Category Archives: Stories of Impact

Working with Top Talent: Nike On-Campus Visit

On March 23rd, Alex Lebow, Director of External Engagement at Nike, and Scott Vitters, Nike’s Senior Director of Environmental Management and Innovation, met with 14 Nicholas School students and 4 Fuqua School of Business students to answer questions about how Nike approaches sustainability and discuss their plans to reach 2020 sustainability targets. The Nicholas School’s

Cross-disciplinary Duke Partnerships: Helping Duke Nursing Bring a Product to Market

Nicholas School Gorguze-Peters Professor of the Practice Jesko von Windheim directs the school’s Environmental Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EIE) Program, which teaches Duke students to develop, evaluate, refine and launch new sustainable products and services. Von Windheim is widely known in business and academic circles as an entrepreneurship guru, so when faculty and students throughout Duke

How Gaelin Rosenwaks MEM’04 Is Connecting With The Nicholas School

Gaelin Rosenwaks MEM’04 knew the world had many capable scientists working hard to answer the big environmental questions. What they needed, she saw, was help communicating what they are doing to a broad audience. So Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration, a company that brings research science into homes and classrooms through film, photography and writing. Gaelin is

Client Project: Lenovo

Lenovo’s Environmental Management System (EMS) reflects the multinational technology company’s commitment to design and manufacture environmentally conscious products in facilities that minimize the environmental impact on their surroundings and to continually improve its performance in this area. As part of this EMS, Lenovo sought to develop water risk maps for the company’s global sites, and