The Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rule and What it Means for Students

By Zetian (Tim) Zhang, M.Eng. ’19 This article was written in response to the new proposed rule from SEC on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors released on March 21, 2022. This article voices one alumnus’ perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of Duke University. On Monday, March 21, the […]

Landlords: The (solar) power is in your hands

By Rebecca Phillips, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Manavendra Sial, Executive Vice President and CFO, SunPower Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

How COPs have enabled collective action on climate change

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 2 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 2 of 4 In 1985, Carl Sagan, a planetary scientist, highlighted to the U.S. Congress that climate change is a global […]

Climate change and the need for collective action

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 1 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 1 of 4 You might be wondering why news organizations labeled this year’s climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, as the “last […]

Pass “direct-pay” to unlock the full potential of renewable energy

By Anna Hofmann, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Enrique Alvarez-Uria Berros, Country Manager US, Ocean Winds, and Varun Saluja, Commercial Manager, Mayflower Wind, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]

The commercialization of trash and carbon: Similarities, differences, and implications

By Courtney Bell, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Marcius Extavour, Vice President, Energy & Climate at XPRIZE, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

Video: MBA Careers in Sustainability

Many MBA students want to work in a career that marries their business skills with their passion for making a difference in the world. But are there really viable MBA career options in sustainability? Absolutely.  In this video, EDGE’s Katie Kross shares insights about career paths in corporate sustainability, ESG, climate tech, and other impact […]

Video: Business Leadership in the Decisive Decade

What do converging sustainability issues mean for business leadership now and in the future? What skills can today’s business leaders employ to tackle wicked problems and contribute new solutions? Dan Vermeer, associate professor of the practice and EDGE executive director, shares insights and imperatives for business leadership in this decisive decade.

Leveraging Microsoft’s market power to reduce customer carbon emissions

By Brandon von Kannewurff MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Implementing a universal carbon tax is a simple yet effective emissions solution

By Grace Fernandez, MEM/MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either […]