Title

10 Years of Enviropreneurs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

The PERCOLATOR - the PERC Blog

Publisher

Property and Environment Research Center

Abstract

The lives of many and the face of PERC were indelibly impacted some 11 years ago when Bruce Yandle, PERC senior fellow and Dean Emeritus of the Business School at Clemson University, met with members of the Searle Family and their Kinship Foundation. The meeting was to discuss the idea of creating a leadership institute that would focus on environmental managers and issues. What became of that meeting was an idea whose time had come: to bring management principles, economics, property rights, markets, and business ideas to the environmental movement. Soon after, the idea of a leadership institute was born and in June 2001, the Kinship Conservation Institute convened in Bozeman, MT, as a partnership between PERC and Kinship Foundation. The Institute has evolved and is part of TEAM (Teaching Environmentalists about Markets), and operates today as PERC's Enviropreneur Institute. - See more at: http://perc.org/blog/10-years-enviropreneurs#sthash.leXSBRcJ.dpuf