Business has to take the lead

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Business has to take the lead

About Environmental Defence Fund

Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Environmental Defense Fund has a 20 year track record of success in partnering with business. To maintain its independence and credibility, Environmental Defense Fund accepts no money from corporate partners; generous individuals and foundations fund its work.

About Tom Murray

Thomas Murray is a managing director in the Corporate Partnerships Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization. He directs the work of the Washington, DC Corporate Partnerships team, which develops and implements joint projects with leading companies to create environmental improvements that make business sense. Currently he is leading EDF’s “Green Returns” initiative with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, The Carlyle Group, and other leading private equity firms to measure and improve environmental and business performance. Other partner companies include Citigroup, FedEx, McDonalds, and Walmart. Prior to joining EDF, Mr. Murray was a project manager with Jellinek, Schwartz & Connolly, where he advised companies on environmental, safety, and health compliance, pollution prevention, and legislative and regulatory strategy. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University


Business Sector



▪ Leadership ▪ Business Risks & Opportunities ▪ Sustainability ▪ Government Regulation