Author Archives: Katie Kross

EDGE’s Dan Vermeer makes the business case for sustainability

EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer talks about global mega-trends, the business case for sustainability, and his outlook on the future in this new EDGE Chats video.

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Understanding energy use: New research by Fuqua professor Rick Larrick

Rick Larrick, Fuqua School of Business professor and faculty director of EDGE, has put much of his time and energy into helping people better understand how much energy they use. He has worked on many projects, but the most recent … Continue reading

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PwC’s Nick Shufro talks about environmental risk & mitigation

Which environmental risks pose the biggest threats to companies and how are firms thinking about mitigating climate risk? Fuqua professor Dan Vermeer discusses disaster risk mitigation and the R!SE Initiative with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Nick Shufro in our latest EDGE Chats video.

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Where are they now? 2015 Fuqua MBA internships

An essential part of the MBA experience is the summer internship, and Fuqua MBAs are gaining experiences far and wide this summer. Here’s a look at some of the Energy & Environment internships our students have this summer.

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The Nature Conservancy’s Glenn Prickett discusses the value of nature with EDGE

Should we conserve nature for nature’s sake… or for ours?  The Nature Conservancy’s Chief External Affairs Officer, Glenn Prickett, talks with EDGE executive director Dan Vermeer in this new EDGE Chats video about conservation strategies and TNC’s partnerships with business. … Continue reading

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Stop the Handouts and Start Investing in Clean Tech

by Fred Leffler, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Geoff Styles, energy industry expert and Managing Director, GSW Strategy Group, in an EDGE Seminar on Feb. 4, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School … Continue reading

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Are sustainable business jobs on the rise?

From my vantage point, it seems the answer is yes.  As a career counselor to MBA students, I’m always on the lookout for job and internship openings that I can pass on to our students.  Sustainability job openings cross my … Continue reading

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Will “purpose” be the new mantra for business? Or just a buzzword?

To train leaders who “make a decent profit—decently.” That was Harvard Business School’s stated goal when it was founded in 1908. One hundred years later, as we pick up the pieces of the most recent financial and housing market collapse, … Continue reading

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