Duke hosts first MEM/MBA alumni reunion

On April 12-13, Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA dual degree alumni returned for a special weekend of reunion activities. Alumni reconnected with faculty and staff, participated in career conversations, heard campus updates from leaders in the Nicholas School and Duke Office of Climate & Sustainability, joined current MEM/MBA students for a picnic in Duke Forest, and […]

Collaboration and inspiration at the 2023 ClimateCAP Summit

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Last month, students, staff, and faculty from across the country gathered for the 4th ClimateCAP Summit in Austin, Texas.  The ClimateCAP Initiative was launched at Fuqua in 2016 in response to a growing need to help MBA students understand the connections between climate […]

Alumni and students gather for climate tech networking in Boston

Fuqua alumni and current students gathered in Boston in July 2022 for a networking reception for professionals interested in climate tech, clean energy, and sustainable business. The event was hosted in partnership with seven other business schools, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, Michigan, and Cornell, with the goal of creating new connections between professionals […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 MIT, along with Duke and others. The 2020 Summit will be hosted by the University […]

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, alternates between the West Coast and East Coast each year, bringing together alumni with interests […]