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The Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rule and What it Means for Students

By Zetian (Tim) Zhang, M.Eng. ’19 This article was written in response to the new proposed rule from SEC on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors released on March 21, 2022. This article voices one alumnus’ perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of Duke University. On Monday, March 21, the […]

How COPs have enabled collective action on climate change

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 2 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 2 of 4 In 1985, Carl Sagan, a planetary scientist, highlighted to the U.S. Congress that climate change is a global […]

Climate change and the need for collective action

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 1 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 1 of 4 You might be wondering why news organizations labeled this year’s climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, as the “last […]

Video: Business Leadership in the Decisive Decade

What do converging sustainability issues mean for business leadership now and in the future? What skills can today’s business leaders employ to tackle wicked problems and contribute new solutions? Dan Vermeer, associate professor of the practice and EDGE executive director, shares insights and imperatives for business leadership in this decisive decade.

Implementing a universal carbon tax is a simple yet effective emissions solution

By Grace Fernandez, MEM/MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either […]

The promise of seaweed farming

by Carybeth Reddy, MBA ’22 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Marcius Extavour, VP of Energy and Climate at XPRIZE, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 29, 2021 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either […]

“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 […]