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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 […]

Katherine Neebe, Director of Sustainability, shares Walmart’s take on climate change & business value

Katherine Neebe - EDGE Chats video

Katherine Neebe, Director of Sustainability at Walmart, discusses how sustainability drives business value for Walmart, why Walmart is acting on climate change, and why every MBA needs to be thinking about social and environmental risks to business in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

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 […]

China’s energy and climate policies: Pragmatic, productive, but ultimately ineffective?

Urosh Tomovich

by Urosh Tomovich, MEM/MBA ’15 On March 26, EDGE hosted a Forum on Cleantech in China at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business that featured insights from five panelists about starting, funding, and growing businesses in China. Panelist Tom Darden, CEO and Founder of Cherokee Investment Partners, has been engaged in the Chinese cleantech sector since […]

Raising the relative value of waste-to-energy

Tim McDonald

by Tim McDonald, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to an EDGE Seminar on “The Economics of Waste” on Feb. 26, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Waste-to-energy (WTE) technology has the potential to minimize air and groundwater pollution by offsetting consumed fossil fuels and landfill use.  A recent report from […]

Utilities can win by entering the distributed solar market

Omar Arriaga

by Omar Arriaga (MBA ’15), Adam Cornelius (MEM ’14), Julia Mote (MBA ’15), and Eric Vandenbrink (MBA ’15) This article was written in response to a seminar given by Allen Burchett, Senior VP for Business Development, ABB North America, in an EDGE Seminar on Feb. 5, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Alan […]

Together now: Good governance and better business discussed at the World Ocean Summit

Sarah Hoyt

by Sarah Hoyt (MEM/MBA ’16) Leaders in business, government, academia and nonprofit convened in San Francisco at The Economist’s World Ocean Summit last week to address the role of ocean health in a thriving global economy. I was fortunate to attend, representing Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Fuqua School of Business. Over […]