Bard MBA in Sustainability presents

Sustainable Business Fridays: Completing the Cycle of Good: Positive Impact Points

Podcast Series 

Wendy Gordon, Co-founder, CEO, PIPs Rewards

Friday, December 16, 2016

Wendy Gordon never set out to become a tech entrepreneur. But after several decades working with environmental organizations, she saw an opportunity. Wendy and her co-founder David Sand thought to themselves, “Wouldn't it be nice if there were a program where you could get reward points not just for spending money, but for spending money wisely and for making other smart choices—like walking or biking to work, opting for renewable energy, or choosing clothes based on where and how they were made?”
And so they embarked on a journey to create PIPs Rewards. PIPs leverages the power of points, smart tools and games to record and reward daily life choices that deliver personal and planetary benefit. Amy Campbell Bogie of the Bard MBA in Sustainability sat down with Wendy last month to find out more about Wendy’s sustainability vision for PIPs.


Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
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The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit

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Download: BardSBF_Fall2016.pdf

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