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Pamela J. Gordon

Pamela J. Gordon is managing director of PGS Consults, the management consultancy at Presidio Graduate School, where she matches our faculty’s and alumni’s sustainability thought leadership with organizations’ needs for profitable, responsible solutions. A supply-chain and sustainability consultant for decades, she wrote the book "Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment," and teaches the course "Management Consulting Skills for Sustainability Professionals."

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From Presidio Graduate School to Sustainable Business Champion

Sustainability, Community

Jason Walter’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t feature that his job—Director of Business Development for Fleets at EVgo—is a lot of work. Now that EVgo, the nation’s largest public EV fast-charging network, has gone public, Jason’s role has quickly expanded from realizing future growth potential to include all of the complex details that come with positioning the …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with CivicSpark Climate Action Corps

Presidio News, Community

For CivicSpark Climate Action Corps Fellows who spend a year implementing sustainability and resilience projects in California’s local public agencies, a next career-building step is to earn a Master of Public Administration or Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Solutions from San Francisco-based Presidio Graduate School. This is the path that CivicSpark Alumnus Adam …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Climate Reality Bay Area

Presidio News, Community

The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter was started and is anchored by hundreds of dedicated climate advocates, many of whom have completed Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists. Its members represent all age groups and professions—teachers, students, doctors, business professionals, non-profit leaders, artists, authors, and …

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Maryline Daviaud-Lewett Solar Panels

Settle for Nothing Less Than Aligning Career With Values

Community

I recently sat down with Maryline Daviaud Lewett, who earned her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in 2006, to talk about how her career path and journey to impact came into alignment and intersected with sustainability. We had a wide-ranging, fascinating conversation. Nineteen years ago In 2002, Maryline Daviaud Lewett had already installed solar panels …

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5 Steps Boards Can Take to Be ESG-ready for 2021

Sustainability

Amongst the many dramatic challenges global businesses faced in 2020, one that had been simmering for years bubbled up and promised to stay at a high boil in 2021 is ESG: Environment, Social, Governance. Signs that ESG expectations were becoming more ubiquitous included the establishment of global ESG standards published by the World Economic Forum’s …

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With Bans on Gas-Powered Vehicles, Here Are Key Steps to Increase EV Equity

Sustainability

In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that, by 2035, sales of all new passenger vehicles will be zero-emission—significantly reducing demand for fossil fuels in California’s fight against climate change. Some Californians are thrilled: “Electric vehicles are great to drive, make neighborhoods cleaner and quieter, and help keep fossil fuels in the ground.” Others resist …

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How a Sustainability Graduate School Is Reducing Single-use Plastic

Sustainability

Last year I ran into Molly Moore, who graduated with her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in 2014, at a conference where I spoke on a panel. She told me about SUPER, the first single-use plastic reduction tool and certification for businesses, offering Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers of certification, which she cofounded with Manuel Maqueda. I …

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For the Adoption of EV Charging, Workplaces are in the Driver’s Seat

Sustainability

You and I can make decisions that significantly reduce our individual carbon footprints. For example, we can choose not to drive cars that run on fossil fuels, and instead opt only for electric vehicles (EVs)—especially when using renewable energy to charge them. Seeking greater impact, we can influence our families and friends to likewise choose …

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Presidians and a Renewable Energy ‘Co-spiracy’ at VERGE

Sustainability

These renewable energy stories are as frustrating as they are typical: At last, the company’s executives are on board for installing solar panels on location, but the company leases its facilities from a landlord who has little interest in the project. The commercial real estate company’s sustainability champion offers tenants clean energy choices, yet few …

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Cecily Joseph

Meet Cecily Joseph, Expert in Residence for Spring 2020

Presidio News, Student Experience

We’re happy to have Cecily Joseph join our community as an Expert in Residence (EIR) for the spring 2020 semester. She will offer her expertise to PGS students on the latest sustainability thinking, based on her vast experience. For over 20 years, Cecily has developed and managed programs and teams in environmental sustainability and has …

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