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Mission Investing or Impact Investing?

Student Experience

  At Presidio we often see a debate develop around semantics in this growing field of sustainability. Sometimes it is our worst enemy, as titles become co-opted, or re-created and stigmas are born. But in the end, the debate itself is usually indicative of a larger question that is central to the content of our …

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Scott Bright

Student Rep sees new possibilities in language to describe PGS

Student Experience

*This is the second article in our Q&A series with our current Student Representatives. Scott Bright is a second-year student in the sustainable business management program at Presidio Graduate School and 2013-14 student representative. Scott says he finds it hard not to get involved in a community that he’s passionate about. “I like to connect …

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Questions to Use in Informational Interviews

Student Experience

I’ve conducted scores of informational interviews in my life, and enthusiastically (and repeatedly) encourage Presidio Graduate School students to do so as a means of learning more about specific jobs, occupations, and/or industries (whether that’s clean technology and renewable energy; impact investing and sustainable finance; sustainable agriculture and food systems; or smart cities and sustainable …

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Commencement Award Recipients put Principles into Practice

Student Experience

“I wasn’t sure I heard correctly,” Joseph Herr laughs as he evokes the moment he received an outstanding student award at the Presidio Graduate School Commencement on June 1. “I looked around to my left and my right and I saw my friends nodding their heads saying ‘get on stage.’ And I was thinking, ‘really?’” …

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Lily Laurence draws people to the same page

Student Experience

*This is the first article in a series of Q&As with our Student Representatives. Lily Laurence saw a lot of burnout and disconnection with money and business structures before she began pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School. As an artist working in nonprofits and environmental activism, she realized that people had to begin thinking …

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Guidelines for Writing Recommendations

Student Experience

I relish the opportunity to write recommendations for others I have come to know through my roles as a professor, higher education administrator, consultant, and leader in business and professional organizations. As I have written many such letters over the years, my challenge is to craft documents that crackle with energy while capturing the qualities …

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Woody Tasch Master Class teaches impact investing as a solution to ending the disparity between profit and progress

Community, Student Experience

“One of the biggest challenges we face in our economy is the separation of money from things of true value.” When PresidioPRO Faculty Director Ryan Cabinte, said this on Wednesday, May 8th it certainly wasn’t the first time the sentiment had been raised at Presidio Graduate School. In fact, the Outgrowing GDP Symposium just a …

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8 Reasons to Seek Written Recommendations Related to Your Academic and Professional Experience

Student Experience

I urge every Presidian to take the time to seek written recommendations from professors, employers, internship supervisors,  Experiential Learning partners (when appropriate), and any others who’ve had the opportunity to manage your academic or professional experience at any time in your life.  Here are eight reasons you should do so: A concise, written recommendation highlighting …

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Green Ninja Named Outstanding Solution to Climate Change

Student Experience

On May 23, more than 300 people representing climate scientists, astronauts, technologists and venture capitalists convened for the annual Sustainable Silicon Valley WEST Summit, and one thing dominated their conversations. WEST, which brings together leaders from many sectors to understand barriers and exchange insights towards a more sustainable future, took place shortly after scientists reported …

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Grads: lead with audacity, boldness and passion, says Cheryl Dorsey

Student Experience

As Presidio Graduate School students celebrate commencement June 1, Echoing Green  president Cheryl Dorsey has a special message: it’s your audacity, passion and boldness that will chart a new course to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Dorsey is Presidio’s 2013 Commencement Speaker, and says it’s the above traits that she feels privileged …

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