Show me the money: Decarbonization and investment

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Each year, the United Nations hosts the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) global summit, bringing together representatives from governments, civil society, the private sector, and the media to assess the current state of the climate. While I haven’t had the chance to […]

Reflecting on 10 years of teaching the EDGE Seminar

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE This semester marks the 10-year anniversary of the EDGE Seminar course, one of the hallmarks of our Energy & Environment program here at Fuqua. After a decade of hosting conversations with some of industry’s most interesting speakers, I have learned a few things […]

Our stake in the future of the Arctic

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE For most of us, the Arctic is a distant region of ice, polar bears, and scientific expeditions, but rarely a focus of our attention.  The extreme conditions and remoteness of the Arctic mean that few of us have any firsthand experience of the […]

Exploring sustainability connections in Scandinavia

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Greetings from Copenhagen!  This month, I am traveling in Denmark and Norway to build EDGE’s network and prepare curriculum for a new course to be offered at Fuqua next year, “Climate and Sustainability in the Nordic Countries.” Scandinavia has established a reputation for its […]

2023 summer internships in energy, sustainability, and climate tech

It’s an exciting time to work on energy, climate and sustainability issues as an MBA.  Here’s a list of where some of our Daytime MBA students are interning in 2023. — RELATED ARTICLES

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To tackle climate change, take a page out of the anti-smoking playbook

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Sustainability from the ground up

By Parker White, MF/MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Denise Naguib, Global Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity at Marriott International, Inc., in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent […]

Co-ops should be biogas leaders in the Midwest

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