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New webinar series: “The Future of Our Oceans”

The Future of Our Oceans webinar series at Duke University

2021 brings a new event series to Duke University exploring the critical role that oceans play in our planetary systems, geopolitics, local communities, culture, and economy. “The Future of Our Oceans” webinar series features Duke researchers and invited experts discussing new research and exploring complex and contested questions about how to balance human demands with […]

The Blue Economy: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business opportunities inherent in the Blue Economy In coming decades, oceans will play an important role in addressing the world’s biggest challenges, including food security, climate change, and economic development. Together, ocean-related industries—including shipping, ports, fishing, energy, tourism, marine biotechnology, and related industries—contribute over $2.5 trillion to the global economy […]

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 […]

Sustainability on the Seas: Karina Spiegel (MEM/MBA ‘12) on creating a sustainable future for Carnival

Karina Hilton Spiegel

Karina Hilton Spiegel graduated in 2012 from Duke with a dual degree MBA (with a focus in Strategy and Energy & Environment) and Master’s of Environmental Management (with a focus in Environmental Economics & Policy). Growing up, Karina has always been passionate about making a difference in the environment. After graduation, she began working as […]

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 […]