The proposed SEC climate disclosure rule and what it means for students

By Zetian (Tim) Zhang, M.Eng. ’19 This article was written in response to the new proposed rule from SEC on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors released on March 21, 2022. This article voices one alumnus’ perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of Duke University. On Monday, March 21, the […]

“What Every MBA Needs to Know” – Announcing our new content platform

Outside the classroom, business is happening in a complicated world.  Social and environmental issues are bombarding businesses with new risks, costs, and challenges—as well as new investment and innovation opportunities.  What do today’s MBA students need to know to get up to speed?  Our new thought leadership platform—MBA EDGE—features a series of briefing papers specifically […]

ESG Investing: What Every MBA Needs to Know

New briefing paper summarizes what investors and business leaders need to know about ESG Investing ESG investing is a hot topic that’s getting hotter. Also called “sustainable investing,” ESG investing incorporates environmental, social, and governance factors into company and portfolio valuation. Morgan Stanley estimates that “more than 8 in 10 U.S. individual investors (85%) now […]

Duke students take 1st place in Yale Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition

Yale competition team 2015

A Duke team took 1st place in the second annual Yale University Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition, on Friday, Nov. 13.  The team won $10,000 and automatic entry into the final round of the Business for a Better World competition, which will be held in Davos during the World Economic Forum on January 22, 2016. The […]

Graham Sinclair discusses sustainable investing in new video

Video: Graham Sinclair, Principal, SinCo LLC

Investment advisor Graham Sinclair talks about the rise of “sustainable investment”–that is, investment that takes environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into consideration in this EDGE Chats video.  Sinclair is Principal at SinCo LLC and has 20 years of experience in the global institutional investment field.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos […]

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 […]