Stories of Impact

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More than 300 Students Interview for Stanback Internship Program

Each year, hundreds of students interview for internships with non-profit environmental organizations as part of the Stanback Internship Program. The program, which has been made possible through the generous support of Fred and Alice Stanback for more than 20 years, provides funding so that students can pursue career development opportunities […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nicholas Students Develop Strategic Growth Plan for Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Medical Center has a very strong, award-winning sustainability program at its main campus in Boston, but as the BID healthcare system grows, the organization wants to strategically expand this program to its network of community-based hospitals. Recently, BID Environmental Sustainability Program Manager Elise Vergnano enlisted a […]

Client Projects: Darden Restaurants

Darden is a restaurant company – featuring a unique portfolio of businesses that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House. A core part of sustainability at Darden is a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our physical footprint – including energy […]

Client Project: Heaven Hills Brand

When Heaven Hills Brands, one of America’s largest independent distilled spirits companies, sought to expand its Austin, Texas production facility for its newly acquired Deep Eddy Vodka, the company wanted to know how it could best contribute to Austin’s citywide sustainability culture. Heaven Hill’s Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, […]