It’s time to ‘Raise your climate voice’

by Cameron Hawkins, MEM/MBA’22 On February 21-22, 175 MBA students from business schools around the country convened to at the second ClimateCAP Summit to discuss the financial implications of climate change. As a speaker at the summit, Bill Weihl, former Director of Sustainability at Facebook, introduced his newly launched non-profit: ClimateVoice.   Weihl emphasized that climate action is not moving quickly enough, and we need to introduce “speed and scale” to our projects in order to have the necessary impact. To accomplish this, companies […]

Kristen Hammer discusses the future of hyperloop transportation

In this EDGE Chats video, Kristen Hammer, Business Development Manager for Virgin Hyperloop One, discusses hyperloop technology, navigating a new regulatory context, and what the future of hyperloop transportation may look like. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Water & business: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of water Water will become an ever-more important issue for businesses in coming decades.  Water-related risks for businesses are increasing—including financial, reputational, and operational risks.  As water stresses increase (demand for water is expected to exceed supply by as much as 40% by 2030), businesses may be held […]

Can (or will?) Apple change the way we think about energy?

by Liz Visconti, MBA’20 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Arvin Ganesan, Energy and Environment Policy, Apple, in an EDGE Seminar on Jan. 29, 2020 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]

Eighteen business schools to host global MBA summit on climate change & business

As businesses and investors increasingly turn their attention to the topic of climate change, 18 business schools prepare to host an event aimed at educating the next generation of business leaders—today’s MBA students—about the business implications of climate change. Industry experts, scholars and MBA students from around the globe will convene on Feb. 21–22, 2020 […]

DTE Energy’s Camilo Serna talks about utility transition

Camilo Serna, Vice President of Corporate Strategy for DTE Energy talks about the scale and pace of change in the electric utility industry, DTE’s net zero carbon emissions goals, and managing corporate strategy amid uncertainty. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Highlights from the 2019 Duke University Energy Conference

The 11th annual Duke University Energy Conference brought 300 students, faculty, and industry executives together in November at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to discuss the changing energy industry landscape. “Despite lots of debate and decades of inaction, we increasingly recognize that energy transition is essential,” said EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer in welcome remarks. […]

UNC & Duke MBAs discuss the business implications of climate change

In November, MBA students and alumni from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business came together for a joint networking event and panel discussion on the financial implications of climate change. Panelists from Walmart, Counter Culture Coffee, Ingersoll Rand, and Oak Hill Capital shared thoughts about how the effects of climate change […]

Scarlett Harrod discusses the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Series and EV market trends

Scarlett Harrod (MBA’13), Director of Customer Engagement for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, discusses electric vehicle market trends, the changing mobility landscape, and how the Formula E Championship has helped enable technology improvements in batteries and vehicle engineering. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Energy tech & trends: Insights from former ARPA-E leader Eric Rohlfing

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Eric Rohlfing, Former Senior Technical Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), shares his insights on building an innovation community, removing tech-to-market barriers, and energy technology trends in this EDGE Chats video. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives