The EDGE Seminar on Energy & Environment gives Duke MBAs a unique opportunity to learn about today's most important energy and environment industry issues directly from senior business executives. In this for-credit curricular offering, Fuqua students have a chance to engage in candid conversations in a small-group setting with influential leaders who have deep industry experience and knowledge. Seminars cover topics ranging from global energy market economics and finance to value chain sustainability, carbon markets, and energy technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Shawn Heath, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Duke Energy
Matt Eggers, Vice President, Sales, Tesla Motors
Brad Kitchens, CEO, ScottMadden
Shu Ching Quek, Founder & CEO, Novuswave, Inc.
Manuel Gomez, Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart
David Cecil, Managing Director, Financial Advisory, and Head of North American Exploration & Production, Lazard
“The Evolution of the U.S. Energy System: Geopolitical and Economic Implications”
John McNabb, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Duff & Phelps Corporation
"Energy Economics: Fundamentals Point to a Wild Ride, and a Jump in U.S. Competitiveness"
Robert Latoff, Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
"Making Sustainability More Transformational"
Terry Yosie, PhD, President & CEO, World Environment Center
"Bringing Sustainable Technologies to Market: A Case Study in Commercializing New Technologies to Address the Asian Waste Crisis"
Randall Ledford, PhD, Senior Vice President and CTO, Emerson Electric
"Resource Nationalism, Social Fairness or Killing the Golden Goose?"
Tom Albanese, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Holdings
"From Idea to Enterprise: Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures in the Oil & Gas Sector"
Pedro Santos, Founder & CEO, OsComp Systems
“Intelligent Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Global Cities”
Ken Geisler, Vice President, Strategy, Siemens Smart Grid
"Strategic Investments and Partnerships: Growing a Cleantech Giant like ABB"
Allen Burchett, Region Function Manager, Strategic Initiatives, ABB North America
"The Economics of Waste"
Bill Caesar, President, Recycling Services and Organic Growth, Waste Management
"Building a Legacy of Good: Dell’s Adventures in Setting Sustainability Goals"
Stephen Roberts, Corporate Responsibility Brand Manager, Dell
“Achieving Balance: Energy Development in the Current Environment”
Bob Gwin, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Anadarko Petroleum
"Understanding Electricity: The Market, Sustainability, and You"
Gregory Aliff, Vice Chairman, Senior Partner, Energy & Resources