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On farm energy and impact investing

Student Experience

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, businesses are built and communities thrive. Thanks to generous support from the Fink Foundation, I was given the opportunity to support …

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PGS Students Finalists in Global Social Venture Competition

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In 2012, after completing his MBA at Presidio Graduate School, Pai Somsak Boonkam returned home to Thailand, where he began working with the hill tribe villagers at Baan Suan Par and 4000 Rai campsite in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. His goal was to assist the villagers in developing their homestay businesses. While doing this work, …

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Women’s Empowerment: From Good Intentions to Real Impact

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It seems to be common knowledge in today’s dialogue around sustainable international development that empowering women and girls in communities and allowing for their participation in the social and political economy will, in the most simplistic terms, save the world. While the recent political climate of the U.S. reflects a veritable legislative war against women’s …

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