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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 […]

ESG Investing: What Every MBA Needs to Know

New briefing paper summarizes what investors and business leaders need to know about ESG Investing ESG investing is a hot topic that’s getting hotter. Also called “sustainable investing,” ESG investing incorporates environmental, social, and governance factors into company and portfolio valuation. Morgan Stanley estimates that “more than 8 in 10 U.S. individual investors (85%) now […]

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

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 talk […]