Shifting the climate conversation from “billions” to “trillions”

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE On February 28, Duke will host the largest climate-related event ever convened at Fuqua School of Business.  We expect more than 500 public officials, business leaders, Duke faculty and students to attend this event, called “From Billions to Trillions: The Inflation Reduction Act […]

Balancing act: Navigating conflicting national and global interests in fighting carbon

By Kunj Chheda, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Akash Patel, CFO of NET Power, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or the […]

Carbon accounting’s next phase: Reimagining carbon waste as an asset

By Andrew Shuffer, MBA ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Trevor Best, Co-Founder & CEO, Syzygy Plasmonics, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]

Show me the money: Decarbonization and investment

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Each year, the United Nations hosts the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) global summit, bringing together representatives from governments, civil society, the private sector, and the media to assess the current state of the climate. While I haven’t had the chance to […]

Our stake in the future of the Arctic

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE For most of us, the Arctic is a distant region of ice, polar bears, and scientific expeditions, but rarely a focus of our attention.  The extreme conditions and remoteness of the Arctic mean that few of us have any firsthand experience of the […]

Exploring sustainability connections in Scandinavia

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Greetings from Copenhagen!  This month, I am traveling in Denmark and Norway to build EDGE’s network and prepare curriculum for a new course to be offered at Fuqua next year, “Climate and Sustainability in the Nordic Countries.” Scandinavia has established a reputation for its […]

Public funds should be spent on saving communities that consider Nantucket a home, not a vacation destination

By Tatiana Sokolova, MEM/MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vincent Murphy, Coastal Resilience Coordinator, Town of Nantucket, MA, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

To tackle climate change, take a page out of the anti-smoking playbook

By Thomas Cheng, MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vincent Murphy, Coastal Resilience Coordinator, Town of Nantucket, MA, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]

Sustainability from the ground up

By Parker White, MF/MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Denise Naguib, Global Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity at Marriott International, Inc., in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent […]

Co-ops should be biogas leaders in the Midwest

By Billy Barnes, MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Bill Caesar, President of Generate Upcycle and Dan Meccariello, Director of Operations at Generate Capital, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]