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PGS students at the Hult San Francisco Regional: 24 hours of little sleep, hard work, and lots of fun

Student Experience

  Our team (made up of Presidio MBA candidates Sarah Cabell, Mara Slade, Megan McDonald, David Stripling and Shaun Webb) walked into the Friday afternoon registration and information session a little nervous. Not because we were overwhelmed by the craziness of it all or the diversity of people and schools from all over the world. …

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Solving Food Insecurity through Efficient Food Distribution …

Sustainability

Our team came together last spring informally deciding that we wanted to compete in a case competition before graduating from business school. We are as varied in our backgrounds as in our reasons for wanting to participate – but shared a demonstrated commitment to issues of social or environmental sustainability coupled with a desire to …

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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

Student Experience

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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Rewards of Social Impact Bonds

Community

Presidio Graduate School MBA alumnus Dave Groves, 32, admits the idea is “whimsical,” but is convinced it is important enough to embrace — social impact bonds for environmental change or a system whereby private investors are rewarded when environmental impact is achieved. “Right now the vast majority of thinking around investment is limited to private …

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Women’s Empowerment: From Good Intentions to Real Impact

Student Experience

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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