Category Archives: Industry Insights

Climate psychology, environmental risk, careers, and more: 2014 insights

In 2014, our 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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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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Incomplete sustainability is no sustainability at all

by Romain Lardeux, MBA Exchange Student 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 … Continue reading

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Learning can be disruptive, but it isn’t free

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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Crossing the chasm for solar: What’s the willingness to pay?

by Adrienne Lalle, MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an  EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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New book on sustainability careers from EDGE’s Katie Kross

A revised and updated second edition of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability by EDGE managing director Katie Kross was released in July 2014 by Greenleaf Publishing.  Katie is a frequent speaker and contributor on … Continue reading

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Financial implications of distributed resources: Lessons learned from Germany

by Diana Rowe, MEM/MBA ‘16 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Gregory Aliff, Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, Deloitte Energy and Resources practice, in an EDGE Seminar on Apr. 9, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua … Continue reading

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