News & Events

The latest news stories and events from the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce.

Report to Congress Garners International Attention

Report to Congress Garners International Attention

Report to Congress authored by researchers at the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce has received major attention from media in the US and abroad.  The report "An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S.

Industrialization of Oceans

Industrialization of Oceans

Off shore exploration and production of oil, natural gas, and wind as well the expansion of ports and shiping lanes is a focus area of faculty and students at the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce.  For the last two years our team has been undertaking deliberate examinations of the environmental and economic implications

Supply Chain Risks & Opportunities

Supply Chain Risks & Opportunities

Companies have repeatedly faced the challenge of resource scarcity resulting from competition, weather related impacts, economic factors, geopolitics and policies.  In many instances, companies have successfully met these challenges through a variety of

LCA Expert Dr. Jesse Daystar Joins Center

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

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

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

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

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.

Golden Chairs National Academy Summit on Manufacturing for the Grand Challenges Summit

Golden Chairs National Academy Summit on Manufacturing for the Grand Challenges Summit

Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, chaired a Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges with a focus on Manufacturing. Speakers included W. James McNerney, CEO of the Boeing Company; David Bozeman, Sr. Vice President of Caterpillar; Dr Dan Mote, Jr., President of the National Academy of Engineering; Dr. Frank Gayle, Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program; Dr. James Goodnight, CEO of SAS; Governor John Engler; Governor Pat McCrory and many other national thought leaders.

Expert Available to Comment on Release of Higg Index

Expert Available to Comment on Release of Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, for which the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce is a member, released a protype of the Higg Index Thursday.

Director to Deliver NAE Keynote

Director to Deliver NAE Keynote

Durham, N.C. -- Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, will deliver the luncheon keynote at the National Academy of Engineering's June conference.

Journal Article: Creating the Future we Want

Journal Article: Creating the Future we Want

Durham, N.C. -- Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce is among the authors of an article published in the latest edition of the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy.

Sense and Sustainability

Sense and Sustainability

Jay Golden, director of the Center for Sustainability & Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, is quoted in this article by Wearables magazine on sustainability efforts by the apparel industry.

Workshop: Greening the Research Fleet

Workshop: Greening the Research Fleet

Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce Director Jay Golden is among the presenters at a two-day workshop aimed at helping the science community develop new sustainability guidelines for oceanographic research vessels.

Center Moves to New Space

Center Moves to New Space

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce has moved to new offices in Duke University's Energy Hub.

The Energy Hub is located in the Paul M. Gross Chemical Laboratory, 140 Science Drive, on Duke's West Campus.

Sustainability Work Featured in Journal

Sustainability Work Featured in Journal

DURHAM, N.C. -- Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, is the lead author of an article published in the latest edition of the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Manufacturing Competitiveness

Manufacturing Competitiveness

Conference explores sustainable manufacturing, convenes stakeholders from across the country

DURHAM, N.C. -- Manufacturing plays an important role in national security and sustained economic growth.

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well by Doing Good

New Center Improves the Bottom Line through Sustainability

Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, is highlighted in a two-page story in Gist from the Mill, a magazine by the Social Science Research Institute at Duke.

Green Products

Green Products

Researchers at the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce are partnering with colleagues at Cambridge University and the Sustainability Consortium on research focused on quanitifying how consumers use and dispose of products.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Gary Gereffi, an internationally recognized researcher in global value chains and a Duke University professor of sociology, is leading a Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce collaboration called the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

New Certificate

New Certificate

Armed with a new certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis, professional masters students in four schools at Duke University will soon be able to prove to prospective employers that they have what it takes to be innovators in making corporate sustainability profitable.