Actionable Insights for a Decarbonizing World

Welcome to EDF's insights platform that empowers investor action to accelerate climate and sustainability solutions.

Building a thriving net zero future for people and the planet is the defining challenge of our time. We leverage EDF’s world-leading expertise in climate science, data, economics, and public policy to inform rigorous assessment and constructive engagement with companies in carbon-intensive industries. We equip the financial community with the independent analysis and tools needed to manage climate risk, assess opportunities, and accelerate urgent action in the sectors that matter most.

Sector Coverage

Oil & Gas

From flaring and methane management to new hydrogen pathways, how companies are taking on the energy transition

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Transportation

Fleet management, shipping & logistics, charging infrastructure and more on the road to zero-emission transport

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Financial Services

The shifting landscape as rising demand for ESG and climate-aligned investing reshapes financial flows

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Decarbonization Pathways

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Food & Agriculture

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Our Team

Lea Borkenhagen

Dr. Borkenhagen is the senior vice president of EDF+Business, directing EDF’s strategy to catalyze private sector action that accelerates the transition to net zero emissions, creates safer products, and feeds the world without warming the planet. Lea’s leadership experience spans food, fashion, retail, tech, and the non-profit sector, and includes roles at the Earthshot Prize, Nike, and Oxfam. She holds a doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and was a Fulbright Scholar in Côte d’Ivoire.

Leslie Labruto

Leslie is Managing Director of Sustainable Finance, leading EDF’s strategy to mobilize the financial sector in support of a green and equitable global economy. Leslie has experience in clean energy, decarbonization, and international stewardship, including as the Founding Director of 100x Impact Accelerator at the London School of Economics, as well as Head of Investment Strategy and Global Head of Energy at Acumen Fund, and Global Director of Clean Energy with the Clinton Climate Initiative. She holds engineering degrees in civil and mechanical engineering from Imperial College London and Vanderbilt University and serves on the boards of multiple social enterprises.

Andrew Howell

Andrew is the director of investor influence, leading EDF’s work with the finance community to accelerate the energy transition. He oversees the team's research and insights platform and engages with financial sector players including asset managers, asset owners, and banks. Andrew was previously an Institutional Investor-ranked strategist and research analyst with Citi. He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD, and is a CFA charterholder.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew is the director of energy transition, leading collaboration with investors on methane emission technology, best management practices and disclosure, and manages collaborative projects with leading companies, innovators, and civil society groups. An engineer by training, Andrew has managed teams in the oil and gas sector in Europe and the Middle East. He graduated from Imperial College London and Harvard Business School.

Dr. Karine Kleinhaus

Dr. Karine Kleinhaus is Director of Sustainable Finance, leading research and strategic initiatives to engage the finance sector in accelerating the clean energy transition. She graduated from Princeton University, holds a Master's degree in Marine Biology and Conservation from Stony Brook University, and an M.D. from Tel Aviv University.

Jake Hiller

Jake leads strategic planning, operations, and partnership exploration for the team. A veteran of EDF+Business since 2010, Jake is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale School of Management.

Jenny Mandel

Jenny manages the team's research, guiding the development of publications that translate EDF scientific and policy knowledge into actionable insights for investors. She was previously a reporter with E&E News covering oil and gas, energy infrastructure, biofuels, emerging technologies, and state and federal energy policy. Jenny graduated from Stanford University.

Fiona Liao

Fiona leads work on business strategy for MethaneSAT, spearheading finance and industry engagement in advance of the 2023 launch that will monitor and share data on global methane emissions. Prior to EDF, Fiona held roles at international development nonprofit GiveDirectly and Deloitte Consulting. She graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Business School.

Dominic Watson

Dominic manages corporate and investor engagements on oil and gas energy transition issues to help companies and investors reach ambitious emissions targets, engage meaningfully on public policy, and transparently disclose their performance. Prior to joining EDF, Dominic researched environmental commodity markets for S&P Global Platts. He attended the University of Pennsylvania.

Kristin Lorenzo

Kristin leads EDF's engagement with investors, including asset managers, banks, private equity, and asset owners, to inform their decarbonization strategies and near-term action. She has worked in relationship and product management with asset management firms, and most recently was Head of Investor Relations for a Chilean-based real estate company. Kristin attended Wake Forest University and Babson College, and is a CFA charterholder.

Sean Hackett

Sean manages advocacy activities with critical companies and investors to secure adoption and implementation of state and federal policies to drive down emissions from the oil and gas sector. Prior to EDF, Sean worked on air quality, energy and transportation issues with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He graduated from Fort Lewis College and Gonzaga University School of Law.

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie leads EDF's legal and regulatory efforts to reduce climate-destabilizing emissions and reveal the consequences of climate change across the U.S. economy, with a focus on regulation in the financial and energy sectors. Stephanie is a graduate of St. Olaf College and New York University School of Law.

Clare Staib-Kaufman

Clare generates data-driven research to support our analysis, identifying complex datasets and translating them into engaging analysis and visuals to promote EDF’s work on the energy transition. She graduated from Yale University.

Maximilian Schreck

Maximilian conducts research and analysis to improve financial sector net-zero transition plans. He works with a variety of stakeholders to develop tools that manage climate risks and opportunities, and tracks the evolving landscape of voluntary and regulatory ESG frameworks. He is a graduate of Yale School of the Environment.

Sudhanshu Mathur

Sud develops research, analysis, and thought leadership to support decarbonization in the oil and gas sector. He supports a range of projects, with a particular focus on methane, and works with investors and corporate partners. He graduated from Northeastern University.

Joshua Torres

Joshua Torres engages with asset owners and managers in futureproofing their portfolios from climate and biodiversity risks. His portfolio includes food & agriculture, voluntary carbon markets, industrials, and land transportation. He has a background in finance, tech, and consulting. Josh holds a Master of Science from the Columbia Climate School and a Bachelor's from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Leanna Tang

Leanna conducts research and analysis on carbon markets and carbon credits, interfacing with industry experts to develop actionable insights for engaging the finance sector on natural climate solutions. She graduated from Vassar College and Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

Bridget Killian

Bridget is the program coordinator for EDF+Business. She provides logistical, administrative, and operations support for both these teams and the wider EDF+Business team. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.