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How COPs have enabled collective action on climate change

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 2 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 2 of 4 In 1985, Carl Sagan, a planetary scientist, highlighted to the U.S. Congress that climate change is a global […]

Climate change and the need for collective action

By Vishrut Chatrath, MBA ’22 This article is Part 1 in a 4-part series written by MBA student Vishrut Chatrath as a reflection after his trip to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Post 1 of 4 You might be wondering why news organizations labeled this year’s climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, as the “last […]

Video: MBA Careers in Sustainability

Many MBA students want to work in a career that marries their business skills with their passion for making a difference in the world. But are there really viable MBA career options in sustainability? Absolutely.  In this video, EDGE’s Katie Kross shares insights about career paths in corporate sustainability, ESG, climate tech, and other impact […]

Video: Business Leadership in the Decisive Decade

What do converging sustainability issues mean for business leadership now and in the future? What skills can today’s business leaders employ to tackle wicked problems and contribute new solutions? Dan Vermeer, associate professor of the practice and EDGE executive director, shares insights and imperatives for business leadership in this decisive decade.

Leveraging Microsoft’s market power to reduce customer carbon emissions

By Brandon von Kannewurff MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of […]

Implementing a universal carbon tax is a simple yet effective emissions solution

By Grace Fernandez, MEM/MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director of Energy Innovation and Impact at Microsoft, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2021. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either […]

Energy, climate, & cleantech: 2021 MBA summer internships

Internships may still be mostly virtual this summer, but there is no shortage of opportunities for MBA students to contribute on some of the most interesting challenges of our day. Energy, climate, and cleantech hiring is up in 2021. Here’s a sample of some of our students’ internships this year. Parnian Baniahmad, Global Procurement & […]

Sustainable business job search resources compiled

Are you interested in incorporating sustainability into your career? EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross has compiled a new slide deck of resources for students and job seekers. The deck includes example career paths, job search strategies, and recommended books, job boards, and industry news sources. While it won’t answer every possible question, the deck can […]

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 […]

“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 […]