Sitting at the Intersection of Inclusion and Impact

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Melynnie Rizvi who is Deputy General Counsel and Senior Director of Employment, Inclusion, and Impact at SurveyMonkey. Melynnie holds a powerful role which includes… Read more »

Climate Change in Every Course at Presidio Graduate School

As COVID-19 rages around the world and antiracists agitate against police brutality, climate change remains the existential threat in the background. It may not always be the breaking news story or the latest viral video,… Read more »

Alumna Chandra Alexandre: Strengthening Marin County Through Community Action

In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing about positive change. We’re pleased to launch this series by interviewing PGS alumna Chandra Alexandre,… Read more »

Exploring the Role of Leadership in Sustainability: Two Presidians on the Campaign Trail

We regularly interview Presidio Graduate School alumni to learn how they are applying their degrees to address sustainability and social justice challenges in their lives and work. We recently caught up with Bay Area locals… Read more »

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Creating Opportunity in Latin America

For several years, Presidio Graduate School has worked collaboratively with Universidad UEAN in Bogota, Colombia on a number of projects. This is an exciting opportunity for PGS, as well as for students with roots in… Read more »

Introducing Our Racial Equity in Action Series

Welcome to our new series, Racial Equity in Action. Here, we will explore how, as sustainability and impact leaders, we can move the needle towards a more equitable and just society. Our series will sit… Read more »

Asking Meaningful Questions: Using a Systems-Thinking Lens to Address Complex Consulting Projects

The way questions are framed, the order in which they are delivered, and the tone of voice used to ask them are all part of the delicate art of asking questions. Good questions inspire change,… Read more »

Operationalizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at PGS

Each summer, the PGS team works on annual goals to take us through the next fiscal year to align with our top organizational goals and three-year strategic plan. Last summer, we created PGS’s first official… Read more »

People with a Soul: Truth—A Response to the Recent Crimes Against Humanity

Even as these times shine a light on the legacy of systemic racism, they are also revealing the work of patient, generative heroes among us. In that spirit, I wanted to share this letter from… Read more »

Inspirational Messages from our 2020 Virtual Commencement

As the summer progresses and a new semester is about to begin, we’re still all in our feelings, reflecting on our 2020 virtual commencement—and our thoughts are with the newly minted graduates poised to create… Read more »

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The Plant-Based Ecosystem: Entrepreneurship and Impact

On Saturday, July 25th, 2020, more than 100 guests joined the virtual panel “The Plant-Based Ecosystem: Entrepreneurship and Impact,” a collaboration between the PGS Sustainable Food Club and Sweet Farm. Luminaries from the plant-based world… Read more »


Cruising to a Cleaner Future with Peter Glenn and EV Life

We recently caught up with Peter Glenn (MBA, 2011), who co-founded EV Life, a new startup dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world. The company’s first audacious goal: helping to make it easier and… Read more »