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The first business school to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business.
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Ranked No. 1 for preparation for ethical and socially responsible leadership.
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Ranked in the top five sustainable business schools in the US.
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Plus Title 4 Federal Financial Aid for those who qualify.
Welcome to Pinchot University, the home of BGI.

This unique institution is committed to one thing: helping you - and others like you - to achieve your dream of making the world a better place.

We are a business school, but we are a 21st century business school. We believe you can have it all:

  • Purpose and Profit
  • Success and Significance
  • Money and Meaning
  • A Living and a Legacy
  • Check us out. The future is in your hands

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    Latest News

    Spots For Cuba Study Abroad Trip Still Available

    We still have 5 slots available in the Cuba Study Abroad trip this summer (August 1st-8th). To reserve your spot, please make your $500 deposit here: More info here: We will be traveling with Cross Cultural Journeys. This travel organization is now headed up by Cilla Utne, a Cohort 4 alumni. The trip will cost

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    OSR heads to Fielding University

                Our friends and colleagues at Organizational Systems Renewal (OSR) have found a new home. After a rigorous search over several months, OSR will be joining Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Their program will be integrated into the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership (MA-ODL) program at FGU.

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    Luni Libes: “An (obscenely) irrational market”

    Luni is a 20+ year serial entrepreneur, founder/co-founder of five companies.  His latest startup is Fledge, the conscious company accelerator, and latest project there is Kick, a global pre-accelerator program.  Luni has published six books in The Next Step series, guiding entrepreneurs from idea to startup.  In addition, Luni is Entrepreneur in Residence and Entrepreneurship

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    Luni Libes: A Realistic View of the Startup “Hockey Stick”
    March 5th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

    Ah… the proverbial hockey stick in a startup’s financial projections.  No one believes it, and yet it must be included in any investor pitch. Why? Two reasons. First and foremost, investors are looking for big opportunities, and if the revenue forecasts grow exponentially, that serves as a proxy to claim a large opportunity exists. Second,

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    Practicing What We Preach with GHG
    March 5th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

    At Pinchot University, we believe that money is not the only bottom line. Of course, no business can exist without funding and finances, but to us, success means our business is profitable, environmentally progressive and socially aware. Yes, the stories emerging from our community are magical and their characters are invaluable, but we wouldn’t be

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    Gifford Pinchot: The Face Behind the Name
    February 26th, 2015 - Lauren Lark

    At Pinchot University, we teach the inclusion of environmental and social issues to the financial bottom line. We are actively shifting the framework of traditional business practices. This message allows us to be part of a movement spreading the message of sustainability, which was first spoken more than a hundred years ago by the man

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    Video: Kevin Adams – MBA Candidate
    February 11th, 2015 - Dave Roberts

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