Energy sector veteran joins Fuqua as Executive-in-Residence

Pratap Mukharji

In January 2021, Pratap Mukharji (MBA ’83) joined Fuqua as an Executive-in-Residence, after a distinguished career leading consulting projects in the energy sector. He recently retired from Bain & Company where he was a Director and Senior Partner and a senior leader in the Energy and Natural Resources practice. As Executive-in-Residence, Pratap is currently advising […]

Sustainable business job search resources compiled

Are you interested in incorporating sustainability into your career? EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross has compiled a new slide deck of resources for students and job seekers. The deck includes example career paths, job search strategies, and recommended books, job boards, and industry news sources. While it won’t answer every possible question, the deck can […]

New webinar series: “The Future of Our Oceans”

The Future of Our Oceans webinar series at Duke University

2021 brings a new event series to Duke University exploring the critical role that oceans play in our planetary systems, geopolitics, local communities, culture, and economy. “The Future of Our Oceans” webinar series features Duke researchers and invited experts discussing new research and exploring complex and contested questions about how to balance human demands with […]

“What Every MBA Needs to Know” – Announcing our new content platform

Outside the classroom, business is happening in a complicated world.  Social and environmental issues are bombarding businesses with new risks, costs, and challenges—as well as new investment and innovation opportunities.  What do today’s MBA students need to know to get up to speed?  Our new thought leadership platform—MBA EDGE—features a series of briefing papers specifically […]

ESG Investing: What Every MBA Needs to Know

New briefing paper summarizes what investors and business leaders need to know about ESG Investing ESG investing is a hot topic that’s getting hotter. Also called “sustainable investing,” ESG investing incorporates environmental, social, and governance factors into company and portfolio valuation. Morgan Stanley estimates that “more than 8 in 10 U.S. individual investors (85%) now […]

The Blue Economy: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business opportunities inherent in the Blue Economy In coming decades, oceans will play an important role in addressing the world’s biggest challenges, including food security, climate change, and economic development. Together, ocean-related industries—including shipping, ports, fishing, energy, tourism, marine biotechnology, and related industries—contribute over $2.5 trillion to the global economy […]

Adapting in 2020: Energy & sustainability summer internships

Even in this year of reconfigured schedules, remote work, and cancelled plans, Duke MBAs have found a way to pursue meaningful summer internships with an energy and environment focus. Summer internships are an important anchor in the MBA experience–an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real business challenges. As the COVID pandemic rewrote the rules […]

Silver linings: Adapting to virtual learning yields unexpected benefits

With each crisis comes opportunity.  The coronavirus pandemic has changed our work, travel, community engagement, and social lives in profound ways this year.  And perhaps nowhere has adaptation had to happen faster than in the world of higher education.  With eleven degree programs and more than 1,800 students enrolled when the coronavirus started spreading, the […]

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 […]