• Legacy of Leadership: The Pinchot Family Influence on Sustainability in the U.S.

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    Name: Legacy of Leadership: The Pinchot Family Influence on Sustainability in the U.S.
    Date: August 28, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    A TED Style presentation by Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Pinchot III, American entrepreneur, author, inventor, and president of Pinchot & Co. They are credited with inventing the concept of intrapreneurship. Pinchot & Co. has served over half of Fortune 100 & helped clients launch over 800 new products and businesses. In 2002 they founded the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, now merged with Presidio Graduate School. BGI was the first graduate school in the U. S. to offer an MBA in sustainable business. Gifford III is also the grandson of the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service & 28th Gov. of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot Sr. Pinchot III has been recognized for carrying on his grandfather's work in conservationism, which has deep connections to our region, George Vanderbilt & Biltmore Estate.

    This interview from The Today Show gives an overview of the Pinchots' work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdmYeoP8iY

    Campus Theme: https://www.wcu.edu/learn/academic-enrichment/campus-theme/

    Picture Credit: (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

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