Tag: Social Innovation

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Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment
Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment » Through her nonprofit, Seeds of Fortune, Nitiya Walker ’14 seeks to empower young women of color through financial knowledge.
Her Hometown Is in Her Heart
Her Hometown Is in Her Heart » Her Brazilian hometown is often on the mind of Giullia Jaques Caldeira ’24, who works to support her mom there and founded an organization aiding women in an area prison.
The Fight Against Isolation in the Time of COVID
The Fight Against Isolation in the Time of COVID » To combat isolation in older adults, a student team from Babson’s FutureLab on Mobility explored how to improve access to technology.
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report » Worldwide, 75% of entrepreneurs and 81% of established business owners are entrepreneurs, co-owning or managing their businesses with family members.
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All » Angeli Tarsadia Reddy ’09 and her family foundation have partnered with a Babson-led venture to uplift underserved populations from financial fragility.
In the Saddle with Entrepreneurial Leaders
In the Saddle with Entrepreneurial Leaders » Against the backdrop of Montana’s West Creek Ranch, Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership empowers organizations to address pressing social issues.
Studying Science at a Business School
Studying Science at a Business School » Assistant professor of Earth and environmental science Joanna Carey asked students to express their vision for a better future. Why? Because as entrepreneurial leaders, she believes they can ignite change.
Entrepreneurship with Law During COVID-19
Entrepreneurship with Law During COVID-19 » How Danielle Goldman, a Babson WIN Lab® alumna, is helping international students serve local communities.
People of Babson: Lisa Thomas, Director of Service and Justice Programs
From Babson Magazine
People of Babson: Lisa Thomas, Director of Service and Justice Programs » Lisa Thomas, the director of Service and Justice Programs, reflects on the importance of service, and how it relates to entrepreneurial leadership.
‘True Success Is Giving Back’ This article contains a video
From Babson Magazine
‘True Success Is Giving Back’ » In these courses, Babson students not only learn the significance of philanthropy and what it means to be a humanitarian but also put those lessons in action.
Their Mission: Empower Women Everywhere
Their Mission: Empower Women Everywhere » Savitha Sridharan MBA’14 and Angela Sanchez MBA’11 are two Babson entrepreneurs united by one extraordinary mission—to empower women everywhere .
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami » Miami was home to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s annual meeting and Report Launch.
Entrepreneurs Worldwide Want Their Business to Make a Difference
Entrepreneurs Worldwide Want Their Business to Make a Difference » Forty percent of entrepreneurs in 35 economies want to use their business to make a difference in the world.
Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone at Babson
Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone at Babson » While she was launching Yad, her home decor business, Debbie Cohen ’19 took full advantage of the many resources that Babson offers budding entrepreneurs.
A Break to Serve Others This article contains a video
A Break to Serve Others » In honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’re recognizing Babson students who, every year, choose to spend their school breaks away from home, helping others.
The Growing Need for Sustainability in Business
The Growing Need for Sustainability in Business » How might humanity take action and confront climate change? Sustainability in business offers one source for ideas and inspiration.
5 Ways to Be a Good Board Fellow
5 Ways to Be a Good Board Fellow » The Babson College Board Fellows program allows MBA students and alumni the opportunity to become integral nonvoting members of nonprofit boards.
Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs, Empowering Communities This article contains a video
Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs, Empowering Communities » Ten young leaders returned home from Babson College’s Summer Study program ready to amplify their impact, all thanks to a SheaMoisture initiative that believes in empowering communities by empowering women through entrepreneurship.
How Gen Z Is Preparing to Tackle Global Challenges
How Gen Z Is Preparing to Tackle Global Challenges » These bright minds have big feelings about big problems. They emphasize authenticity and values-driven action. But, how can that passion get channeled into sustainable, positive social impact?
Alumnus Connection Helps WIN Lab Go Global
Alumnus Connection Helps WIN Lab Go Global » For the first time in program history, and in partnership with alumnus Marvin Tarawally ’17, Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® is taking its expertise abroad to provide Liberian entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and mindset they need to accelerate their ventures.
