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Alumni and students gather for climate tech networking in Boston

Fuqua alumni and current students gathered in Boston in July 2022 for a networking reception for professionals interested in climate tech, clean energy, and sustainable business. The event was hosted in partnership with seven other business schools, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, Michigan, and Cornell, with the goal of creating new connections between professionals […]

Shifting our business mindsets: scarcity vs. abundance

by Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE I have been thinking a lot about scarcity and abundance recently.  Behind the news headlines about our various crises lurks a profound visceral sense of scarcity. People worry about inflation eroding their spending power, or broken supply chains that can’t deliver the goods […]

Students work on energy & climate: Summer 2022 internships

There’s never been a better time to work on energy transition strategy, infrastructure investment, climate tech, ESG investing, or sustainability initiatives as an MBA. Here’s a list of where some of our Daytime MBA students are interning in 2022. Yousif Alqatari, Investment Banking Summer Associate, Global Natural Resources, Goldman Sachs Mackenzie Audino, ESG Research Assistant, […]

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 & […]