Tag: The Lewis Institute - page 2

Hannah Moriggi

The Lewis Institute

June is long gone, July feels like a distant memory and August is more than halfway over. Where did the summer go? It sure flew by, especially over here in Lunder Admission Center, but it passed with many visitors and countless opportunities for professional development. Over the course of the summer, our staff invited various…

Posted In Undergraduate Blog

The Lewis Institute

Defining Social Innovation

What gets us out of bed every morning here at The Lewis Institute is a driving desire to use entrepreneurship to change the world for the better. We believe that Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is one of the best assets the world has to tackle societal issues, and want to put these tools into the…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Lewis Institute

The Only Thing That Remains Constant

By Jennifer-Trisha Kuhanga, Babson Undergraduate Student and Intern at The Lewis Institute. I have been working with The Lewis Institute since January and we have been developing a project called the Babson Good Business Initiative (BGBI). BGBI is an experimental project that aims to help actualize Babson’s vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create both…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Lewis Institute

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®.…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

Cheryl Kiser

Honoring Len Schlesinger: Chief Changemaker

Babson is a unique community that regularly attracts people looking to make a significant change in the status quo. Tapping into our entrepreneurial spirit, many of us in the Babson Community are oriented toward seeing things differently and discovering new outcomes to existing dilemmas—both on and off campus. The Lewis Institute celebrates these Changemakers and…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Lewis Institute

Video Profile: Imran Khoja of Designed Good

Earlier this spring, Cheryl Kiser sat down with social entrepreneur Imran Khoja to discuss his new business, Designed Good. She starts by setting the business specifics aside and focusing on how he as an individual could take the business from idea to reality. Imran shares how he came to see social enterprise as the only…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Lewis Institute

Cheryl Kiser Talks Social Entrepreneurship on FT.com

Last week the Financial Times invited leaders in the area of social entrepreneurship and social innovation to present their view on what defines a social entrepreneur. The article, Value creation, a sustainable firm or venture philanthropy?, featured a debate between social entrepreneurship as a purely charitable venture or as a business oriented practice. At The…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Lewis Institute

Collaborative Idea Management at Ericsson

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis This is the first of a new monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Top companies are doing many different things to engage their employees through CSR nowadays. There has, for example, been a big increase in corporate volunteering—including global…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog