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PGS alum Josh Newman co-authors impact investment report

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Sonen Capital published a report this week detailing the financial performance of the KL Felicitas Foundation’s investment portfolio.  Josh Newman (PA2) was one of the co-authors. The report, titled Evolution of an Impact Portfolio: From Implementation to Results, demonstrates that impact investments can financially compete with, and at times outperform, traditional asset class strategies, while …

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Persistent or a Pest?

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Let’s say at the suggestion of a trusted colleague you’ve reached out to someone he or she knows to request an informational interview.  Or perhaps you’ve reached out to someone you don’t know to see if they’re willing to give you some of their time to learn more about an industry, job, or related professional …

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Presidio alumnus Dustin Haggett co-founds HUB in Salt Lake City

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MBA Alumnus Dustin Haggett (C13) witnessed the abundance that collaborative workspaces can generate for social entrepreneurs at HUB Bay Area during his time at Presidio Graduate School. The spring 2012 graduate is now dedicated to bringing this successful global model to his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, where over 90 members have already signed …

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Sam Ruben: Learning the Most From Those We Disagree With

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Sam Ruben knew before he applied to Presidio Graduate School that it was a place where he belongs. He was impressed by the aptitude and diversity of the “Presidians” he met through a good friend studying in the MBA program, and he immediately aligned with their determination to create a better world for the many, …

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‘The Godfather of Greening’ joins Presidio Graduate School's faculty

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Just when you thought the Presidio Graduate School social business community couldn’t get any loftier, the faculty welcomes senior scientist of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Dr. Allen Herschkowitz, as the new Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Sustainable Sports Management. He will be directing the new Sports and Sustainability Certificate Program beginning in the fall of …

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Freesia Lee: Everyone’s Got a Part to Play in Being Responsible

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Freesia Lee found Presidio through a very calculated Google search after digging through peoples’ garbage. That is – she was caught off guard when she encountered co-workers at her former job that weren’t recycling or composting. The San Francisco native had thought these sustainability basics were simply second nature, but she realized that it wasn’t …

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Q&A with Alumna Elizabeth Ü

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We recently had a chance to catch up with Alumna Elizabeth Ü (C1) author of the book Raising Dough: the Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business and founder and CEO of Finance for Food. Here’s what she had to say. Q: How did you decide to get involved in the field of …

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A Perfect Fit: Teaching at Presidio Graduate School suits a professor with expertise in both traditional and social finance

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By Amy DerBerdrosian No matter how complex the question, Scott Fullwiler can answer it. That’s been the experience of Scott’s former student John Talbott (C13), who says of the Presidio Graduate School adjunct faculty member, “He’ll go to the board, and the diagrams will fly. Scott has a lot of insight and knowledge.” This comes …

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MBA Alumnus Adam Feldman connects his career and values through solar energy finance

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The backyard of Adam Feldman (C10) is a food system in miniature. Seven chickens at his home high in the Oakland hills produce fresh eggs for his family. A worm box and food scraps provide feed for the chickens. What they don’t eat ends up as compost for the Feldman family’s vegetable garden. “This teaches …

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The InCredible Sarah Cabell

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It all began because of a movie. “When I was 12 [years old] I gave up red meat,” said Sarah Cabell (C14). “I watched a film about how destructive the cow/beef industry is on the planet and the resources it takes to grow cattle; you can feed 100 families with the resources it takes to …

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