Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Babson College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 5.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
12

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
1

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
8.33

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Babson offers continuing education opportunities through edX. As of January 2018, Babson teaches 12 edX courses including a course called "From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation," available at https://www.edx.org/school/babsonx

The course "From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation" is based on real-world experiences from business leaders, teaching how to develop and lead social innovation initiatives that create both economic and social value.

The course content is based on the understanding that the challenges facing our world are increasingly complex and affect corporations, communities, citizens, and the natural environment. For many companies, even those with strong traditions of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, there is a growing consensus that current models of corporate engagement in society are no longer sufficient. They see that new approaches are needed.

Fortunately, the past decade has seen an explosion of interest and development in social innovation—a discipline that employs entrepreneurial knowledge and methods to develop solutions to pressing social issues. The course addresses related challenges including business growth, innovation, employee engagement and retention, social impact, and connection to society.

This is a course for anyone interested in understanding and acting on the new frontier of Corporate Social Innovation. This course combines learnings from the real-world experience of business leaders with analysis and practical applications. The course offers firsthand accounts and interaction with key executives who’ve led social innovation initiatives. They hail from leading organizations and brands including, Campbell’s, Dunkin Brands, Verizon, Salesforce.com, FIFCO, Barclays and more.

The course teaches how to take critical steps and apply the management frameworks to any organization, developing a clear, practical understanding of the process, knowledge, and skills required to create social innovation efforts.

In addition to online interactions, the course offers opportunities for in-person touchpoints for anyone in the Greater Boston area; with the potential for meetups elsewhere in the future.

At Babson, the Executive and Enterprise Education program also produces tailored courses for individual organizations. Due to the customized content, the sustainability education is not public.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
No

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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