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Alumna Jana Holt discusses the challenges and rewards of a career in sustainability consulting

Jana Holt

When Jana Holt graduated from Duke’s business and environment MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2013, she took her passion for business and environment to Context, a boutique sustainability consultancy with offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Jana is now a Client Director with the firm, where she works with clients including JetBlue, Morgan […]

Rotimi Thomas proves how the right skills can lead to a rewarding and impactful career

Rotimi Thomas

After two years in a management rotation program with the industrials giant Siemens AG, Rotimi Thomas is now working in a role that marries his passions for energy, environment, and emerging markets.  As a Development Fund Investment Manager for Siemens Power & Gas, he helps steer the company’s investment in development funding investments in Africa. […]

Building better apparel: Alumna Liza Schillo shares sustainability career advice from Levi Strauss

Liza Schillo

Liza Schillo graduated from Duke’s business and environment MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2014. Now, she’s working as a Manager of Product Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. at their headquarters in San Francisco, allowing her to turn her lifelong passion for the environment into a career in sustainable business. In this Q&A, Liza reflects […]

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 […]

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 […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Why states should use mass-based goals

Pablo Taccioli

by Pablo Taccioli, MEM/MBA ’16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Rebecca Kujawa, Vice President, Business Management at NextEra Energy Resources in an EDGE Seminar on Sep. 30, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University […]

Alumni network at Bay Area reception for MBAs and MEM/MBAs

Duke University alumni gather at San Francisco networking reception

On July 9, Fuqua alumni who share an interest in sustainability met up for a joint networking event in San Francisco with other MBAs from Stanford, Michigan, Yale, MIT, and Cornell.  The event, which was a collaboration between the six schools, was designed to facilitate more connections between Bay Area professionals who are working in […]

Duke students place 3rd in 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition

Student team, Renewable Energy Case Competition

Congratulations to five Duke MBA students who placed 3rd in the 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC)! In this year’s competition held at the University of Michigan on Dec. 4-5, sixteen MBA teams from around the country were challenged with creating a go-to-market strategy and implementation plan for GE in the battery storage market. […]

Local power: Regulators must remake electric rate structures

Josh Seidenfeld

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brad Kitchens, CEO of ScottMadden, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 1, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or ScottMadden. […]

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 […]