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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 […]

Scarlett Harrod discusses the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Series and EV market trends

Scarlett Harrod (MBA’13), Director of Customer Engagement for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, discusses electric vehicle market trends, the changing mobility landscape, and how the Formula E Championship has helped enable technology improvements in batteries and vehicle engineering. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Why MBAs should consider social impact and sustainability in their career planning

By Jessica WingertSector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability CareersCareer Management Center, Fuqua School of Business Today’s MBA students are often looking for jobs that connect the dots between their professional skills and their personal passions. As the Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability Careers at Fuqua (and an MBA alumna myself), I often […]

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 […]

Sustainability on the Seas: Karina Spiegel (MEM/MBA ‘12) on creating a sustainable future for Carnival

Karina Hilton Spiegel

Karina Hilton Spiegel graduated in 2012 from Duke with a dual degree MBA (with a focus in Strategy and Energy & Environment) and Master’s of Environmental Management (with a focus in Environmental Economics & Policy). Growing up, Karina has always been passionate about making a difference in the environment. After graduation, she began working as […]

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA ’12) champions innovation projects at The Nature Conservancy

Jennifer Chin

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA Class of 2012) recently joined The Nature Conservancy in New York as Director of Conservation Innovation. Five months in, she has embraced an exciting new opportunity to help change the way conservation efforts are conducted. We caught up with Jennifer to get her thoughts about her journey. How did you first get […]

José Ceballos (MBA ’15) reflects on transforming Mexico’s energy system

Jose Ceballos

José Ceballos graduated with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 2015. After graduation, he joined Accenture Strategy in Mexico City as a Strategy Consultant in the energy practice, bringing a business focus as an analyst to projects, and leading client relationships. For José, working in the energy practice has been an […]

Sustainability at Land O’ Lakes: Q&A with Jessica Wingert (MBA ‘14)

Jessica Wingert

When Jessica Wingert came to Fuqua for her MBA (Class of 2014), she knew from the outset that she wanted to transition into a corporate sustainability career after graduation.  Through diligent networking, she landed a position as the first Sustainability Manager for Land O’ Lakes.  Now, she runs the company’s sustainability programs for facilities and […]

Jack Beutell (MEM/MBA ’14) reflects on entrepreneurship & sustainable agriculture

Jack Beutell

After graduating from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program in 2014, Jack Beuttell followed his passion for entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.  He is now the CEO of Kunoa Cattle Company, a vertically integrated, regenerative cattle company co-founded by Jack and several partners in Hawaii.  Like most entrepreneurs, Jack does a little bit […]