Ben Ratner

Senior Director, Washington, D.C.

Area of Expertise: Energy transition, oil & gas, methane emissions, sustainable finance

Ben leads the EDF+Business Energy Transition team. In collaboration with the world's leading investors and energy companies, he works to speed and scale global greenhouse gas reductions through a blend of business and policy solutions.

Prior to joining EDF, Ben advised large corporate and government clients as a consultant at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Previously, Ben practiced law at international law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, with a focus on environmental law and regulation. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School where he led the Mock Trial Program, and a magna cum laude graduate of Rice University. Ben holds certificates from the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Ignite program, and the Robert W. Wilson Fellowship at Harvard Business School.

Posts by this author

C.O.B Tuesday – a conversation about ESG

A wide-ranging discussion on energy and investment between EDF's Ben Ratner and Tudor Pickering CEO Maynard Holt.

CalSTRS investor: Access to capital will tighten for oil and gas companies sidestepping climate

Part 2 of 2 on the prospects for ESG and climate investing: a conversation with EDF’s Ben Ratner and CalSTRS' Brian Rice.

A zero flaring policy is long overdue, and investors can help make it reality

The eyesore of the oilfield, flaring natural gas destroys shareholder value and creates... a bright future for continuous methane detection.

CalSTRS says climate is major portfolio threat, companies must walk the walk on net-zero

The first of a two-part Q&A series with CalSTRS examining prospects on ESG and climate investing through the energy transition.

The defining decade for oil and gas in the energy transition

Energy companies will need to step up in four areas. Here’s what to watch for as industry’s defining decade begins.