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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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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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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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The Super Supporter: Q&A with Judy Lipsett

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When I was studying non-profit management in Cambridge back in 2004, I was assigned terribly dry texts on organizational operations and board governance. But among the organizational chart diagrams and Ten Commandments of Effective Human Resource Management, I was surprised to be so inspired by the chapters on Board leadership. I learned that effective Boards …

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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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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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