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

3 Keys to make JP Morgan’s climate commitment a success

When JP Morgan, the world’s largest oil and gas financier, commits to achieve a Paris-aligned lending book, you know it’s no ordinary year.

Morgan Stanley’s net zero pledge is a call to action for Wall Street

How Wall Street responds will impact the health of global economy for decades to come.

BP, Shell and investment giants call for Texas zero flaring regulations. Will others follow?

Investor and business leaders are using their voices to call for an end to flaring — exhibit A of a material ESG issue in the energy sector.

Climate, capital and COVID: What’s an energy executive to do?

We’re hearing more oil and gas companies pledging to reinvent themselves for a new, low carbon energy era. Here’s what success will look like.

The low-carbon energy transition: a new chapter

As more companies take on climate commitments and embark on an energy transition, EDF adds two, strategic team members.

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.