EDF's Elizabeth Sturcken and FedEx's James Steffen at FedEx facility, 2005
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EDF’s Elizabeth Sturcken and FedEx Chief Engineer James Steffen working together in 2005 to put more commercial hybrid trucks on the road, one of many business partnerships we’ve formed since the 1990s.


We pioneered environmental-corporate partnerships almost 30 years ago, and our list of unlikely partners has only grown since then.

It takes all kinds of allies to solve the toughest environmental problems — universities, community groups and even energy companies working to cut pollution. By not accepting funding from corporate partners, we’re able to help them raise the bar for climate leadership and meet their sustainability goals.