It’s Your Time to Lead

Businesses have never played a more critical leadership role than they do right now – creating a healthier, more resilient future where both the economy and the environment
can thrive. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a unique eNGO that has the expertise
and resources to help corporate leaders meet this challenge.

Start building your legacy. Here's how 

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Show the world how to thrive – profitably and sustainably

Smart business leaders know prosperity isn’t born of short-term politics, but rather long-term economics. These same leaders understand that a thriving economy depends on a thriving environment – and vice versa. It isn’t either/or. Responsible progress is in the hands of the leaders, the innovators, the collaborators. The ones who see a more resilient future for both business and the planet. We’re here to help you build a legacy of leading from the front. After all, that’s what your customers and stakeholders expect of you – and we bet you expect it of your own organization. EDF has created a four-part framework grounded in sound science and 25+ years of partnering with business. This is how you raise the bar on corporate leadership.

Show the world how to thrive – profitably and sustainably

Smart business leaders know prosperity isn’t born of short-term politics, but rather long-term economics. These same leaders understand that a thriving economy depends on a thriving environment – and vice versa. It isn’t either/or. Responsible progress is in the hands of the innovators, the collaborators. The ones who think in terms of “both/and.” We’re here to help you build a legacy of leading from the front. After all, that’s what your customers and stakeholders expect of you – and we bet you expect it of your own organization.

Set ambitious
goals

Commit to aggressive, science-based sustainability goals. Support the internal organizational changes needed to achieve these goals. And set and report on clear performance metrics.

By publicly committing to corporate sustainability goals, you send a strong signal to customers, shareholders and suppliers that sustainability is core to your business.
Challenge yourself to set big goals 

Collaborate for scale

The biggest environmental challenges can’t be conquered alone. Being a leader means leveraging your influence beyond your own operations and embracing strategic partnerships to drive scale.

Collaboration across departments, industries and especially supply chains is the key to delivering impact at a truly meaningful scale.
Challenge yourself to scale up efforts 

Support smart policy

Smart environmental safeguards are good for business – drive innovation, drive jobs, drive efficiencies, and support long-term strategic planning. Companies need to weigh in on local, state and national environmental policies to ensure their corporate sustainability efforts align with their public policy stances.

By supporting smart climate and environmental policy, companies can actively address future business risks and supply chain disruptions from climate change.
Challenge yourself to support smart policy 

Accelerate environmental innovation

Emerging technology has the power to supercharge business and sustainability. The new wave of environmental innovation is accelerating the balance between a thriving economy and a thriving planet.

Better alignment between business and sustainability goals is at your fingertips – business innovation must also drive environmental progress.
Challenge yourself to innovate for sustainability 

Lead from the front, EDF has your back

EDF+Business has been forging innovative solutions for business leaders for over 25 years. We are helping companies and investors to raise the bar for corporate sustainability leadership because we know that a thriving economy depends on a thriving environment.

Here are some resources to help you raise the bar.

Contact us

We can help you find solutions – and connect you to our growing network of industry experts.

Email us: business@edf.org

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