Archive for the ‘Changing Business’

Alumna in the News: Natasha Lamb

Natasha Lamb, a 2007 BGI grad in Sustainable Business, made national headlines this week when she brokered a deal between investors and ExxonMobil. · Read More

What is Sustainable Energy?

Energy is literally all around us. Our distribution and management of it are fundamental to innovation and enterprise; without power, business simply could not exist. Yet it’s clear that our current energy system, relying primarily on fossil fuels, creates a variety of problems for all of us. It’s costly, accounting for nearly 30 percent of […] · Read More

The Business of Planting Trees

A business sustains its operations by making money. Revenues must be greater than expenses, and a successful business is able to repeat this year over year. To do so, they must manage risks to both sustain and grow revenue while controlling and lowering expenses. Businesses manage revenue-side risks by erecting competitive barriers to entry, investing […] · Read More

How Checking Facebook at Work Can Make us More Productive

Most employers likely view social media as a distraction from employees’ job duties, so how is accessing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other non-work related sites on company time actually beneficial for an organization? Recent research shows that allowing workers to relax on the clock actually makes them more productive. A 2011 study showed that there […] · Read More

2014 Alumni Extravaganza

Posted March 3rd, 2014 · Tags: , , , ,
APRIL 25 @ 9:00 AM – APRIL 27 @ 12:30 PM Join your fellow BGI alumni for a weekend to network, learn, eat and play! Friday Night Be inspired by IGNITE Presentations from your fellow alumni! You’ll have the opportunity to meet current students and soon-to-be alumni. Join us at 5:30 p.m. for an hour of mingling […] · Read More

Experience the Rebuilding of the Rust Belt

Posted February 26th, 2014 · Tags: , , , , ,
Join BGI for our 2014 Summer Study Tour from July 26 to August 6 as we explore three major cities within the Rust Belt region: Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Detroit, MI. Previously the industrial heartland of the United States, the Rust Belt is characterized by midwestern and northeastern cities that were once manufacturing centers […] · Read More

Entrepreneurial-Driven Education? We’ve Already Begun.

Posted February 25th, 2014 ·
At BGI, we believe our students will be at the center of every successful business evolution in next decade. We believe, either because of social, economic or environmental reasons, business is changing; what was normal yesterday will be unusual tomorrow. BGI strives to give our students the tools and skills needed not only to weather […] · Read More

What is intrapreneurship?

Intrapreneurship: Coined for 36 years, Practiced for Millennia The concept of entrepreneurship is likely familiar to many of us. Entrepreneurs are pioneers and innovators who set out to make something new by developing their own business ventures. What, then, is intrapreneurship? Originally coined by BGI president and co-founder Gifford Pinchot in 1978, an intrapreneur is […] · Read More

220 & Party: Recap

You’ve read how BGI and OSR are expanding their reach under a new “parent brand,” but did you know the building that’s home to our Seattle campus is growing as well? Over the past year, the historic Masin’s furniture building in Pioneer Square has transformed into 220 & Change, a living switchboard for social impact, […] · Read More

BGI Student, Alana Kambury, Strikes Green Gold with Brazil’s First B Corp

Alana Kambury is in her second year of the MBA in Sustainable Systems program at BGI. She traveled to Brazil last summer for an internship with Cria Global, an innovation consultancy and corporate venture incubator focused on creating shared value businesses. She shares her story with us here! —— We’re on the right track, BGI. And […] · Read More