Tag Archives: sustainable development

Sustainable development requires truth in advertising

Tim McDonald

by Tim McDonald, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Tom Albanese, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Holdings, in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 6, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sustainable development is …

Crossing the climate line

Dan Vermeer

This op-ed first appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on May 21, 2013. by Daniel Vermeer, Executive Director, EDGE Earlier this month, a remote monitoring system in Hawaii recorded the first time in human history that the daily average …

Why companies should value water

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by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE If water is so valuable, then why is it so cheap? Economists have long been fascinated by the water paradox – clean, abundant water keeps us healthy, provides our food, sustains our ecosystems, …

Food vs. fuel: State of the debate

Carol Healy

by Carol Healy, MEM/MBA Class of 2014 and Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE Food security is back in the news.  According to estimates, this summer’s drought is the second most costly natural disaster in US history, after Hurricane Katrina …

World Energy Congress: Inertia or transformation?

by Dan Vermeer, executive director, EDGE This week, over 3,500 energy professionals from leading energy-producing and energy-consuming countries have arrived in Montreal for the World Energy Congress.  Sponsored by the World Energy Council, the Congress is held every 3 years …