ESG By EDF: Actionable Insights for a Decarbonizing World

ESG By EDF is an 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. ESG By EDF leverages EDF’s world-leading expertise in climate science, 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



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


Financial Services

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


Decarbonization Pathways


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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.

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 ESG By EDF 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.

Michael Panfil

Michael is the senior director and lead counsel for climate risk and clean power, leading EDF's development and implementation of climate risk management and resilience strategy. Michael is a graduate of College of Wooster and Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Jake Hiller

Jake leads strategic planning, operations, and partnership exploration for EDF’s Investor Influence 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 ESG By EDF investor 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.

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.

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.

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 ESG By EDF products, 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.

Deanna Coleman

Deanna Coleman analyzes transportation issues through an ESG lens, working with industry experts to develop data-driven insights to accelerate decarbonization in this high-emissions sector. She is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

Elizabeth Arenz

Elizabeth engages the financial sector on net zero emissions goals, with a focus on private equity. She previously worked as a private equity investment professional and in investment banking across CPG manufacturing, air pollution control, business services, and technology. Elizabeth graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School.

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.

Shruti Chowdhary

Shruti leads and manages marketing and communications for ESG by EDF, and facilitates partnerships with the private sector and civil society in the financial industry and net-zero transition. She graduated from Louisiana State University.

Tori Yauch

Tori is the financial analyst for the Investor and Energy Transition teams within EDF+Business. She provides report creation, budget tracking, fund management, contract support, and serves as liaison between the program and operations staff. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and Virginia Tech.

Bridget Killian

Bridget is the program coordinator for the Investor Influence and Energy Transition teams within 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.