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“What Every MBA Needs to Know” – Announcing our new content platform

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?  Our new thought leadership platform—MBA EDGE—features a series of briefing papers specifically […]

Silver linings: Adapting to virtual learning yields unexpected benefits

With each crisis comes opportunity.  The coronavirus pandemic has changed our work, travel, community engagement, and social lives in profound ways this year.  And perhaps nowhere has adaptation had to happen faster than in the world of higher education.  With eleven degree programs and more than 1,800 students enrolled when the coronavirus started spreading, the […]

It’s time to ‘Raise your climate voice’

by Cameron Hawkins, MEM/MBA’22 On February 21-22, 175 MBA students from business schools around the country convened to at the second ClimateCAP Summit to discuss the financial implications of climate change. As a speaker at the summit, Bill Weihl, former Director of Sustainability at Facebook, introduced his newly launched non-profit: ClimateVoice.   Weihl emphasized that climate action is not moving quickly enough, and we need to introduce “speed and scale” to our projects in order to have the necessary impact. To accomplish this, companies […]

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 […]

DTE Energy’s Camilo Serna talks about utility transition

Camilo Serna, Vice President of Corporate Strategy for DTE Energy talks about the scale and pace of change in the electric utility industry, DTE’s net zero carbon emissions goals, and managing corporate strategy amid uncertainty. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

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

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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 […]

Climate change & business: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of climate change Today’s MBA students will face a complex set of global business and societal challenges when they graduate.  A new “MBA EDGE” briefing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business aims at helping students understand the business implications of one of these challenges—climate change. “Climate change […]

Lisa Manley discusses Mars, Inc.’s approach to sustainability, climate mitigation

EDGE Chats video: Lisa Manley

In this EDGE Chats video, Lisa Manley, Senior Director, Sustainability Engagement & Partnerships for Mars, Inc., discusses the evolution of corporate sustainability, the business impacts of climate change, and opportunities to take sustainability to the next level.   RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

New faculty research: Consumer perceptions of the climate impacts of food

Rick Larrick - Understanding food's carbon footprint

In research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Fuqua School of Business professor Rick Larrick, along with colleagues Adrian Camilleri of the University of Technology Sydney, Dalia Patino-Echeverri of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, and Shajuti Hossain of Duke’s Law School, demonstrate that consumers underestimate the carbon footprint of the food […]