Details for Nicholas School of the Environment - Duke University

Participant Status


Type of Organization

School of The Environment

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

Duke University


Durham, North Carolina, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

23 Jun 2017

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

27 Jun 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

2017 SIP Report - View Report

Letter of ​Commitment (2017)

2017 SIP Report - View Letter

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The entire Nicholas School curriculum is focused on sustainability. The professional masters degree offered, Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) reflects the School's overall focus on sustainability and management. Students take courses in environmental science, data analysis, finance, economics and policy and study critical societal issues such as climate change, resource conservation, marine policy and environmental health. Shortly after the inception of the School a concurrent degree program with Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (MEM/MBA) was established. A program in Business and Environment was recently set up to offer students a stronger focus on corporate responsibility. This complements the existing Energy and Environment program. Executive education classes are offered as is an online, leadership-focused mid-career MEM program.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Nicholas School faculty are recognized experts in various fields of sustainability -- renewable energy, environmental economics. environmental policy, climate change, deforestation, water resource management, marine resource protection and environmental health. Several faculty members work on these issues at the intersection of private sector actions, for example, on environmental finance, renewable energy technology and markets, environmental entrepreneurship and public private partnerships such as the United Nations Global Compact. Faculty will continue to work on these issues in their research and in their teaching. Faculty regularly engage with private sector companies to develop solutions and offer opportunities for students to be educated about private sector contributions to sustainable solutions.

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