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Environmental Defense Fund

We think differently about how to solve environmental problems, working across disciplines and with diverse groups of people. See how we work.

What we do


Policy resources

We take a nonpartisan approach to smart policy, supplying analysis and advice to decision-makers on key issues.

Key areas

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EDF + Business

Over 25 years ago we launched our first partnership with McDonald's. Since then, we've built a track record engaging top companies to:

  • Drive environmental innovation
  • Green their supply chains
  • Unlock capital flows
  • Advocate for policy change

See resources for companies, read more on our partnership approach, and view our history of working with business.

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EDF consistently earns top charity ratings.

2013 EDF Annual Report

EDF does constructive, thoughtful, hard work, and that gains respect — and results.

George P. Shultz
Former U.S. Secretary of State

More in the 2013 annual report »