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Katie Kross

Silver linings: Adapting to virtual learning yields unexpected benefits

With each crisis comes opportunity.  The coronavirus pandemic has changed our work, travel, community engagement, and social lives in profound ways this year.  And perhaps nowhere has adaptation had to happen faster than in the world of higher education.  With eleven degree programs and more than 1,800 students enrolled when the coronavirus started spreading, the […]

Prospective student questions answered

Video image - Katie Kross & Alex Wein

Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MBA student Alex Wein discuss all things Energy & Environment at Fuqua. … AND, if you are interested […]

“Roadmap” of energy sector employers helps students clarify career interests

Example Employers along the Energy Value Chain

There are exciting job opportunities for MBAs in the energy sector, but making sense of where these jobs fit in a sector as complex as this one can be difficult. To help students visualize employers along the energy value chain, EDGE has developed a “roadmap” of example employers in the energy sector—from energy production (upstream) to […]

Introducing young business leaders to sustainability: Fuqua and Forte Foundation collaborate

Video: Sustainability: The Next Wave of Growth

The Forte Foundation, which encourages young women to enter into business careers, approached Fuqua and asked for help creating new content on corporate sustainability for its “Rising Stars” program for undergraduate women.  Together, Fuqua and Forte created a new video titled “Sustainability: The Next Wave of Growth.” Duke student Amanda Bushell (MEM/MBA’18), EDGE Managing Director […]

“Triple convergence” of trends shape the future of leadership in the electric utility industry

Triple convergence of forces shaping the utility industry

The utility sector is in a period of reinvention. In the coming decades, nearly the entire power generating fleet in the U.S. will be replaced (no small feat for a sector with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets). Almost as dramatic as this infrastructure turnover is the leadership challenge facing the industry: more than half of […]

Duke focuses on Women in Energy

Reception at 2016 Women in Energy event

Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce.  In some energy companies, the percent of women is even lower.  And in the upper echelons of the board room and C-suite, it is lower still–women make up fewer than 5% of board seats at many industry companies. There are lots of […]

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 […]

Research insights: Climate psychology, environmental risk, careers, and more

Recent research articles

In 2014, EDGE faculty and staff were highlighted in the media for their research insights on a wide range of energy and environmental topics. Here are a few of the highlights of the year: Conservatives don’t hate climate science. They hate the left’s climate solutions (Washington Post). Research by Fuqua School of Business’s Aaron Kay […]

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 […]