Highlights from the 2018 Duke University Energy Conference

2018 Duke University Energy Conference

The 10th annual Duke University Energy Conference brought 300 students, faculty, and industry executives together on November 7, 2018 at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Organized by the Duke MBA Energy Club in partnership with other entities on campus, the 2018 conference was oriented around a theme of “Exploring the New Energy Future” and included […]

Save the Date for Energy Week: Nov 4-9, 2018

conference networking

Get ready: Duke University’s flagship energy event, Energy Week, is coming Nov. 4-9, 2018!  Join Duke’s student energy clubs, the Duke University Energy Initiative, and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) for a week of events, including the signature Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition and the 10th annual Duke University […]

Fuqua hosts first ClimateCAP Summit

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The effects of climate change–from supply chain disruptions to real estate and infrastructure impacts–are expected to present trillions of dollars of direct and indirect impacts to businesses in coming years.  With investors like BlackRock and Fidelity calling on corporations for increased disclosure of climate-related risks, climate change is increasingly on the radar of executives as […]

Business schools start preparing graduates for a world of climate risks

Water crashing over a road near Galveston Bay just outside of Houston Texas

NEWS RELEASE DURHAM, North Carolina—Feb. 26, 2018 Risks related to climate change are some of the most significant threats facing the global economy, according to the World Economic Forum, which recently released its Global Risks Report 2018.  In a report that scans a spectrum of economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological risks, extreme weather events, […]

Wharton team wins 2017 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

Wharton EEMCC team

A team from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business took the top prize in the 2017 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition, an annual event held at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  The team, which beat out 33 other teams from 19 schools to win a $10,000 prize, included students Karl Chan […]

Duke Hosts U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development

US BCSD meeting 2017

Approximately 60 business leaders and faculty discussed corporate sustainability issues at the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), held at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in January 2017.  The two-day meeting covered a wide range of topics under the theme of “Making Markets, Moving Markets.” US BCSD is a […]

Jean Case to keynote Duke’s 12th annual SBSI Conference

2017 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference

On Feb. 8, Fuqua will host its 12th annual Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Conference, one of the largest student-organized conferences held on campus. Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, will keynote the conference, which has the theme “Business Tackling Global Challenges.”  As one of America’s leading philanthropists, Jean Case is a passionate believer […]

Duke to host U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development meeting

USBCSD meeting

Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment will host the Winter meeting of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) on Jan. 11-12, 2017.  Focused on the theme of “Making Markets, Moving Markets,” the meeting will bring together industry professionals and academics to explore the ways business can use market mechanisms […]

Registration open for the 2016 Duke University Energy Conference

Duke University Energy Conference banner

          On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Duke University will host the 2016 Duke University Energy Conference.  Over 400 executives, students, faculty, and alumni will gather at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to hear keynote speakers including: Mauricio Gutierrez, President & CEO, NRG Energy Ellen Williams, Director, ARPA-E David Brewster, President & Co-Founder, […]

Duke focuses on Women in Energy

Reception at 2016 Women in Energy event

Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce.  In some energy companies, the percent of women is even lower.  And in the upper echelons of the board room and C-suite, it is lower still–women make up fewer than 5% of board seats at many industry companies. There are lots of […]