Elizabeth Sturcken

Managing Director, Net Zero Value Chains, San Francisco, CA

Area of Expertise: Corporate partnerships and strategy, business and the environment, green supply chain, retail and consumer goods, business strategy to address climate, health and land and water impacts

Elizabeth directs climate impact and net zero acceleration at EDF+Business, the private sector engagement division of Environmental Defense Fund. She has led EDF partnerships with Walmart, UPS, Airbnb, Lyft and FedEx. Elizabeth also leads coalition collaborations with the Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions (BASCS), Transform to Net Zero (TONZ), and works with the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA). Under her leadership, EDF+Business created the first-of-kind Supply Chain Solutions Center and the Pathways to Net Zero report series with pragmatic, actionable tools to cut emissions now, set interim targets and invest in climate technologies for hard-to-abate sectors.

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Time to double down on high-confidence nature investments for climate and resilience

Research finds that tropical and temperate forest conservation and reforestation ‘lead the pack’ in certainty of climate benefits.

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton win shows how to cut emissions with speed and scale

Walmart achieved its Project Gigaton goal to reduce, avoid, or sequester 1 gigaton of emissions from its supply chain six years earlier than expected.

Net Zero Circularity

Pathways to Net Zero: Circular Economy Strategies for Climate Action

A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by narrowing energy and mate

IRA Advanced Manufacturing

Leading companies are using IRA tax credits for clean manufacturing and technology. Are you?

Bottomline: IRA provisions are good for profit and for the planet. They can also help companies make progress towards climate commitments.

Three new IRA incentives make it cheaper and easier to decarbonize buildings

EDF’s new guide, Building Energy Efficiency, outlines three major tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Key insights for business from COP27

Now that COP27 has ended, we’re looking closely at what that progress looks like, and how companies can act.