The Power of Partnerships

These days, the need for private sector leadership in pursuing a healthier planet is greater than ever. We’re faced with challenges to meaningful climate and energy legislation and the burden of a global recession, but the good news is that Corporate America is stepping up to the plate. Recent announcements from companies like Unilever to reduce its environmental impact and Chevrolet to launch a $40 million carbon reduction project continue to show that investing in corporate environmental sustainability makes good business sense.

At Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), we recognize the power of innovative partnerships with the private sector. For the past 20 years, our work with industry leaders such as Walmart, KKR, FedEx and McDonald’s, has changed how business is done and achieved powerful results for both business and the environment. To learn more about our work with transformational business partners, watch this interview with EDF’s president, Fred Krupp.

Even with the significant results of our work with business over the past 20 years, the challenges facing our planet remain daunting. In order to better understand the role of business in overcoming these challenges, EDF has launched “The Future of Green” series. This eight-part series of one-hour interviews will help define the next generation of corporate environmental sustainability and further the dialogue on business and environmental collaboration.

The “Future of Green” series continues tomorrow — Tuesday, November 30 — with a discussion about “The Role of Small Businesses in the Future of Sustainability.” The speakers are Amy Skoczlas Cole, director of Green Team at eBay, and Rupesh Shah, director of Corporate Sustainability at Intuit.

To join the live conversation, dial into the following number at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET:

  • Phone number: +1 (213) 289-0500
  • Code: 267-6815

If you can’t join the call, you will have an opportunity to download the entire “Future of Green” podcast series when it goes online in January.

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