Author Archives: Katie Kross

Assessing the microgrid market: Fuqua students get “out of the building”

by:  Nancy Fechnay, MEM/MBA ’14; Aaron Gress MBA ’14; Lisa Huber, MEM/MBA ’14, and Mark McDonald, MBA ’14 There is no substitute for the real world as a learning laboratory. For the second consecutive year, Duke’s Center for Energy, Development, … Continue reading

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Katie Kross returns to Duke as EDGE Managing Director

EDGE is pleased to welcome the return of Katie Kross as Managing Director. Katie has spent the last year and a half away from Duke, helping to launch a regional nonprofit organization, the North Carolina Sustainability Center.  She returned to … Continue reading

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Students participate in new Energy Industry Fundamentals workshop

On Sept. 1 and 2, more than 125 Duke graduate students joined the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) and the Duke MBA Energy Club for a workshop on Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) at Fuqua School of … Continue reading

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Are sustainable business jobs on the rise?

From my vantage point, it seems the answer is yes.  As a career counselor to MBA students, I’m always on the lookout for job and internship openings that I can pass on to our students.  Sustainability job openings cross my … Continue reading

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Will “purpose” be the new mantra for business? Or just a buzzword?

To train leaders who “make a decent profit—decently.” That was Harvard Business School’s stated goal when it was founded in 1908. One hundred years later, as we pick up the pieces of the most recent financial and housing market collapse, … Continue reading

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