One Student’s Quest to Transform Africa
One Student’s Quest to Transform Africa » Jacob Fohtung MBA’19, MS’20 is using his Babson degrees to move him closer to his ultimate goal of transforming the continent of Africa.
Helping Professors Thrive with Custom Coaching
Helping Professors Thrive with Custom Coaching » Through customized coaching, David James MBA’18 helps professors achieve their classroom goals and become better teachers.
Accelerating the Future of Mobility
Accelerating the Future of Mobility » New partnership leverages Toyota Mobility Foundation’s know-how and Babson’s entrepreneurial management expertise to develop mobility models aimed at solving real-world problems.
Babson Startups Win Big at B.E.T.A. Challenge
Babson Startups Win Big at B.E.T.A. Challenge » More than $300,000 in cash and prizes was awarded at the esteemed Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (B.E.T.A.) Challenge.
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship » Julia Dean ’19 has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to improve access to entrepreneurship education in South Korea. She is the latest in a line of Babson students who have decided to take advantage of their opportunities to better the lives of others around the world.
Pursuing Purpose and Profit
Pursuing Purpose and Profit » The leader of Babson’s Lewis Institute, Cheryl Kiser, believes companies can both make money and make a difference.
From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO
From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO » As graduation approached for Prakash Veenam MBA '18, he took advantage of a summer fellowship offered through the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. That fellowship paved the way for Veenam to become CEO just three months later.
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond » Melissa Denizard ’20 fell in love with filmmaking in high school. Her latest project? A documentary on Flint, Michigan's water crisis.
Can Entrepreneurship Reduce Recidivism? This Babson Professor Says Yes
Can Entrepreneurship Reduce Recidivism? This Babson Professor Says Yes » How can we reduce the exorbitant rate of recidivism in the United States? Babson Professor Elizabeth Swanson believes entrepreneurship is the answer.
For Kingston Creative, Revitalizing a City Relies on Entrepreneurship
For Kingston Creative, Revitalizing a City Relies on Entrepreneurship » Kingston Creative is an initiative whose stated goal is no less than the revitalization of an entire city. But it’s all in a day’s work for Jennifer Bailey, assistant professor of technology and operations management.
In the Classroom, Students Design for Sustainable Social Impact
In the Classroom, Students Design for Sustainable Social Impact » Through a collaborative class, students at Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges learn to use design and entrepreneurship to address the well-being of people living in poverty.
Breaking Down Language Barriers with Entrada ESL
Breaking Down Language Barriers with Entrada ESL » Social entrepreneur Erin Janklow MBA’14, founder of Entrada ESL, is working with companies such as Rent the Runway, Vail Resorts, and the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance to teach English as a second language to labor workers.
What is Social Impact?
What is Social Impact? » How do you create economic and social value simultaneously? It takes a culture that sees differently, thinks differently, and acts differently. It requires a mindset that cultivates breakthrough interactions to activate and scale positive social impact.
The Future of Sustainability is in the Hands of Entrepreneurs
The Future of Sustainability is in the Hands of Entrepreneurs » In seeking to understand adoption rates of environmentally friendlier buildings, Siddharth Vedula found a riveting case for sustainability entrepreneurs everywhere.
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership » In the story of Caryl Stern’s life, there’s a theme prevalent in each and every chapter: putting children first.
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz » Stephen Ritz's Green Bronx Machine uses the power of a plant to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.
Scaling and Sustaining Healthcare Innovation
Scaling and Sustaining Healthcare Innovation » How can an entrepreneurial mindset and model lead to healthcare innovation?
After the Storm
After the Storm » Entrepreneurs are putting their own unique spins on hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S.
Capitalism That Works For All
Capitalism That Works For All » Ten characteristics of Conscious Capitalism: a system serves the interests of customers, employees, investors, communities, suppliers, and the environment.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future » Roshni Nadar Malhotra has spearheaded a multitude of initiatives and programs that prepare India's next generation of women leaders, and the next generation of nation builders in India’s classrooms.
