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Power Lunch with Michael MacHarg, MBA'09

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Friday, January 26, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Michael MacHarg, MBA'09
Power Lunch series

Duke students are invited to join a Power Lunch featuring Michael MacHarg, FUSE Executive Fellow with the City of Durham. Event capacity will be limited so that all attendees have the chance to introduce themselves, ask questions, and exchange ideas. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration required. This Power Lunch is for current Duke students only.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE, so please register only if you are committed to attending. If your plans change, please cancel your registration so someone else can take part.

About Michael MacHarg
Michael MacHarg currently serves as a FUSE Executive Fellow with the City of Durham advancing the city's strategic effort to reduce transportation emissions, working towards a carbon neutral city by 2040.

Michael previously led the Social Ventures team at Mercy Corps, building one of the first and most active impact investment funds in the international development sector. The MC Social Venture Fund invests across the climate, fintech, agriculture, and logistics sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Asia and LATAM.

Prior to Mercy Corps, Michael co-founded Simpa Energy, one of India's solar finance pioneers. Simpa electrified over 50,000 rural households in over 2000 villages in India, employing over 3000 people and reaching 250,000 people with clean, renewable electricity, some for the first time in their lives. The company was backed by global high-impact investors including the Asian Development Bank, Schneider Electric, OPIC, Proparco, and Developing World Markets. Simpa was acquired by ENGIE in India in 2018.

Michael has consulted to organizations exploring business innovations in agriculture, financial services, renewable energy, clean water, nutrition and global health. Michael's early career was spent as part of the founding team of the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company, OneWorld Health, focused on clinical development of affordable new medicines for diseases of poverty. Michael began his career as a member of the inaugural team of social scientists within the Social Development Department of the World Bank.

Michael is a graduate of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Vanderbilt University.