Kurt Kuehn, CFO of UPS, talks about sustainability

Video: Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer, UPS

Do investors care about sustainability?  Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer at UPS and a member of the company’s Corporate Sustainability Steering Committee. Kurt speaks about sustainability as a leadership issue and shares why managing sustainability is “enlightened self interest” for a firm in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats […]

New book on sustainability careers from EDGE’s Katie Kross

Profession and Purpose book

A revised and updated second edition of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability by EDGE managing director Katie Kross was released in July 2014 by Greenleaf Publishing.  Katie is a frequent speaker and contributor on the topic of sustainability career trends. The book highlights insights gained from interviews with MBA […]

Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO at Honest Tea, speaks at Duke University

Seth Goldman, Honest Tea

Seth Goldman, President and “TeaEO” of the company Honest Tea, shared his thoughts on corporate responsibility and the role of business in creating a better world in his keynote address at the 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Conference at Fuqua School of Business.   — RELATED ARTICLES: Seth Goldman, Honest Tea, on […]

Sustainable development requires truth in advertising

Tim McDonald

by Tim McDonald, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Tom Albanese, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Holdings, in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 6, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sustainable development is critically important to the mining industry for very pragmatic reasons.  In particular, mining companies must […]

What makes a successful sustainability executive?

Career event

A diverse work background, a systems thinking mindset, and the ability to lead change are a few of the traits that employers are looking for in sustainability hires.  EDGE managing director Katie Kross and alumnus Koji Kitazume (MEM/MBA ’12) interviewed 10 diverse sustainability employers this summer to understand what skills make a sustainability candidate stand […]

Are sustainable business jobs on the rise?

Katie Kross

by Katie Kross, Managing Director, EDGE Are sustainable business jobs on the rise?  From my vantage point, it seems the answer is yes.  As an advisor to MBA students, I’m always on the lookout for job and internship openings that I can pass on to our students.  Sustainability job openings cross my desk daily and […]