Author Archives: Katie Kross

Prospective student questions answered

Video image - Katie Kross & Alex Wein

Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MBA student Alex …

Planning underway for 2020 ClimateCAP Summit

ClimateCAP banner

EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer has joined the Program Committee for the 2020 ClimateCAP Summit.  Conceptualized and first hosted at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, ClimateCAP is a partnership between 16 top-tier business schools, including Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, and …

Alumni gather in SF for joint business & sustainability networking

Alumni reception 2019

Alumni from Duke’s MBA and MEM/MBA programs joined counterparts from Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Yale, and Cornell for a joint business and sustainability networking event in San Francisco in July 2019.  This annual event, co-hosted by the six partner business schools, …

The next phase of industrialization will happen in our oceans

oceans shipping photo

By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface, hold almost 95% of the world’s biodiversity, and produce over two-thirds of our oxygen.  However, it is less well-known …

Climate change & business: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of climate change Today’s MBA students will face a complex set of global business and societal challenges when they graduate.  A new “MBA EDGE” briefing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business aims …

Innovating for conservation: Alex Dehgan discusses

Alex Dehgan, CEO and Co-Founder of Conservation X Labs, talks about the problem of species extinction and how Conservation X Labs is fostering innovation to address environmental conservation challenges.   RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

Duke teams excel in 2019 energy case competitions

Few experiences require MBA students to think on their feet like business school case competitions.  Though formats vary, these competitions usually require a combination of quantitative analysis and strategic analysis—often under a tight time deadline—and typically culminate with a formal …