Think tank

Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national non-profit organization representing more than 700,000 members. Since 1967, it has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. EDF works to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet, in many areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, EDF's solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. EDF works in concert with other organizations, as well as with business, government and communities, and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others. Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Guided by science, EDF evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair. EDF believes that a sustainable environment will require economic and social systems that are equitable and just.


Contact details

Website: www.edf.org/
Address: 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010, USA
Contact email: www.edf.org/contact

Areas of focus

Where they work:
Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, North America
Operating languages:
English

Organisational details

Business model:
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations:
Independent
Year founded:
1967
Age (years):
Founded by:
Founder(s): Dennis Puleston
Founder gender: Male
Leadership:
Current leader(s): Fred Krupp
Current leader's (or leaders') gender: Male
Staff size (2017):

Organisational performance

Financials:
Turnover in USD (2015):

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Think tank list,Organisation´s website
Boundary Organization (find out more): Yes

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