Saturday, June 2, 2007

Presidio School of Management

With environmental stewardship in the spotlight so much lately, large corporations are starting to realize that they, too, have a responsibility to protect the natural world. University programs and courses on sustainable business are popping up every time a new course catalogue is updated. But the Presidio School of Management in San Francisco is one to check out!
The mission statement of the school is "commitment to graduating ethical, entrepreneurial business leaders who have the passion and skills to make a healthy profit and return on investment that also supports social well-being and environmental sustainability".

Faculty include Hunter Lovins, Alexander Lazlo and Paul Sheldon to mention a few. Guest lecturers include Janine Benyus and Randy Hayes. Every teacher there has been on the board of large corporations, so if power through education is what you seek, there you will find it.
The first program to come out of PSM was DriveNeutral, a company that specializes in reducing carbon footprints for corporations and individuals. Their goal is to drive market-based solutions to global warming. DriveNeutral sponsors education programs and funds projects that tap unused renewable resources, like methane from landfills.

In 2006 Time Magazine did a special feature on Global Warming, and the project was mentioned there. To see full article

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