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.
Nils Magnussen, Director, Business Development, Chevron
Rebecca Kujawa, Vice President, Business Management, NextEra Energy Resources
Mitch Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, FedEx
Brian Bolster, Managing Director, Clean Technology & Renewables Group, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs
"Free fall: Oil price volatility and its economic and geopolitical implications"
Geoff Styles, Energy industry expert and Managing Director, GSW Strategy Group
"Strategies for gaining societal acceptance and support for new technologies"
Linda Fisher, Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont
"Sourcing external energy innovation at GE"
Mark Wight, Managing Director, Energy Ventures, GE
"Big bets and uncertainties in the 21st century energy industry"
Robert Gaudette, SVP Business Solutions, NRG Energy
"Investing in nature"
Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Bill Brown, Founder, 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, and CEO, NET Power
"Sustainability risks and opportunities for the nation’s largest electric utility"
Shawn Heath, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Duke Energy
"Crossing the chasm in consumer cleantech: How to bring expensive new energy technologies mainstream"
Matt Eggers, Senior Cleantech Executive
"Strategic planning in the power industry"
Brad Kitchens, CEO, ScottMadden
"Accelerating clean energy development: Opportunities and challenges"
Shu Ching Quek, Founder & CEO, Novuswave, Inc.
"Walmart’s 2020 energy strategy: How to build a competitive advantage and lead on renewable energy"
Manuel Gomez, Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart
"Ultimate recovery: Creating value in the modern American oil and gas, exploration and production industry"
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