Elizabeth Sturcken

Managing Director, 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, United Airlines, 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.

Posts by this author

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.

CEOs, It’s Time To Act: 5 Pathways To Net Zero

Here’s what companies need to know: regardless of industry or sector, there are five pathways for climate leadership.

Company leadership at COP 26, and what’s next in this Decisive Decade

A new report from EDF and Deloitte offers step-by-step insight for companies on turning net zero pledges into action.

Three takeaways from Amazon’s new carbon neutralization plan

Amazon’s new carbon neutralization paper provides clarity and perspective on what’s needed to reduce emissions fast and at scale.

Why the new $1B LEAF investment in tropical forests matters for business and the planet

The LEAF coalition is driving progress at the speed and scale that the climate crisis demands by investing to protect tropical forests.

Three ways to turn net zero plans into progress

Executives are increasingly embracing net zero by 2050 and turning these pledges into progress.