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 […]

Burt’s Bees’ Paula Alexander discusses the past and present of sustainability

Video: Paula Alexander, Burt's Bees

Paula Alexander (Duke MBA ’98), Director of Sustainable Business at Burt’s Bees, shares her thoughts on the evolution of corporate sustainability and challenges ahead in this EDGE Chats video. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives      

Cisco’s Alan McGinty talks about sustainable workplaces

Video: Alan McGinty, Cisco

In this EDGE Chats video, Alan McGinty, Senior Director of Cisco’s Global Workplace Innovation Group, talks about the energy efficiency opportunities inherent in designing better workplaces, the evolution of the corporate workplace, and Cisco’s views on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

Advancing a more sustainable energy industry: Alumna Liz Turnbull shares her work at PG&E

Liz Turnbull

Elizabeth (Liedel) Turnbull graduated from Duke’s 3-year MBA/Master of Environmental Management joint degree program in 2011. Since then, she has worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California’s largest investor-owned utility. Passionate about environmental and social responsibility, Liz started with PG&E in their Corporate Sustainability department. Today, she works in the Office of the Vice […]

Building better apparel: Alumna Liza Schillo shares sustainability career advice from Levi Strauss

Liza Schillo

Liza Schillo graduated from Duke’s business and environment MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2014. Now, she’s working as a Manager of Product Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. at their headquarters in San Francisco, allowing her to turn her lifelong passion for the environment into a career in sustainable business. In this Q&A, Liza reflects […]

Turning a commitment to the environment into a career

Katie Kross

EDGE managing director Katie Kross is driven by the desire to help connect students who have a passion for changing the world with rewarding career options that let them do just that.  Many of the students she speaks with go on to careers in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability consulting, impact investing, and clean energy […]

Mitch Jackson discusses sustainability at FedEx

Video: Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at FedEx

Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at FedEx, talks with Duke University’s Dan Vermeer about implementing sustainability in a company as a large and complex as FedEx in this EDGE Chats video.  The biggest opportunities for sustainability, he says, lie in finding value-add ways to integrate it into the business strategy.   […]

AMD’s Director of Corporate Responsibility discusses sustainability trends and prominent issues

Video: Tim Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility, AMD

Tim Mohin (Duke MEM ’94), Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and author of the book Changing Business from the Inside Out, shares his perspectives on corporate social responsibility (CSR), trending social and environmental issues, and why business should care about sustainability in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch […]

Aligning corporate social responsibility with profitability

Idris Dosunmu

by Idris Dosunmu, MBA ‘16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability with FedEx at Duke University in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 4, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily […]

Fulfilling your personal mission: Advice for the sustainability and CSR job search

Mackenzie Sullivan, Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability Careers, Career Management Center, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

When it comes to careers, one of the areas of growing interest among MBAs is the sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) sector. Over the past 10 years, corporations have been increasingly focused on managing their social and environmental impacts and understanding the cost and revenue implications of initiatives that range from managing the human […]