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PGS Students Finalists in Global Social Venture Competition

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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

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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

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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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