Global companies will be disrupted over next several decades by growing resource demands, changing consumer expectations, regulatory factors, new technology and a host of other factors. We believe EDGE can help companies anticipate and creatively respond to these evolving conditions, and be part of a transformation to a sustainability economy.
Dan Vermeer, Executive Director, EDGE
The Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business is a dynamic hub for education, thought leadership, and industry engagement that enables current and future business leaders to understand and respond effectively to the interrelated global challenges of energy, development, and the environment.
Few forces will have as profound an impact on business in the 21st century as the global dynamics of energy, natural resources, development, and environment. Businesses that understand these emerging trends and their implications for investment, innovation, operations, risk management, and managerial decision-making will have a distinct competitive advantage.
EDGE helps companies and business leaders rise to this challenge. We prepare business decision makers to address questions like: how do we sustainably meet the global demand for energy, resources, and improved quality of life? What are the most promising pathways to transform our current industrial systems to achieve this goal? What role can leading firms play in catalyzing these transformations across their value chains? What partnerships are needed to help facilitate these changes?