Instead of merely getting ahead in the world
be part of changing it

Paul Andersson
Paul Andersson, MBA Cohort 7

We are a community of change-makers. We span generations, nationalities and continents. We are innovative, passionate, and committed to leaving the world a better place for future generations. Moreover, we’re equipped with the business and leadership skills to make it happen. We are Pinchot University.

Innovation is fundamental to the Pinchot spirit. Our community’s collective intelligence and energy drive industry breakthroughs that advance sustainability across the globe. Your Pinchot education introduces you to a dynamic community of change agents—industry pioneers, world-class faculty, business-leading alumni and talented peers—who are working together to change business for good.

Our alumni lead the evolution of business by developing their own successful ventures, guiding established organizations towards more sustainable futures, and bringing sustainable practices to the greater business community. Join our community of business leaders, and you will learn how to create profitable solutions for a better world.

Our Founders

Pinchot was founded as Bainbridge Graduate Institute in early 2002 to develop business solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges. The brainchild of Libba Pinchot and Gifford Pinchot III, BGI was the first school to champion this revolutionary approach to business, serving students wishing to integrate social justice and environmental sustainability values into their business education.

Together with their friends Sherman Severin and Jill Bamburg, the school’s founding dean, the Pinchots launched an industry movement by offering the nation’s first MBA in Sustainable Business. Pinchot’s programs intentionally integrate sustainability – environmentally and socially responsible practices – with traditional business education, empowering students to harness the power of business for good.


Our Staff

Our dedicated and dynamic staff members keep the institution running, and are an integral part of our community. Our staff members are accessible and their doors are always open. Feel free to reach out and connect with any of them directly.


Board of Trustees

The Pinchot University Board of Trustees is composed of industry thought leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, dedicated alumna and student representatives.

At Pinchot, I sharpened my business skills and learned to harness my ability to bring people together for creative solutions."

Riley Barton
MBA Cohort 9
Clinical Case Manager at Community Psychiatric Clinic

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