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Adapting in 2020: Energy & sustainability summer internships

Even in this year of reconfigured schedules, remote work, and cancelled plans, Duke MBAs have found a way to pursue meaningful summer internships with an energy and environment focus. Summer internships are an important anchor in the MBA experience–an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real business challenges. As the COVID pandemic rewrote the rules […]

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 […]

Water & business: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of water Water will become an ever-more important issue for businesses in coming decades.  Water-related risks for businesses are increasing—including financial, reputational, and operational risks.  As water stresses increase (demand for water is expected to exceed supply by as much as 40% by 2030), businesses may be held […]

Can (or will?) Apple change the way we think about energy?

by Liz Visconti, MBA’20 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Arvin Ganesan, Energy and Environment Policy, Apple, in an EDGE Seminar on Jan. 29, 2020 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 […]

UNC & Duke MBAs discuss the business implications of climate change

In November, MBA students and alumni from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business came together for a joint networking event and panel discussion on the financial implications of climate change. Panelists from Walmart, Counter Culture Coffee, Ingersoll Rand, and Oak Hill Capital shared thoughts about how the effects of climate change […]

Why MBAs should consider social impact and sustainability in their career planning

By Jessica WingertSector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability CareersCareer Management Center, Fuqua School of Business Today’s MBA students are often looking for jobs that connect the dots between their professional skills and their personal passions. As the Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability Careers at Fuqua (and an MBA alumna myself), I often […]

Planning underway for 2020 ClimateCAP Summit

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EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer has joined the Program Committee for the 2020 ClimateCAP Summit.  Conceptualized and first hosted at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, ClimateCAP is a partnership between 16 top-tier business schools, including Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, and MIT, along with Duke and others. The 2020 Summit will be hosted by the University […]

Alumni gather in SF for joint business & sustainability networking

Alumni reception 2019

Alumni from Duke’s MBA and MEM/MBA programs joined counterparts from Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Yale, and Cornell for a joint business and sustainability networking event in San Francisco in July 2019.  This annual event, co-hosted by the six partner business schools, alternates between the West Coast and East Coast each year, bringing together alumni with interests […]

The next phase of industrialization will happen in our oceans

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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 […]

Climate change & business: What every MBA needs to know

New briefing paper highlights the business impacts of climate change Today’s MBA students will face a complex set of global business and societal challenges when they graduate.  A new “MBA EDGE” briefing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business aims at helping students understand the business implications of one of these challenges—climate change. “Climate change […]