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The next phase of industrialization will happen in our oceans

oceans shipping photo

By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface, hold almost 95% of the world’s biodiversity, and produce over two-thirds of our oxygen.  However, it is less well-known that ocean-related industries are a major part of the global economy; in fact, the ocean […]

Innovating for conservation: Alex Dehgan discusses

Alex Dehgan, CEO and Co-Founder of Conservation X Labs, talks about the problem of species extinction and how Conservation X Labs is fostering innovation to address environmental conservation challenges.   RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

Standing out from the b-school crowd: Fuqua’s academic centers make an impact with prospective students

Fuqua's Centers

“One of my goals in choosing a business school was to surround myself with colleagues who would both complement and challenge my thinking around the role of business in driving change,” reflects Fuqua student Rana Marks (MBA’19).  For Marks, the school’s academic centers played an important role in convincing her that Fuqua was the right […]

Reflections on cleantech VC and entrepreneurship with Stem founder Brian Thompson

Video: Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson, entrepreneur, investor, and founder of the energy storage technology company Stem, Inc., reflects on his career and opportunities in cleantech in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Jack Beutell (MEM/MBA ’14) reflects on entrepreneurship & sustainable agriculture

Jack Beutell

After graduating from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program in 2014, Jack Beuttell followed his passion for entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.  He is now the CEO of Kunoa Cattle Company, a vertically integrated, regenerative cattle company co-founded by Jack and several partners in Hawaii.  Like most entrepreneurs, Jack does a little bit […]

Rising star Lisa Ganderson reflects on energy entrepreneurship

Lisa Huber Ganderson

Duke alumna Lisa (Huber) Ganderson, Senior Associate for Investments with GE Energy, was recently named to the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30 in Energy” list.  Lisa graduated from Duke’s MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2014. We asked her to share her thoughts on energy technologies, entrepreneurship and her career in this Q&A. What got you […]

Learning can be disruptive, but it isn’t free

Dan Chow

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In a Sept. 24 EDGE seminar, cleantech expert […]

Exploring China’s cleantech opportunities

EDGE Forum 2014: Cleantech in China

On Mar. 26, more than 100 executives and students gathered at Fuqua School of Business to hear about energy and environmental business opportunities in China at the 2014 EDGE Forum on Cleantech in China. “China is a great place to scale up proven cleantech,” said Elle Carberry, managing director of The China Greentech Initiative, who […]

Entrepreneurship advice from serial energy entrepreneur Pedro Santos

Video: Pedro Santos, OsComp Systems

In this EDGE Chats video, serial entrepreneur Pedro Santos, founder of OsComp Systems, speaks about entrepreneurship challenges and opportunities in the energy sector.  Santos was one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Energy” in 2011.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives