Duke University

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Duke University doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

Duke University has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the university’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger commitment and results in lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Duke University is part of the education sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Duke University is situated in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the university’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1969, The Fuqua School of Business is a prestigious institution within Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina. Operating in the education sector, it has quickly become one of the world’s leading business schools. The school offers top-ranked faculty, acclaimed research centers, and a variety of programs that contribute to its high standing among U.S. business schools.

Good news, Duke University has embraced SBTi commitments

Duke University has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

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Duke University could potentially reduce its emissions by 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance its Scope 1 emissions profile.

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