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 […]

What makes a successful sustainability executive?

Career event

A diverse work background, a systems thinking mindset, and the ability to lead change are a few of the traits that employers are looking for in sustainability hires.  EDGE managing director Katie Kross and alumnus Koji Kitazume (MEM/MBA ’12) interviewed 10 diverse sustainability employers this summer to understand what skills make a sustainability candidate stand […]

Ratings move companies as well as consumers

A recent paper–“How Firms Respond to Being Rated”–by Duke faculty Aaron Chatterji and Harvard’s Michael Toffel provides insights into how ratings affect corporate performance. Ratings by companies like Moody’s, Michelin, and Consumer Reports have long swayed the behavior of consumers and investors. Ratings also influence the performance of the companies they describe. Corporate environmental ratings […]

CFO Survey: Rising fuel costs spur companies to embrace green solutions

Among the findings of June 2011 Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey of chief financial officers (CFOs): 80 percent of CFOs in the U.S. say the high price of oil is negatively affecting their firms, with 61 percent describing the effects as “significant.” “We’re seeing more companies embrace ‘green’ initiatives and position themselves to […]

Duke researchers to present at 3rd annual ARCS Conference

The 3rd Annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Conference will take place on May 9-11, 2011 at Wharton. Presenters from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business include professors Kira Fabrizio, Aaron Chatterji, and Will Mitchell, along with PhD students Olga Hawn and Nilanjana Dutt.

New Duke study on Industrial Energy Efficiency

One of EDGE’s partners at Duke is the Center for Globalization, Governance, and Competitiveness (CGGC), led by Dr. Gary Gereffi.  Coming out of the research that EDGE and CGGC pursued last year on low carbon competitiveness, we learned about the innovative efforts that companies are pursuing to close the “efficiency gap.”  In most companies, there […]