LCA Expert Dr. Jesse Daystar Joins Center

Dr. Jesse Daystar has joined the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce and will be directing LCA related research and industry consulting projects as the Assistant Director of Corporate Sustainability Programs.

Bioeconomy Report Receives National Attention

The USDA issues a press release and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture promotes a joint Duke & N.C. State University Report on the emergent Bioeconomy

Life Cycle Assessment at the Center

Duke graduates students who are working towards the two-year Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis at the Nicholas School of the Environment are actively exploring how Process Life Cycle Assessment Modeling can be used for consumer products.

Water & Sanitation in Africa

According to the World Health Organization, “2.4 billion people do not have access to any type of improved sanitation facility. About 2 million people die every year due to diarrheal diseases; most of them are children less than 5 years of age.” 

Corporate Sustainability Trends

By Ellie Peters

DURHAM, N.C. --Jay Golden recently spoke to a group of Nicholas School alumni about the future of corporate sustainability.

Dialogue with the Director

Center Fellows Go To Vietnam to Research Apparel Sector

I am pleased to have two guest bloggers post today.  Duke graduate students Britsy Neale and Tatyana Brown who are Fellows of the Center were funded to travel to Vietnam to research the global apparel sector and represent the Center at the global meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. 


Water & Manufacturing

Many times organizations focus on new and emerging technologies as solutions to reduce both water and energy consumption in their own and their supplier manufacturing facilities.  At the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce our researchers and students also continually explore ways to create technological innovations.

Quick Facts

Rare Earth Metals

You may not realize it, but the average American has become highly dependent on Rare Earth Metals for many aspects of their daily life.  However, the future availability of these metals may be at risk due to a variety of factors including consumption rates of an increasing global middle class as well as geopolitics.