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Environmental Defense Fund <ul><li>Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing mo...
EDF/KKR Green Portfolio Project Report Measure Manage Save
Green Portfolio Framework  <ul><li>Establish “Key Environmental Performance Areas” (KEPAs) and metrics  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Key Environmental Performance Areas (KEPAs) Greenhouse Gases Water Priority Chemicals Waste Forest Resources
Green Portfolio and PRIMEDIA Forest resources  [ops & facilities] Waste [ops& facilities] GHGs [distribution & fleet] Wast...
Green Portfolio Pilot Results Description <ul><li>Improved fleet efficiency 4% (gallons/ton of product moved) </li></ul><u...
Timeline <ul><li>Establish KEPAs and metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Launch pilot projects </li></ul>Q3 2008 Q2 2009 Q1 2009 Q4 ...
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Private Equity Industry Sees New Green Opportunities

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Historically, the private equity industry has excelled at improving the financial and operational performance of portfolio companies. Can they also become a leader in promoting sustainable "green" business practices? Here's slides prepared for a Dow Jones webinar discussing strategies that private equity firms are deploying to increase value and profit while also reducing energy and waste at portfolio companies.

Learn more: http://blogs.edf.org/innovation/2009/02/26/private-equity-industry-sees-new-opportunities/

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  1. 1. Environmental Defense Fund <ul><li>Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 500,000 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1967, EDF has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. </li></ul><ul><li>EDF has a 20 year track record of success in partnering with business, including companies like McDonald’s, FedEx, UPS, DuPont and many others. EDF was named the #1 environmental group in a recent Financial Times global study of 850 business-nonprofit partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain its independence and credibility, EDF accepts no money from corporate partners; generous individuals and foundations fund its work. </li></ul><ul><li>www.edf.org </li></ul>
  2. 2. EDF/KKR Green Portfolio Project Report Measure Manage Save
  3. 3. Green Portfolio Framework <ul><li>Establish “Key Environmental Performance Areas” (KEPAs) and metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline current performance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop goals and action plans </li></ul><ul><li>Measure and report </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Environmental Performance Areas (KEPAs) Greenhouse Gases Water Priority Chemicals Waste Forest Resources
  5. 5. Green Portfolio and PRIMEDIA Forest resources [ops & facilities] Waste [ops& facilities] GHGs [distribution & fleet] Waste [end of life] L M H H M L Environmental Impact Business Impact Modified from “The Metrics Navigator,” GEMI. Water [ops & facilities] Priority chemicals [ops & facilities] Illustrative
  6. 6. Green Portfolio Pilot Results Description <ul><li>Improved fleet efficiency 4% (gallons/ton of product moved) </li></ul><ul><li>Saved $8.2 million in fuel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided 22,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (4,400 cars) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved efficiency by 22% (paper use/$revenue) </li></ul><ul><li>Saved $2.9 million in material costs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced 3,000 tons of paper use (40,000 trees) </li></ul>2008 <ul><li>Improved fleet efficiency by 9% (gallons/stop) </li></ul><ul><li>Saved $1.2 million in fuel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided over 3,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (600 cars) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved production efficiency by 16% (lbs waste/unit) </li></ul><ul><li>Saved $4 million in material costs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided 650 tons of solid waste (46 garbage trucks) </li></ul>2008 2008 Company Year
  7. 7. Timeline <ul><li>Establish KEPAs and metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Launch pilot projects </li></ul>Q3 2008 Q2 2009 Q1 2009 Q4 2009 <ul><li>Complete pilot projects </li></ul><ul><li>Begin roll-out to portfolio companies </li></ul><ul><li>One-year progress update </li></ul><ul><li>Complete roll-out </li></ul><ul><li>Publish environmental progress report and post tools </li></ul>
  • jboutelle

    Mar. 3, 2009

Historically, the private equity industry has excelled at improving the financial and operational performance of portfolio companies. Can they also become a leader in promoting sustainable "green" business practices? Here's slides prepared for a Dow Jones webinar discussing strategies that private equity firms are deploying to increase value and profit while also reducing energy and waste at portfolio companies. Learn more: http://blogs.edf.org/innovation/2009/02/26/private-equity-industry-sees-new-opportunities/

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