MBA EDGE Briefings

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?  A new thought leadership platform from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business—MBA EDGE—features a series of briefing papers specifically written for MBA students and alumni on how environmental and social issues affect business. Check out “Climate Change: What Every MBA Needs to Know” as well as briefings on The Blue Economy, Water & Business, and ESG Investing.  In coming months, we’ll be adding more briefings, as well as case studies, videos, and other resources.  All content is free to download, reprint, and share for faculty, students, and alumni alike.

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Teaching Climate Change & Business: Case Studies, Classes, and Other Teaching Resources

This working paper provides examples of classes, case studies, interactive teaching tools, and extracurricular events at leading U.S. business schools that highlight the intersection between climate change and business risk/opportunity. (2021)

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Triple Convergence: Talent, Strategy, and Leadership Disruptions in a Changing Utility Industry

The utility sector is in a period of reinvention. At the same time, industry changes are disrupting the utility business model and new ideas about leadership models are emerging. As these leadership disruptions loom, the question is: are utilities thinking about the workforce of the future in the right way? (2016)

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More Research

Applied and academic research by Fuqua faculty covers a variety of topics that intersect with the business implications of energy and environment trends.

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