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Kurt Kuehn, CFO of UPS, talks about sustainability

Do investors care about sustainability?  Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer at UPS and a member of the company’s Corporate Sustainability Steering Committee. Kurt speaks about sustainability as a leadership issue and shares why managing sustainability is “enlightened self interest” for … Continue reading

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Marketing Nature

by Archana Balakrishnan, MBA ’16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer of The Nature Conservancy, in an EDGE Seminar on Apr. 8, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of … Continue reading

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Energy expert Geoff Styles discusses market trends

In this EDGE Chats video, Geoff Styles, energy industry expert and managing director of GSW Strategy Group, LLC, speaks with EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer about the current market dynamics in the energy industry and the implications of falling oil … Continue reading

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GMO food labeling: Closing the divide between public perception and reality

by Janelle Kwan, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Linda Fisher, Chief Sustainability Officer of DuPont, in an EDGE Seminar on Mar. 11, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article … Continue reading

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Research insights: Climate psychology, environmental risk, careers, and more

In 2014, EDGE faculty and staff were highlighted in the media for their research insights on a wide range of energy and environmental topics. Here are a few of the highlights of the year: Conservatives don’t hate climate science. They … Continue reading

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Duke students place 3rd in national Renewable Energy Case Competition

Congratulations to five Duke MBA students who placed 3rd in the 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC)! In this year’s competition held at the University of Michigan on Dec. 4-5, sixteen MBA teams from around the country were challenged … Continue reading

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Turning environmental risk into opportunity

“Environmental risks can be the most complex challenges for companies — but can also be the most rewarding to address,” says EDGE executive director  Dan Vermeer in a new article in Dialogue Review. Before joining Fuqua School of Business as … Continue reading

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Local power: Regulators must remake electric rate structures

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brad Kitchens, CEO of ScottMadden, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 1, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one … Continue reading

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Looking into a dark future

by David Mann, MBA ’16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Brad Kitchens, CEO of ScottMadden, in an EDGE Seminar on Oct. 1, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one … Continue reading

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Increases in natural gas-fired generation bring new risks for utilities

by Samuel Lederer, MBA ‘16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Shawn Heath, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Duke Energy Corporation, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 17, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua … Continue reading

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