Conservation and Social Responsibility: Four Generations of Pinchot Philanthropy


About the Speakers

David M. RubensteinInterviewer
David M. Rubenstein
Smithsonian Regent
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN is a co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Rubenstein is chairman of the boards of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Duke University, chair-elect of the Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents, co-chairman of the Brookings Institution, vice-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, and president of the Economic Club of Washington.

Gifford Pinchot IIIPanelist
Gifford Pinchot III
CEO, Pinchot & Company

GIFFORD PINCHOT III is CEO of Pinchot & Company. He has been an organic dairy farmer, civil rights organizer, blacksmith, innovation consultant, software CEO, and angel investor. His three books include the bestselling title Intrapreneuring, which shows how to drive innovation within organizations by liberating employees’ entrepreneurial spirit. In 2002 Pinchot co-founded Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the first school to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business. He is a fourth-generation philanthropist named after his grandfather, founding head of the U.S. Forest Service and Yale Forestry School.

Nancy PinchotPanelist
Nancy Pinchot
Pinchot Family Historian

NANCY PINCHOT is the granddaughter of Amos Pinchot, Gifford Pinchot’s younger brother. As a writer and editor, she has worked on Island Press’ Conservation Classics, a reissued series of important American conservation books From the Land, an anthology of writings from the conservation journal, The Land; and numerous other articles on the Pinchot family. She is currently writing a book on the Pinchot family.