College of Business Hosts Â??intrapreneur’ for Sustainable Enterprise Speaker Series Feb. 18

Gifford Pinchot III, well-known author and consultant for Pinchot & Company, will speak at Colorado State University Monday Feb. 18, as part of the Sustainable Enterprise Speaker Series sponsored by the College of Business.

Pinchot, who coined the term "intrapreneur," will speak about creating change within larger organizations in his talk, "Creating Change from Within; Intrapreneuring in Interesting Times." His speech will explore how to lead efforts toward becoming a more socially responsible and sustainable organization. The topic will interest people who strive to change corporations, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.

The event will be at 7:30 p.m. in Clark A103 on the Colorado State campus. The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are encouraged at

Pinchot is president and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, a business school that specializes in sustainability and innovation. In 2007, the school was named one of the nation’s top design schools and ranked high on Net Impact’s survey of business schools interested in socially responsible business in 2006 and 2007.  

Pinchot is an expert on innovation management. His consulting firm, Pinchot & Company, helps companies design and implement more sustainable business practices. The company’s international client list includes half of the "Fortune 100," government agencies and non-profit organizations.

In Fall 2007, the College of Business at Colorado State University began offering an 18-month master’s degree in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise that teaches students to use entrepreneurial, sustainable approaches to solve global challenges in energy, agriculture, health, environmental management and economic development.

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