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Lisa Shpritz shares Bank of America’s sustainability goals

Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America

Lisa Shpritz (Duke MEM ’97), Senior Vice President and Environmental Operations Executive with Bank of America, talks about the company’s sustainability goals and its results to date in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Learning in the field: 2016 Fuqua MBA internships in Energy & Environment

Energy Conference

For students interested in Energy & Environment topics, there are a wide range of internship options–from internships with energy and cleantech companies to roles looking at the energy or environmental footprint of a company in another sector, to consulting, research, and government agency internships. Here’s a list of some of the MBA internships held by […]

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 […]

Together now: Good governance and better business discussed at the World Ocean Summit

Sarah Hoyt

by Sarah Hoyt (MEM/MBA ’16) Leaders in business, government, academia and nonprofit convened in San Francisco at The Economist’s World Ocean Summit last week to address the role of ocean health in a thriving global economy. I was fortunate to attend, representing Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Fuqua School of Business. Over […]

China’s smog cloud may have a silver lining

Air pollution in Hebei province

by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director, EDGE Environmental concerns are ubiquitous in China. Every day, the newspapers include stories about the converging crises related to air pollution, food contamination, water shortages, and solid waste. There is also a growing frustration that China’s “growth at all costs” development path has been very costly, sacrificing both the environment […]

Crossing the climate line

Dan Vermeer

This op-ed first appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on May 21, 2013. by Daniel Vermeer, Executive Director, EDGE Earlier this month, a remote monitoring system in Hawaii recorded the first time in human history that the daily average for carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit over 400 parts per million. Crossing the […]

PopTech 2010: Brilliant accidents, necessary failures, and improbable breakthroughs

by Dan Vermeer, executive director, EDGE PopTech is a unique organization. They call themselves an “innovation network” that connects leading thinkers, artists, activists, and doers to pursue worldchanging ideas. Their topical focus is incredibly broad, covering such issues as violence prevention, eco-materials, public health, new technology, energy, conservation, science, and many others. They run highly […]