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Sustainable development requires truth in advertising

by Tim McDonald, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Tom Albanese, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Holdings, in an EDGE Seminar on Nov. 6, 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sustainable development is … Continue reading

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Why companies should value water

by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE If water is so valuable, then why is it so cheap? Economists have long been fascinated by the water paradox – clean, abundant water keeps us healthy, provides our food, sustains our ecosystems, … Continue reading

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Making sustainable development work in the Brazilian Amazon

by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE The Amazon Forest is one of the planet’s true marvels – this vast territory is home to 1 in 10 of all the world’s known species.  It is also under incredible pressure, as … Continue reading

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Food vs. fuel: State of the debate

by Carol Healy, MEM/MBA Class of 2014 and Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE Food security is back in the news.  According to estimates, this summer’s drought is the second most costly natural disaster in US history, after Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading

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