We need to include Indigenous Peoples in conversations about climate solutions

By Lilah Kalfus, MBA ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Chris Brown, Senior Director, Product, Indigo Ag, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]

Duke hosts first MEM/MBA alumni reunion

On April 12-13, Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA dual degree alumni returned for a special weekend of reunion activities. Alumni reconnected with faculty and staff, participated in career conversations, heard campus updates from leaders in the Nicholas School and Duke Office of Climate & Sustainability, joined current MEM/MBA students for a picnic in Duke Forest, and […]

Diagnosing friction in renewable investment

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Until recently, I thought I understood the factors that were setting the pace of clean energy investment, at least in the U.S.  Before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2022, I would have argued that the lack of government support […]

Meet the 2024 Duke U Energy Conference co-chairs

Each Fall, Fuqua hosts the annual Duke University Energy Conference, an event that draws more than 500 students, alumni, and industry professionals to campus to talk about trends and key issues in the energy sector. Planning this high-visibility event is no small undertaking, and takes an incredible team of students. This year’s co-chairs, Uzo Biosah […]

Shifting the climate conversation from “billions” to “trillions”

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE On February 28, Duke will host the largest climate-related event ever convened at Fuqua School of Business.  We expect more than 500 public officials, business leaders, Duke faculty and students to attend this event, called “From Billions to Trillions: The Inflation Reduction Act […]

Casey Marshall (BA’96) joins EDGE Advisory Board

EDGE welcomes Duke alumnus Casey Marshall (BA’96) as a new member of the EDGE Advisory Board. With over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry as an investor, banker, executive, consultant, founder, and operator, Casey currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for Clean Energy Associates, a technical advisory firm providing quality […]

“Roadmap” of energy sector employers helps students clarify career interests

There are exciting job opportunities for MBAs in the energy sector, but making sense of where these jobs fit in a sector as complex as this one can be difficult. To help students visualize employers along the energy value chain, EDGE offers students a “roadmap” of example employers in the energy sector—from energy production (upstream) […]

Rethinking long-duration energy storage

By Besith Pineda, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Adrienne Lalle, Senior Director of Energy Storage at Cypress Creek Renewables, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Renewables, storage, and the grid: A balancing act in the real world

By Johnny Yin, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Adrienne Lalle, Senior Director of Energy Storage at Cypress Creek Renewables, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Lithium supply chain must take environment and geopolitics into account

By Prisha Tiwari, MEM ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Diana Rowe, Global Marketing Director, Energy Storage, Albemarle Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]