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers » This food entrepreneur is using pulp-based snacks to transform the way we think about—and use—food waste.
People, Planet, Profits: A Recipe for Triple Bottom Line
People, Planet, Profits: A Recipe for Triple Bottom Line » Why Ramon Mendiola, CEO of FIFCO, merged the company’s business strategy with corporate social responsibility.
Disrupting the Status Quo
Disrupting the Status Quo » Social innovators Rosanne Haggerty and Michael Sorrell are challenging traditional models of doing business, using entrepreneurship to reshape and reimagine the communities—and the world—we live in
Tackling Sustainability Goals with Social Innovation in Liberia
Tackling Sustainability Goals with Social Innovation in Liberia » Taylor Quinn and Marvin Tarawally are using entrepreneurial thought and action to tackle combat malnutrition and advance education in Liberia.
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time » Sets of three are lucky in Cambodia. But when Dr. Gavin Armstrong incorporated his company Lucky Iron Fish on 12/12/12, he wasn’t thinking much about luck. Rather, he was launching an innovative solution to one of Cambodia's biggest problems; iron deficiency.
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up » How can companies empower citizens of the world’s war-torn economies? For Shainoor Khoja, the answer includes bringing those citizens into the organization’s business model.
Can the Collaborative Economy Fix Climate Change?
Can the Collaborative Economy Fix Climate Change? » How collaborative economy ventures, including car-sharing platforms such as BlaBlaCar, Lyft, and Uber, are helping combat climate change.
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty » Rocked by the painful loss of her toddler, Catalina Escobar channeled her grief into action.
Writing the Book on Creating Social Value
Writing the Book on Creating Social Value » When Cheryl Kiser began teaching a graduate course called Social Value Creation Matters three years ago, neither she nor her students could have predicted that their classroom discussions were laying the groundwork for a book.
Running a Business Rooted in Mission
Running a Business Rooted in Mission » What happens if an organization’s business side conflicts with its mission? In some cases, this struggle can lead to mission creep—a term used in the nonprofit world to describe a migration away from the original purpose to a new direction entirely.
Slow Money Investing Takes Root
Slow Money Investing Takes Root » An emerging cadre of enterprising investors and entrepreneurs is committed to turning this situation around, and making money in the process. Food entrepreneurs are revitalizing dozens of old businesses, and starting hundreds of new ones, based on sustainable farming and food production methods.
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist » Professor Raj Sisodia, chairman and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, is the co-author (with Whole Foods Founder John Mackey) of business bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. In addition to helping companies around the world adopt the mindset of Conscious Capitalism, Sisodia also is the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business…
Amplifying Impact with AltruHelp
Amplifying Impact with AltruHelp » Mathew Paisner is not your average social innovator. He heads AltruHelp, an organization that helps businesses and colleges increase volunteerism by connecting their people to personalized volunteer projects.
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part II
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part II » Social investment platforms are as diverse as the challenges they seek to address. They share a common goal of having a positive effect and supporting social causes, but approach community engagement and fundraising differently.
A Profile of Omidyar Network
A Profile of Omidyar Network » Instead of simply giving money to accelerate social good, Omidyar Network behaves like a venture capital firm, investing in global businesses whose result is public good.
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part I
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part I » Crowdfunding is an Internet-powered evolution of an age-old activity, and it’s providing social entrepreneurs with access to capital, customers, and ideas.
Social Intrapreneurship: A Conversation with Cheryl Kiser and Kevin Thompson
Social Intrapreneurship: A Conversation with Cheryl Kiser and Kevin Thompson » The term Social Intrapreneurship has been cropping up lately. The Ashoka Changemakers announced a League of Intrapreneurs in September, universities are studying the practice, and intrapreneurs at companies as diverse as Ford, Nestle, Intel, Dell, and Kraft have attracted attention in the business press.