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How Presidio Graduate School Prepared Me for My Dream Job

Sustainability, Community

Mighty Buildings is an Oakland-based construction technology startup that delivers sustainable housing built with unique 3D printing technology. Along with my three co-founders (CEO Slava Solonitsyn, COO Alexey Dubov, and CTO Dmitry Starodubstev), we bring a diverse set of backgrounds that allows us to approach the housing and climate crises with a unique perspective to …

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Refrigerants Explained: How Supermarket Fridges Can Help The Planet Stay Cool

Sustainability, Community

Author’s note: Ratio Institute taps Presidio Graduate School’s students and alumni for sustainability research in the food industry. Through our partnership, we’re able to communicate to a broader audience about best practices in engaging with the food industry around sustainability.  Today I went and looked inside my fridge — not for veggies, but for the label …

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Building A Sustainable Construction Company From The Ground Up

Sustainability, Community

3D-printed homes have been hitting the market. One company, Mighty Buildings, can 3D print structures twice as fast with 95 percent fewer labor hours and 10 times less waste than conventional construction. Started in 2017, the construction technology company spent a few years in “stealth” mode proving out its technology and working with compliance and regulatory …

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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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Top 5 Sustainability Issues in 2021

Sustainability

It can be very hard to keep up with the ever-emerging sustainability research ranging from climate to our personal health to the health of entire communities. For those with an interest in the sustainability field or who are looking to enroll in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Solutions, Master of Public Administration …

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How a Presidio Graduate School Degree Prepares You for a Career in Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability, Community, Student Experience

It isn’t uncommon for students to come to Presidio Graduate School with a desire to pursue sustainability consulting careers. Consulting is an excellent career choice in the realm of sustainability for a multitude of reasons. First, it’s never boring! If you’re interested in a variety of subjects, learning about new fields, and contributing to multiple …

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Revisiting My Genentech Team: One Presidian Interviews Two Others

Sustainability, Community

When I lectured in a couple of classes last semester at Presidio Graduate School as Expert in Residence, I talked about my 12 years as sustainability manager at Genentech, a role which started while I was earning my MBA in Sustainable Solutions at Presidio. I organized my presentation around the three strategic objectives that we …

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Compelled to Action: 5 Sustainability Trends Impacting Food Retail

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Food retailers — supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores and convenience stores — are the nexus of food production, distribution and consumption, bringing together the most pressing issues in our food system. They also have the most potential to drive changes for a more sustainable future. The food retail industry has remained behind in adapting to the …

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Award-Winning Film on Social Enterprise, Seeding Change, Features Presidio Graduate School

Award-Winning Film on Social Enterprise, Seeding Change, Features Presidio Graduate School

Presidio News, Sustainability

When I was approached by Sambazon Co-Founder Jeremy Black late in 2019 to be interviewed for Seeding Change, a film about social enterprise, I was pleased to comply. The Presidio relationship with Sambazon stems from the fact that our students have done several Experiential Learning (EL) projects for the company in our Operations, Engagement, Finance, …

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Blue Action Lab: Building a Resilient Future for the Bahamas and Beyond

Sustainability, Community

In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing about positive change. We’re pleased to feature a guest post from Presidio alum Rupert Hayward, co-founder and President at the Blue Action Lab, and executive director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Port Group, Ltd., …

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