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A Lesson in Green Careers: Leveraging Business Skills for the Greater Good

This February 23rd marked Babson’s 10th Annual Green Careers Summit sponsored by Mark Donohue, Chairman & CEO of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College, and The Graduate Center for Career Development. Students interested in “Green Careers” were granted the opportunity to connect with professionals from Clean Tech, Energy, Impact Investing…

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From Walking Alone to Wheelchair Super Heroes

Over the winter break I had the chance to connect with Lejla Arapcic, a Babson One Year MBA student. Lejla shared a bit about herself and also spoke about her ongoing involvement with Wheelchair Man, now RIM Power – Redefining Normal, a company that is developing a portfolio of assistive technologies for wheelchairs, based on…

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Design and Entrepreneurship in China

Last month, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to co-present at two different universities in China with long-time friend, mentor, and collaborator Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Working in that capacity together, I was able to see firsthand how the…

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Providing Pathways Not New Ways for Change

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -E. O. Wilson We love this quote…

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Championing Sports for Good

By Lindsey Kittredge, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Shooting Touch. I firmly believe Nelson Mandela’s creed that sport has the power to change the world. That is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Sport is omnipresent in our culture here in the US and around the world. It is engrained into so…

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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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Drawn to Babson for Socially Responsible Business

By Ryan Lupberger, Babson Undergraduate Student and Scholar at The Lewis Institute. What does it mean to be a Babson student? How does one discover their passion in an unfamiliar atmosphere overwhelmed with possibilities? What motivates the majority of Babson students? These are the questions that I asked myself when I stepped on campus in…

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Babson Student Startup: SuperHealos

Following personal health scares and unexpected family challenges, Babson MBA student Yuan Yin M’15 decided to reevaluate her priorities and follow a new dream. From it was born a team of SuperHealos. SuperHealos Yuan: A SuperHealo is many things. It’s both the name of our business and a member of our team. It’s also a character in…

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2014 Year in Review

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab The end of another year is in sight; a time to pause and reflect upon the work we’ve done here at The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab. The shifts we’ve seen in the broader business community around creating social…

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