EDF Impact 2023

Global Reach
Local Impact

Thank you for working with us this year to stabilize the climate, support people’s health and strengthen the ability of people and nature to thrive.

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Thank you

Your global reach, Your local impact

The consequences of climate change are being felt worldwide. That’s why EDF is ramping up game-changing solutions at a global scale.

And, because big ideas are only as good as their real-world impacts, we also partner with people on the ground — fishers facing dwindling catches, farmers struggling through floods and drought, families breathing polluted air.

This year, your generosity once again powered our efforts to stabilize the climate, support people’s health and strengthen the ability of people and nature to thrive.

You strengthened our global influence

Our experts shared the stage with world leaders and delivered data-driven solutions at COP28, the biggest climate conference of the year, and at ADIPEC, the world’s largest energy conference, in Abu Dhabi. We also participated in the first Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, where the discussions focused on opportunities for climate solutions across the continent.

You expanded our regional impact

Your unwavering support is driving down climate pollution in the four regions responsible for about half of the world’s current emissions: China, Europe, India and the United States.

In China, we continued to advise the government on its national carbon market, the largest in the world. In Europe, we are paving the way for new regulations on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.

In India, EDF experts worked with farmers, researchers and companies — including with the world’s largest milk producer — to improve farmers’ incomes, increase yields and reduce emissions from agriculture and livestock.

And in the U.S., we are working to ensure that the climate and clean-energy investments made in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act are well-spent to help cut America’s climate pollution in half from 2005 levels by 2030.

You advanced our community work

We’re proud to say that the Frontline Resource Institute, which EDF helps support, has completed its first grant cycle, distributing more than $1 million to 13 groups taking action for environmental justice. And this year we launched the Climate Vulnerability Index, which pinpoints the challenges that U.S. communities face due to climate change and shows where resources are most urgently needed.

For your role in enabling this vital work and more, we thank you.

Amanda Leland signature Amanda LelandExecutive Director
Fred Krupp signature Fred KruppPresident
Mark Heising signature Mark HeisingChair, Board of Trustees

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EDF Vision 2030

EDF Leadership Team

  • Fred Krupp
  • Amanda Leland
    Executive Director 
  • Catherine Nardone
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer 
  • Gwen Ruta
    Senior Advisor
  • Sean Cook
    Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer  
  • Angela Churie Kallhauge
    Executive Vice President, Impact
  • Pete Harrison
    Executive Vice President, Regions
  • Tom Murray
    Executive Vice President, Solutions
  • Joe Bonfiglio
    Executive Director, US Region
  • Lea Borkenhagen
    Senior Vice President, EDF+Business 
  • Margot Brown
    Senior Vice President, Justice and Equity
  • Mark Brownstein
    Senior Vice President, Energy Transition 
  • Elizabeth Gore
    Senior Vice President, Political Affairs 
  • Steven Hamburg
    Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist 
  • Suzi Kerr
    Senior Vice President, Chief Economist
  • Qin Hu
    Chief Representative, China 
  • Amy Middleton
    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Lou Mkanganwi
    Senior Vice President, Chief Finance & Technology Officer
  • Rory Muhammad
    Chief Diversity Officer
  • Hisham Mundol
    Chief Advisor, India
  • Mandy Rambharos
    Vice President, Global Climate Cooperation
  • Eric Schwaab
    Senior Vice President, People and Nature 
  • Helen Spence-Jackson
    Executive Director, Europe
  • Tokë Vandervoort
    Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
  • Sarah Vogel
    Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities


  • Mark W. Heising
    Managing Director, Medley Partners; Vice Chair, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Matt Cohler
    Vice Chair
    General Partner, Benchmark
  • Katherine Lorenz
    Vice Chair
    President, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  • Peggy M. Shepard
    Vice Chair
    Co-founder and Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)


