Category Archives: Industry Insights

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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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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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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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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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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