capital markets 2011

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to California

This post is part of the capital markets open letter project by MBA students at Presidio Graduate School. Open Letter To Governor Jerry…

Water Conservation in the Instream Flows Market In California

This post is part of the capital markets open letter project by MBA students at Presidio Graduate School. Open Letter To Governor Jerry…

Municipal Catastrophe Bonds Would Incentivize Natural Disaster Mitigation

At least one catastrophic earthquake is likely to affect the San Francisco Bay Area in the coming decades. Earthquakes are unpredictable and can…

An Open Appeal to the SEC on Crowdfunding

As entrepreneurs looking to build businesses and contribute to our local economies, we are interested in having increased access to capital from unaccredited…

An Appeal to the SF PUC: Stormwater Funds Can Help Central Market

San Francisco is unique among California cities in having a combined stormwater runoff and sewer system. Stormwater surges can overload the system and…

Open Letter to the David and Lucille Packard Foundation Regarding Ecosystem Service Valuation

We are MBA students studying the interconnections of sustainability and business at the Presidio Graduate School. As part of our curriculum, we are…

Open Letter to the CFTC on Oil Speculation

We are writing to commend your vote on Oct. 18, 2011, to implement position limits on commodities speculators, including oil speculators. Further, we…

A Call to Overhaul Agricultural Subsidies

An open letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry