Elizabeth V. Sturcken
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.
Masters in Public Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy, Harvard University (1996).
Environmental Consultant for the EPA, through Harvard University, on global climate change (1996); Systems Consultant, Bank of Boston (1993-1994); Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget (1995); Computer Consultant, Alliance Computer Group (1989-1992).
Authored a report analyzing carcinogenic chemical use in the state of Massachusetts; Surfrider Foundation board of directors (1998-2001), President (2000); Founder and former Chair, Surfrider Foundation Massachusetts’ chapter; Board of directors, Environmental League of Massachusetts (1999-2002).
Three new IRA incentives make it cheaper and easier to decarbonize buildings
May 17, 2023
Key insights for business from COP27
November 23, 2022
CEOs, It’s Time To Act: 5 Pathways To Net Zero
February 17, 2022
Company leadership at COP 26, and what’s next in this Decisive Decade
November 17, 2021
Three takeaways from Amazon’s new carbon neutralization plan
September 3, 2021
Why the new $1B LEAF investment in tropical forests matters for business and the planet
April 26, 2021
Three ways to turn net zero plans into progress
February 9, 2021
2020: The year of net zero talk. 2021: The year of action
December 17, 2020
Pathways to Net Zero: A Guide for Business
December 14, 2020
Nine major companies take an ‘open-source’ approach to combat climate change
July 21, 2020