Reimagining business for a sustainable future
Why business engagement matters: We can power the future with clean energy, create safer household products and feed the world without warming the planet. But to get there, we need big solutions. Businesses that value sustainability can bring high-impact environmental solutions to scale — fast.
Our game-changing work: McDonald’s stopped selling burgers in foam packaging because of a groundbreaking partnership with EDF over 30 years ago. Since then, we’ve helped top companies around the world — like Danone, FedEx, GE and Sephora — find win-win solutions for people, profits and the planet.
How we supercharge corporate sustainability
For more than 30 years, EDF has brought cutting-edge science, policy and economic expertise to leading companies, driving game-changing solutions in these areas:
Business energy transitionA clean, modern energy system is good for business and the environment. EDF’s experts work globally to drive a clean-energy future, catalyzing change in sectors that range from transportation to sustainable supply chains.
Sustainable financeBy accelerating a climate-focused transformation within the financial sector, we will spur the corporate climate leadership necessary to set the world on a trajectory to net zero emissions.
Next-gen climate careersEDF’s Climate Corps fellowship pairs top graduate students with companies and public institutions to meet climate and energy goals in China, India and the U.S. And our Degrees podcast features real talk about planet-saving careers.
Climate policy leadershipAdvocating for smart climate policy is the single most powerful thing companies can do to help fight climate change.
Net zero value chainsWhile many of the world’s largest companies have set some targets for decarbonizing, there’s a gap between ambition and action. We help companies turn climate pledges into progress with hands-on partnerships, practical trainings and resources.
Corporate climate innovationWe work to speed up the adoption of new climate solutions within businesses, while enabling innovators to quickly understand the market for scaling up environmental innovations.
Our game-changing partnership with McDonald's cut over 300 million pounds of packaging over a decade, eliminating foam clamshells.
With EDF’s guidance, Walmart is committed to removing a gigaton of emissions — one billion tons — from its global supply chain by 2030.
EDF and FedEx teamed up to develop the company's first hybrid fleet. Today, FedEx is committed to all zero-emission delivery vehicles by 2040.
Our work with global investment firm KKR catalyzed a first-of-its-kind initiative to manage and improve environmental performance across the firm's portfolio.
Our clean beauty partnership with Sephora aims to bring safer products to consumers by advancing the removal of toxic ingredients.
Global dairy company Danone has pledged to work with farmers to cut methane emissions from its fresh milk supply chain 30% by 2030, in collaboration with EDF.
Work with us
Our corporate partners understand that a thriving economy depends on a thriving environment. EDF’s team of scientists, strategists, economists and policy experts help transform sustainable business practices into a competitive advantage — and a lasting legacy.
New Version of Understanding Packaging Scorecard Helps Food Companies Purchase Safer, Sustainable Food PackagingPress release,
National Oil Companies’ Oversized and Overlooked Methane Emissions, How Finance and Industry Must Help NowBlog post,
New Updates to Understanding Packaging Scorecard Spur a Safer & More Sustainable Foodservice IndustryBlog post,
Activating National Oil Companies for Climate Progress: Financial Strategies to Cut Methane PollutionBlog post,