Green Festival Speakers
Gifford Pinchot III
Gifford Pinchot is President and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which offers an MBA that integrates sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit. BGI opened in 2002 and is the first graduate schools to weave sustainability throughout its entire curriculum so that standard business subjects include ethics, cutting edge sustainability practices, and students’ spiritual perspectives. For three years BGI has come on top of Net Impact’s survey of business schools interested in socially responsible business. In August 2009 BGI was awarded the grant of accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Mr. Pinchot is a well-known author, speaker, and consultant on launching businesses and innovation management. He has helped to launch over 700 businesses. He has built four companies and sold three of them, one for a profit of over 100 to one for the original investors.