Key Takeaways from an Internship in Impact Investing

By Emma Allison, MBA Candidate Over the summer I had the opportunity to intern with ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm focused on impact investing. Prior to my internship, I understood the theoretical underpinnings of how impact investing worked, but had no …

Internships with Impact

By Rachel Fus, Communications Manager Although the academic year may have drawn to a close, students at Presidio are hardly taking the summer off.  According to Mitchell Friedman, the associate dean of career development and student affairs, more than 20 students will …

On farm energy and impact investing

By Sarah Vared, Presidio Graduate School MBA Candidate Over the fall semester, I interned with New Island Capital Management, an impact investing firm dedicated to helping its clients find ways to achieve financial returns while transforming the way natural resources are used, …

Understanding the True Cost of a Gallon of Gasoline and a 1KW of Electricity

By Dermot Grady, Presidio MBA Candidate Firelake Capital is a classic venture capital investment partnership. Its mission is to bring to market innovative products in information technology, energy technology, and material science. In so doing, the partners believe they will have a …

Embracing Complexity in Impact Investing

By Joshua Newman, Presidio MPA Candidate Sonen Capital and the impact investment business are logical fits for me. For a variety of political, socio-economic, and environmental reasons, the interplay between public and private finance is increasing. With no shortage of social challenges, …