What makes a transformative educational experience?

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE I’ve just returned from leading a new course on “Climate and Sustainability in the Nordic Countries” in Copenhagen, Denmark and in the Norwegian cities of Tromsø and Oslo. The 23 participating graduate students from Fuqua School of Business and Nicholas School of the […]

Five ways to launch your climate career in B-school

By Jessica Wingert, Associate Director and Program Lead, ClimateCAP Initiative It’s an exciting time to be getting an MBA, especially if you are passionate working on climate solutions. The beauty—and, admittedly, sometimes the challenge—of embarking on a climate career right now is the diversity of career opportunities available to students—from clean energy to sustainable agriculture, […]

Duke hosts first MEM/MBA alumni reunion

On April 12-13, Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA dual degree alumni returned for a special weekend of reunion activities. Alumni reconnected with faculty and staff, participated in career conversations, heard campus updates from leaders in the Nicholas School and Duke Office of Climate & Sustainability, joined current MEM/MBA students for a picnic in Duke Forest, and […]

Carbon accounting’s next phase: Reimagining carbon waste as an asset

By Andrew Shuffer, MBA ’25 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Trevor Best, Co-Founder & CEO, Syzygy Plasmonics, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke University or […]

Reflecting on 10 years of teaching the EDGE Seminar

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE This semester marks the 10-year anniversary of the EDGE Seminar course, one of the hallmarks of our Energy & Environment program here at Fuqua. After a decade of hosting conversations with some of industry’s most interesting speakers, I have learned a few things […]

Our stake in the future of the Arctic

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE For most of us, the Arctic is a distant region of ice, polar bears, and scientific expeditions, but rarely a focus of our attention.  The extreme conditions and remoteness of the Arctic mean that few of us have any firsthand experience of the […]

2023 summer internships in energy, sustainability, and climate tech

It’s an exciting time to work on energy, climate and sustainability issues as an MBA.  Here’s a list of where some of our Daytime MBA students are interning in 2023. — RELATED ARTICLES

Sustainability from the ground up

By Parker White, MF/MBA ’24 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Denise Naguib, Global Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity at Marriott International, Inc., in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Spring 2023. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent […]

Introducing: “Google Transmission Services”?

by Thomas Nailen, MBA ’23 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Nick Pearson, Global Head of Energy Policy at Google, in an EDGE Seminar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Fall 2022. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views of either Duke […]