Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment

  • Climate change & business: What every MBA needs to know

    New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of climate change Today’s MBA students will face a complex set of global business and societal challenges when they graduate.  A new “MBA EDGE” briefing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business aims …

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    The next phase of industrialization will happen in our oceans

    By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface, hold almost 95% of the world’s biodiversity, and produce over two-thirds of our oxygen.  However, it is less well-known …

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    From Chevron to REI: Fuqua students head to summer internships

    Summer internships are one of the most valuable ways for a student to extend her MBA classroom learning in a real-world application. From oil and gas to smart grids to corporate sustainability, Fuqua MBAs are spending the summer working on …

  • EDGE Chats video: Lisa Manley

    Lisa Manley discusses Mars, Inc.’s approach to sustainability, climate mitigation

    In this EDGE Chats video, Lisa Manley, Senior Director, Sustainability Engagement & Partnerships for Mars, Inc., discusses the evolution of corporate sustainability, the business impacts of climate change, and opportunities to take sustainability to the next level.   RELATED ARTICLES: …

  • Fuqua's Centers

    Standing out from the b-school crowd: Fuqua’s academic centers make an impact with prospective students

    “One of my goals in choosing a business school was to surround myself with colleagues who would both complement and challenge my thinking around the role of business in driving change,” reflects Fuqua student Rana Marks (MBA’19).  For Marks, the …

  • Video: Admissions Q&A

    Prospective student questions answered

    Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MEM/MBA student Paige …

Planning underway for 2020 ClimateCAP Summit

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EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer has joined the Program Committee for the 2020 ClimateCAP Summit.  Conceptualized and first hosted at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, ClimateCAP is a partnership between 16 top-tier business schools, including Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, and …

Alumni gather in SF for joint business & sustainability networking

Alumni reception 2019

Alumni from Duke’s MBA and MEM/MBA programs joined counterparts from Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Yale, and Cornell for a joint business and sustainability networking event in San Francisco in July 2019.  This annual event, co-hosted by the six partner business schools, …