  • G. Leonard Baker, Jr.
    Limited Partner, Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Joshua Bekenstein
    Managing Director, Bain Capital 
  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD
    Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Michael D. Bills
    Founder and CIO, Bluestem Asset Management
  • Shelby W. Bonnie
    Co-founder, CNET Networks
  • Christopher A. Cole
    Chairman, Ardea Partners, LLC
  • Christopher Costello
    Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Bren School UCSB
    Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Rachel Crane
    Former Space, Science and Innovations Correspondent, CNN
    Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Leslie Dach
    Strategic Consultant
  • Ruth DeFries, Ph.D.
    Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
  • Susan Ford Dorsey
    President, Sand Hill Foundation
  • Stanley Druckenmiller
  • Nikki Eslami
    Founder & CEO, New Theory Ventures;
    Founder & CEO, Wild Elements
  • Kirsten J. Feldman
    Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley;
    Chair, Steep Rock Association
  • Carl Ferenbach
    Chairman, High Meadows Foundation
  • Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
    Pediatrician; Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
    Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
  • Alice Hill
    David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Coddy Johnson
    Partner, Goodwater Capital
  • The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
    Former Governor of New Jersey;
    Chairman, THK Consulting
  • Lisa Keith
    Development Consultant
  • Richard J. Lazarus
    Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University
  • Abby Leigh
  • Frank Loy
    Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
  • Secretary Ray Mabus
    Former Secretary of the Navy
  • Susan Mandel
    ZOOM Foundation
  • Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.
    Chancellor and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Kathryn Murdoch
    President, Quadrivium Foundation
  • Susan Oberndorf
    President, Susan and William Oberndorf Foundation
  • Kenneth Olden, Ph.D.
    Former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health;
    Former Director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Stephen W. Pacala, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Princeton University
  • Bruce V. Rauner
    Former Governor, State of Illinois
    Former Chairman, GTCR 
  • Spencer Robertson
  • Virginia Sall
    Co-founder, Sall Family Foundation
  • Lise Strickler
    Three Cairns Group
  • David S. Vogel
    CEO & Chief Scientist, Voloridge Investment Management 

Honorary trustees

  • Gene E. Likens, Ph.D.
  • N. J. Nicholas, Jr.
  • George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.
    Founding trustee

EDF advisory trustees

  • Nancy Alderman
  • Karen M. Barnes
  • Rod Beckstrom
  • Wendy Benchley
  • Sally Bingham
  • W. Michael Brown
  • Keith Campbell
  • Tom Castro
  • Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Ph.D.
  • David G. Crane
  • John S. Curry, J.D.
  • Ann Doerr
  • Christopher J. Elliman
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • Jane Geniesse
  • Hannelore Grantham
  • Jeremy Grantham
  • Pricey Taylor Harrison
  • Griff Harsh
  • Norbert S. Hill, Jr.
  • Freeborn G. Jewett, Jr.
  • The Honorable Ricardo Lagos, Ph.D.
  • Dani Lambert
  • Dr. Sarah Liao Sau-tung, Ph.D.
  • Gretchen Long
  • Jane Lubchenco
  • Susan Manilow
  • Harold A. Mooney, Ph.D.
  • Robert W. Musser
  • David O’Connor
  • Signe Ostby
  • Robert M. Perkowitz
  • Lewis S. Ranieri
  • E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
  • Adele Simmons
  • Farwell Smith
  • W. Richard West, Jr.
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Blaikie Worth
  • Xue Lan
  • Joy B. Zedler, Ph.D.

EDF UK board

  • Carl Ferenbach
    Chairman, High Meadows Foundation
  • Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
    Regional Economy Adviser, EMEA, Goldman Sachs International
  • Ravi Gurumurthy
    Chief Executive Officer, Nesta
  • Connie Hedegaard
    Chair of KR Foundation
  • Mark W. Heising
    Managing Director, Medley Partners; Vice Chair, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Roland Kupers
    Author and Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam
  • Andrea Monge
    Chief Executive Officer, Rebold
  • Hannah Wanjie Ryder
    Chief Executive Officer, Development Reimagined
  • Jens Ulltveit-Moe
    Founder & CEO, Umoe
  • Lance West
    Private Investor

EDF Europe board

  • Carl Ferenbach
    Chairman, High Meadows Foundation
  • Connie Hedegaard
    Chair of KR Foundation
  • Mark W. Heising
    Managing Director, Medley Partners; Vice Chair, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Roland Kupers
    Author and Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam
  • Andrea Monge
    Chief Executive Officer, Rebold
  • Hannah Wanjie Ryder
    Chief Executive Officer, Development Reimagined
  • Jens Ulltveit-Moe
    Founder & CEO, Umoe Group

