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Environmental Defense Fund
More than   350   staff across the country 25   work in the  Corporate Partnerships   program
EDF Innovation Exchange   Facilitate rapid and widespread adoption of environmental innovation in business
What’s Our Next Big Thing?
20 years ago…
 
…  the [McDonalds] alliance  with the Environmental Defense Fund was promptly written off by other environmental activists...
It's like saying I'm going to join a task force with the Mafia…   Dr. Samuel Epstein I think it's really selling out. Lois...
The fact of the matter is that to move America, you have to move Corporate America   Fred Krupp ,1990
 
Starting today, one of the world’s largest private equity firms – The Carlyle Group – will look for opportunities to impro...
Walmart Announces Goal to Eliminate 20 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Supply Chain EDF Innova...
Its Not Just Us <ul><li>DOE, Interior, and Army Corps of Engineers to Cooperate on Hydropower </li></ul><ul><li>Chevron la...
<ul><li>75% of firms view sustainability as consistent with their profit mission and are engaging in activities (up from 5...
Partnerships Bloom <ul><li>EPA Climate Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Green Power Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Star...
Last heresy: Environmental activists  can’t work with business
New heresy: Business can’t work with business
 
Image of the Internet
Building on the Stack TCP/IP (Software) Ethernet (Computers) HTTP/The Web (Documents) Creative Commons (Knowledge & Cultur...
 
Examples <ul><li>Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Pharma shares failures – can we? </li></ul><ul><li>IP – greenxchange </li></ul><u...
What would this look like?
LINUX
 
GreenXchange
 
 
Where to look? <ul><li>Shipping & logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Performance data sha...
Dave Witzel [email_address] http://blogs.edf.org/innovation
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20 Years of Partnerships. What's Next?

  1. 1. Environmental Defense Fund
  2. 2. More than 350 staff across the country 25 work in the Corporate Partnerships program
  3. 3. EDF Innovation Exchange Facilitate rapid and widespread adoption of environmental innovation in business
  4. 4. What’s Our Next Big Thing?
  5. 5. 20 years ago…
  6. 7. … the [McDonalds] alliance  with the Environmental Defense Fund was promptly written off by other environmental activists, who said the EDF has watered down its stands in the last decade to please big business and the federal government.
  7. 8. It's like saying I'm going to join a task force with the Mafia… Dr. Samuel Epstein I think it's really selling out. Lois Gibbs
  8. 9. The fact of the matter is that to move America, you have to move Corporate America Fred Krupp ,1990
  9. 11. Starting today, one of the world’s largest private equity firms – The Carlyle Group – will look for opportunities to improve operations and create value through environmental innovation during the assessment of potential acquisitions.  EDF Innovation Exchange March 18, 2010
  10. 12. Walmart Announces Goal to Eliminate 20 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Supply Chain EDF Innovation Exchange February 25, 2010
  11. 13. Its Not Just Us <ul><li>DOE, Interior, and Army Corps of Engineers to Cooperate on Hydropower </li></ul><ul><li>Chevron launched a multi-million dollar project to test cutting-edge solar technology </li></ul><ul><li>UPS has deployed a “Smart Pickup” system expected to cut 8 million miles of travel and reduce fuel usage … </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco’s water conservation techniques have reduced water consumption by 10 percent </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>75% of firms view sustainability as consistent with their profit mission and are engaging in activities (up from 58% in 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Greening of Corporate America McGraw Hill, 2009 </li></ul>
  13. 15. Partnerships Bloom <ul><li>EPA Climate Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Green Power Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Star </li></ul><ul><li>DoE’s Commercial Building Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation International </li></ul><ul><li>World Wildlife Fund </li></ul><ul><li>National Wildlife Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Global Reporting Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Disclosure Project </li></ul><ul><li>CERES </li></ul><ul><li>Global Footprint Network </li></ul><ul><li>CarbonFree Partners </li></ul><ul><li>GEMI </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  14. 16. Last heresy: Environmental activists can’t work with business
  15. 17. New heresy: Business can’t work with business
  16. 19. Image of the Internet
  17. 20. Building on the Stack TCP/IP (Software) Ethernet (Computers) HTTP/The Web (Documents) Creative Commons (Knowledge & Culture) Sustainable Business Infrastructure (Data & Algorithms)
  18. 22. Examples <ul><li>Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Pharma shares failures – can we? </li></ul><ul><li>IP – greenxchange </li></ul><ul><li>Data exchange – open data principles </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual infrastructure – Earthster </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul>
  19. 23. What would this look like?
  20. 24. LINUX
  21. 26. GreenXchange
  22. 29. Where to look? <ul><li>Shipping & logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Performance data sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Training materials & curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Energy systems </li></ul><ul><li>Investment funds </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  23. 30. Dave Witzel [email_address] http://blogs.edf.org/innovation

Thought-piece around what are big opportunities for accelerating green innovation in business building on EDF's 20 years of business/NGO partnerships.

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