Category Archives: Stories from the Field

Funding a Better Future for Peruvians with a little help from some GSSE friends

7/6/18 – This blog post is written by Will Coffey, a student in the GSSE MBA program, and is in Peru this summer for his MBA field research. The financial access team, a.k.a. team CLAW (Cristina, Will, Atkelt and Will— … Continue reading

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How You Can Benefit From Solar Energy – No Roof Required

6/25/18 – This blog post is written by four students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program about their summer research work in the solar industry.  The sun’s rays are truly a gift that keeps on giving to … Continue reading

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Diffusing Colorado’s Ticking Time-bomb: What to Do with the Dead Trees in a Dense Forest

6/18/18 – This blog post is written by Waste Knot – a team of three students in the GSSE MBA program. Bessie, Ariel, and Kevin are developing innovative solutions to the beetlekill problem in Colorado forests. Fort Collins is quiet … Continue reading

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Why are We Fishing for Fish to Feed to the Fish we Feed to the World?

6/6/18 – This blog post is written by Nobilis Aqua, a team of four students in the GSSE MBA program at Colorado State University whose goal is to find opportunities to make the aquaculture industry more sustainable. Three days of … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Guatemala: Building Relationships and Businesses

8/9/17 – This blog post was written a couple weeks ago by team Selva Ventures, who was hard at work in Guatemala. Read their first installment here, in case you missed it. Greetings from Guatemala! The last time we wrote, … Continue reading

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Rhthym Recyclers: Starting a Caribbean Recycling Revolution

7/28/17 – Three GSSE MBA students – Chris, Hasina, and Caitlin – are spending their summer in the Caribbean to immerse themselves in the waste and recycling realities of the region. Smoke fills the sky, a pungent smell fills the … Continue reading

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Human-centered design: Learning by immersing ourselves in Bali

7/26/17 – The GSSE MBA venture team, Learning Labs, is working to understand business models that would address the lack of quality education in rural areas in Indonesia. Brightspots in Bali Our first stop was in Bali where we studied … Continue reading

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Food Security through the Lens of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

7/19/17 – This blog post is written by students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University who have founded FarmRise to address the challenge of food security in Kenya. Albert Einstein might as well … Continue reading

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Colorado FoodWorks: Pasta with a Purpose

7/11/17 – Colorado FoodWorks is a startup food venture led by four students in the GSSE MBA Program at CSU. Fran, Meghan, Hannah, and Charlie are focused on solving gender inequities through local food. Start with a problem. This is … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Working Internationally: Sometimes Just Getting There is a Victory

6/27/17 – This blog post is written by GSSE MBA venture team Asante Sana. Team members Keni, Matt, and Evan are dedicated to improving rural electrification in Uganda. First things first though, as the team encounters challenges typical of working internationally… Only … Continue reading

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