Think tank

Environmental Defense Fund

EDF

New York City, NY, United States

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:
http://www.edf.org/

Address:
257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, North America
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1967
Age (years)
Environmental Defense Fund
 56
United States average
 40
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Dennis Puleston
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Fred Krupp (President)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Fred Krupp (President)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Environmental Defense Fund
 158
United States average
 67
Global average
 122
2017
Environmental Defense Fund
 247
% Female staff
2019
Environmental Defense Fund
 53%
United States average
 46%
Global average
 43%

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Environmental Defense Fund
 $234,151,299
United States average
 $21,230,658
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 346,659
United States average
 88,216
Global average
 32,624
Likes (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 348,043
Likes (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 348,193
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 211,982
United States average
 48,793
Global average
 19,187
Followers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 203,406
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 195,349
Subscribers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 4,840
United States average
 16,496
Global average
 5,592
Subscribers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 4,230
Subscribers (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 3,047
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 32,097
United States average
 20,435
Global average
 14,557
Followers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 21,589
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 8,177
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 124,184
United States average
 28,834
Global average
 16,270
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 49,024

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
Notes: They do not frame themselves as a think tank but do fulfill some of the typical functions of a think tank : some research, advocacy and working with government and other sectors. No genera email address found on website, but topic-specific contacts can be found here: https://www.edf.org/media
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