Through her work with Pinchot & Co., an intrapreneurship consultancy, Libba Pinchot has worked with half of the Fortune 100 as well as countless NGOs and government agencies. She consults with senior sustainability leaders and intrapreneurs to create innovative contributions to the welfare of people and planet, by engaging employees and stakeholders in a systemic movement for a healthy future. She helped launch numerous startups in the areas of service, technology, and education. She co-developed a wilderness learning center on Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada that hosted dozens of groups pursuing sustainability and social justice causes. In 2002, Libba co-founded Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the first sustainable graduate business school in the country.
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The LIBBA was inspired by Libba Pinchot, a co-founder of Pinchot University, formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), and now the Seattle Campus of Presidio Graduate School. She co-developed the campus’ unique culture as a learning laboratory for an effective workplace culture for sustainable business. Inclusive practices such as Virginia Satir’s Circle help people see systems more clearly, discover themselves as powerful actors within those systems, and work together to expand their collaborative impact. She served as the founding Board Chair and later as Ombudsman of BGI, using her expertise in systems change and interpersonal leadership to create a vibrant and supportive school community.
The award is given out to an individual or team who, through their leadership in sustainable innovations, have achieved significant impact that engages wider participation beyond the enterprise. It recognizes the level of innovation and the cultural transformation that has inspired stakeholders to contribute to lasting systemic change.
Each year, alumni will nominate fellow alums whose work embodies the spirit of the award. Following the call for nominations, a multi-stakeholder task force chooses the annual honoree using the following criteria:
The winner/s of the award are announced at Alumni Weekend at IslandWood. The recipient/s are invited to speak at Graduation the following month.