With Bans on Gas-Powered Vehicles, Here Are Key Steps to Increase EV Equity

In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that, by 2035, sales of all new passenger vehicles will be zero-emission—significantly reducing demand for fossil fuels in California’s fight against climate change. Some Californians are thrilled: “Electric… Read more »

Alumnus Eric Raymond: Building Equity in the Outdoors with Innovative Leadership

Main image of Jimmy Chin, Team Athlete & Academy Award-Winning Director. Photo by Savannah Cummins. In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing… Read more »

Why All Business Schools Should Mainstream Sustainability

The idea of mainstreaming sustainability has entered into my psyche over the past decade or more. I think about it when I remember graphs presented at board meetings at the Rocky Mountain Institute—bringing a certain… Read more »

Moving Beyond “Performative” Diversity Commitments

While we have been attempting to move the needle on diversity for many years this time feels different, or is it? Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of National Diversity Council (NDC), challenges us to go… Read more »

Embedding Agriculture in Nature Is Beneficial for Biodiversity and Business

Since the publication of Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac” and Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” our skies have become increasingly silent; our oceans, lakes, and rivers are increasingly empty. Research suggests we are fast approaching… Read more »

How to Talk to Your Family Over the Holidays

2020 is a year like no other. And as we head into the holiday season, we know that the election, Covid-19, lockdowns, and a host of other divisive issues might come up at the dinner… Read more »

Finding Political Common Ground in these Uncertain Times

We are at an incredibly polarized time in our nation’s history. While politics used to just be one way in which people identified themselves, in recent years Americans have used political affiliations as a way… Read more »

How a Sustainability Graduate School Is Reducing Single-use Plastic

Last year I ran into Molly Moore, who graduated with her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in 2014, at a conference where I spoke on a panel. She told me about SUPER, the first single-use plastic… Read more »

Achieving Racial Equity Is Integral to Sustainability

We are observing that sustainability and impact professionals are starting to address racial justice as a part of their work more consistently. Today, we hear from guest blogger Alice Korngold, author, thought leader and President… Read more »

How to Talk About Race

There are few topics that almost instantaneously provoke such strong and unyielding emotions as a discussion about race and racism. Venues where such conversations would have been considered “inappropriate” and off-limits in previous years are… Read more »

Companies Need to Institutionalize Climate Solutions in Every Department

Businesses are on notice. Corporations’ excessive exploitation of Earth’s resources and degradation of its carrying capacity are continuing unabated in the second decade of the 21st century. The United Nations Global Compact warns that “despite progress made in many… Read more »

Philanthropy and Racial Equity: Shifting Focus

As part of the ongoing work we are doing at Presidio Graduate School (PGS) in the area of equity and social justice, we are hosting an event where we will explore the intersection of racial… Read more »