North Carolina advisory board

  • Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D.
    Professor Emerita, Biology and Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia
  • Ethan Blumenthal
    Chairman and CEO, Good Solar
  • Thomas F. Darden, II, JD, MRP
    CEO, Cherokee Investment Partners
  • Shana Fulton
    Attorney at Brooks Pierce
  • Kathryn Heath, Ph.D.
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
  • Olivia B. Holding
    President, EF Properties, Inc.; President, Ella Ann L. & Frank B. Holding Foundation
  • David M. Jones, DVM
    Former Director, North Carolina Zoological Park
  • Frank E. Navarro
    Managing Principal, Navarro Lowrey, Inc.
  • Tom Okel
    Director, Barings Capital Investment Corporation
  • Shannon O’Shea
    Director of Operations, Thread Capital
  • Jane Preyer
    Former Director, NC EDF Office
  • Sagar Sane
    Director at High Lantern Group
  • Elizabeth Sasser
    Lecturer, University of North Carolina

Texas Advisory Board

  • Marilu Hastings
    Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
  • John S. Broude
    Attorney, Broude, Smith & Jennings, PC
  • Robert D. Bullard
    Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
  • Jeffrey Fearon, MD
    Physician, Craniofacial Center, Medical City Dallas
  • Rick Fine
    Partner, Brusniak Turner Fine, LLP
  • Catherine Flowers
    Principal Consultant, TCF Professional Services
  • John C. Kerr
    Senior Advisor & Partner, Moorman Kerr Interests & Seeker Partners
  • David C. Lake
    Architect, Lake/Flato Architects
  • Lila Luce, Ph.D.
  • Melissa Miller
    Co-Chair, CleanTX
  • Gilberto Ocañas
    Senior Advisor, Ocañas Group
  • Susan Reese
    Attorney, Madison Partners, LLC
  • David Todd
    Attorney, Chiltepin Charitable Fund
  • Pablo Valdez
    Straughan Environmental Program Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center Environmental Program
  • Sue Wagley
    Community Volunteer, The Partnership Foundation
  • Mary Wallace
    Community Volunteer
  • Anne Elizabeth Wynn
    Writer and President, AeLK Foundation

Digital Advisory Council

  • Michael Bassik
    CEO, Optimal
  • Eric Berry
    Co-Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Bedford Bridge
  • Ginger Conlon
    Thought Leadership Director, Genesys 
  • Weston Gaddy
    Partner, Radian Capital
  • Christian Kugel
    SVP, Global Head of Insights, R/GA
  • Mary Gail Pezzimenti
    Head of Creative, Washington Post Creative Group
  • James Slezak
    CEO and Co-Founder, Swayable

Economics advisory council

  • Spencer Banzhaf
    North Carolina State University
  • Jing Cao
    Tsinghua University
  • Danae Hernandez-Cortes
    Arizona State University
  • Nada Eissa
    Georgetown University
  • Meredith Fowlie
    UC Berkeley
  • Rashid Hassan
    University of Pretoria
  • Catherine L. Kling
    Cornell University
  • Michael Livermore
    University of Virginia
  • Lala Ma
    University of Kentucky
  • E. Somanathan
    Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
  • Maria Alejandra Velez
    Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Senior economic advisors

  • Dallas Burtraw
  • Frank Convery
  • Chris Costello
  • Maureen Cropper
  • Janet Currie
  • Carolyn Fisher
  • Michael Hanneman
  • Geoffrey Heal
  • Paul Joskow
  • Bob Litterman
  • Juan-Pablo Montero
  • Richard Revesz
  • Thomas Sterner

National council

  • Barbara Bowman
  • Brook H. Byers
  • Douglas Campbell, Jr.
  • Howell Ferguson
  • Tim Gomes
  • Alison Holtzschue
  • Al Jubitz
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Roger Liddell
  • George A. Miller
  • Gilman Ordway
  • George D. Phipps
  • Samuel Reeves
  • John Sall
  • Roger W. Sant
  • Lynn Stern