Environmental Defense Fund

EDF
New York City, NY, United States

This organisation may not be a traditional think tank. We have included it in this list as we deem it to be a 'boundary' organisation – in other words, it might have some qualities or characterstics of a 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:
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
57 
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Dennis Puleston
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Fred Krupp (President)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Environmental Defense Fund
 158
United States average
 67
Global average
 124
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
 $20,875,302
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2023)
Environmental Defense Fund
 352,547
United States average
 67,586
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 346,659
Likes (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 348,043
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 211,982
United States average
 48,035
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 203,406
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defense Fund
 195,349
Subscribers (2023)
Environmental Defense Fund
 5,640
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 4,840
Subscribers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 4,230
Followers (2023)
Environmental Defense Fund
 39,000
United States average
 15,945
Global average
 11,195
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 32,097
Followers (2021)
Environmental Defense Fund
 21,589
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defense Fund
 124,184
United States average
 28,583
Global average
 16,662
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
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