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

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“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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Daylong course teaches energy efficiency assessment and implementation

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Increasingly, leaders in different business functions will be called to apply sustainability practices to their work. And an upcoming daylong intensive course on energy efficiency from PresidioPRO could be a valuable skill for a diverse range of jobs. Terry Shire, from EcoFactor will be teaching the course running June 18. Energy Efficiency: Fundamentals and Job …

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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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Capstone Project Little Seed named Solutions Exhibitor at WEST Summit

Student Experience

What happens when children are able to create storybook heroes that look and act like them? Four Presidio Graduate School MBA students are hoping to find out with the launch of their new product, Little Seed. Little Seed is an online book builder that makes it possible to insert children and their family and friends …

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David Bennett picked for prestigious sustainability leadership program

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For David Bennett, it makes perfect sense that an upcoming sustainability leadership program exploring the potential for large-scale collaboration will take place while white water rafting down Idaho’s Salmon River. “What I like is this leadership program is taking the conversation into the outdoors, which is creating the context for people to think about ecology …

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MBA Alumnus fascinated by nexus of conservation and finance

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Having worked for more than a decade in the parks and conservation industry, Ryan Gerlach is passionate about protecting nature. Now, as he prepares to graduate from Presidio with his MBA, Ryan is excited to see how he can apply his business skills to sustainable land use. Ryan will be able to explore what he …

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HIP Investor’s CEO R. Paul Herman shares trends, opportunities

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International impact investing expert R. Paul Herman recently taught a Master Class at Presidio Graduate School to help executive-education students better understand how their money can build a better world. We caught up with Mr. Herman, who invented the “HIP” scorecard methodology (HIP = Human Impact + Profit) to learn more about what’s happening in …

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