Capital Markets Fall 2011: Presidio Graduate School

Capital Markets Fall 2011: Presidio Graduate School

Founded in 2003, Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA, is dedicated to developing business and civic leaders with the competencies and courage to create a sustainable future. Presidio Graduate School was among the first and remains one of the only schools in the country offering MBA, MPA, and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management and Sustainable Leadership. An affiliate of Alliant International University, Presidio Graduate School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

TriplePundit has partnered with Presidio's Capital Markets course on this project.

The capital markets course project gives students an opportunity to have an in-depth look at a topic related to capital markets and sustainability and to share this learning with the rest of the class. The overall purpose of the project is to make a recommendation about how sustainability concepts can or should be factored into a segment of the capital markets. One component of the course project is the drafting and submission of a letter.

Submitting public comments to governmental or industry sponsored groups is an opportunity for students to leverage the recommendations they develop regarding their topic they have chosen to study. Each student group chooses an entity to submit a letter to; either an oversight body or other appropriate institution. By placing these letters on Triple Pundit students are able to broadcast their recommendations to an audience beyond the recipient of their letter.

Please don't hesitate to leave comments, or contact Presidio Graduate School directly if you have questions.

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 Brown From Katherine Athavale, Katie Branagh, Norman Rossman, Dale Wannen Dear Governor Brown: We are writing you to ask your support for an innovative new way of financing positive social outcomes: the […]

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Water Conservation in the Instream Flows Market In California

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This post is part of the capital markets open letter project by MBA students at Presidio Graduate School. Open Letter To Governor Jerry Brown By: Kimberly Morris, Philip O’Connor, Megan Redford, Gomathi Sadhasivan Dear Governor Jerry Brown: Thank you for your continued support of water conservation in California. As concerned citizens, and MBA students at […]

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Municipal Catastrophe Bonds Would Incentivize Natural Disaster Mitigation

Lateral spread in the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake

At least one catastrophic earthquake is likely to affect the San Francisco Bay Area in the coming decades. Earthquakes are unpredictable and can be economically, environmentally, and socially devastating. As regions like the Bay Area continue to become more densely populated, the magnitude of the impact and recovery will amplify.

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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 investors who are willing to contribute funds in smaller amounts.

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

storm drain

San Francisco is unique among California cities in having a combined stormwater runoff and sewer system. Stormwater surges can overload the system and send overflows to the San Francisco Bay with minimal treatment. One way to fix this is to minimize the stormwater flow: intercepting it before it hits the sewer system.

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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 developing a capital markets mechanism to monetize ecosystem services that would incentivize communities to preserve and/or rehabilitate vital local ecosystems, such as watersheds. This is a letter of inquiry to engage the Packard Foundation (the Foundation) as an investor in a proof of concept pilot project for the above model.

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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 would like to voice some of our concerns regarding the regulation of oil price speculation and the affects on the general well-being of the American people in response to the CFTC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RIN 3038-AD15 and RIN-AD16 on the topic of Position Limit for Commodity Derivatives, dated January 26, 2011.

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A Call to Overhaul Agricultural Subsidies


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

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