fridays with a conversation about how good business practices can be integrated into FME businesses to maximize their potential. Here are our top 10 take-aways from that discussion: 1. Get…

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Spotlight on Social Innovation: CGI U

Emily and the 12 Babson students selected to attend this year’s CGI U annual meeting had a great time exploring the ASU campus, networking and sharing their work. Check out photos from their trip here! In the coming months, you’ll be hearing from the students about their experience there and get the inside story behind…