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Reducing Environmental Impact a Top Priority at Presidio Graduate School

Sustainability

As an institution integrally focused on sustainable business and management practices, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) has long recognized that the delivery model of its programs creates a paradox for the school’s carbon-conscious community. Reducing carbon emissions and virtual education Employing a hybrid delivery model designed to increase accessibility, classes meet in-person in San Francisco just …

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Student, Entrepreneur, and Marathon Runner: Meet Pam Neronha

Sustainability, Community

“Whatever you believe and whatever god you pray to, a place where clean water rises from the earth is in some way sacred.”  – Charles Frazier, Thirteen Moons Preserving water resources is the mission of current MBA student and entrepreneur Pam Neronha. She is the Founder/CEO of Pluvion, a California Benefit Corporation with plans to disrupt …

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Catching up with Steven Tiell, 2019 recipient of the Alumni Enterprise Vanguard Award

Community

C5 alumnus Steven Tiell is the 2019 recipient of the PGS Alumni Enterprise Vanguard Award (EVA). We had the opportunity to connect with him and learn about his career trajectory since graduating. PGS: To what do you attribute to receiving The Enterprise Vanguard Award?  Steven: First, I need to recognize my thoughtful wife (we met …

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Miles Woodruff

Creating 1 Billion Plant-based Superheroes

Sustainability, Community

With VegRising PGS MBA student Miles Woodruff has the ambition to create 1 billion plant-based superheroes. Read his story to learn why.  A Big Decision We face ethical decisions every day that test our values, personal beliefs, education, understanding of systems, finances, and experience. These individual choices intersect in our overlapping communities creating a constantly …

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Sustainability Thought Leaders Tackle Corporate Responsibility Initiatives

Sustainability, Community

Introducing Sustainability Consulting as a Strategic Focus for Presidio Graduate School Sustainability strategy and execution have not traditionally been a part of the mindset of the C-suite executive–before now. The world is rapidly changing and today holistic systems-thinking plays a critical role in the way major initiatives are planned and managed. At this critical time …

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Career Pivot to Social Impact: A Conversation with Chhaya Bhanti

Community

Chhaya Bhanti is an entrepreneur and change maker whose work in sustainability bridges visual thinking and systems design principles with technical expertise. Based in India, she is the founder of Vertiver, a design-based sustainability consultancy. She also co-founded  Iora Ecological Solutions a group that designs, develops and implements projects in forestry, sustainable land use, climate …

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Wendy Weiden Food Systems Entrepreneur Philanthropic Capital

Philanthropic Capital Regenerates Food Systems

Sustainability

Passionate entrepreneurs, investors, advocates, and business leaders are having conversations about creating regenerative food systems. Yet policy continues to protect incumbent interests and their economies of scale. As a result, we have yet to see fundamental shifts in the underlying systems. Philanthropic capital has untapped potential to change – or break – the status quo. …

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Transformational Leadership of Libba Pinchot Honored

Presidio News, Community

Challenging us to be our best self is how Libba Pinchot inspires change. Her approach to education, transformational leadership, and life embodies Virginia Satir’s viewpoint that all of us live within nested systems, human and natural, and we all want to take responsibility for positive change.  Libba has acted on this responsibility throughout her distinguished career.  …

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PGS Winter Community Retreat

Community, Student Experience

For the first time since Presidio Graduate School acquired Pinchot University, our San Francisco and Seattle campuses came together for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend with 40 students and alumni. The theme of integration traversed throughout all our activities and by the end of the weekend, we knew one another better, understood that we’re more powerful …

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Alumni Impacts Report

Presidio News, Community

Presidio Graduate School’s Alumni Impacts Report showcases quantitative results and highlights social impact stories of alumni who are challenging the status quo and creating a positive impact in the world every day. PGS prepares students with business skills, sustainability technical knowledge, and personal development to foster transformative leaders. One clear trend is that Presidians are both intrapreneurs …

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