Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Date Founded



257 PARK AVE S, NEW YORK, NY, 10010, USA

Charitable Causes

Environmental Conservation

Employees (Worldwide)



Other Business & Consulting Services
Alternative Energy
Social Interest

Company Description

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization, which works to forge practical solutions that help nature and people prosper sustainably. It launched the Smart Boat Initiative (SBI) which focuses on leveraging the technological advances and plummeting costs in sensors, artificial intelligence, broadband communication and data analytics to equip and surround fishing vessels of all sizes with digital tools and infrastructure that can increase sustainability, accountability, profitability and transparency in fishing. The company was founded by Arthur P. Cooley, Charles F. Wurster and Dennis Puleston in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Co-Founder & Secretary



Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

General Counsel

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Board of Directors

Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

Co-Founder at CNET Networks, Inc.

Co-Founder & Secretary at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Founder at Medley Partners Management LLC

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BDO USA, LLP is the United States Member Firm of BDO International, a global professional services network. BDO USA, LLP was founded as Seidman and Seidman in New York City in 1910 by three immigrant brothers: Maximillian L. Seidman, Francis E. Seidman, and Jacob S. Seidman.


K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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Dickstein Shapiro is a multi-service law firm with attorneys in offices nationwide, representing clients in diverse businesses and industries. Its areas of practice include corporate law, litigation and dispute resolution, energy, intellectual property, and regulatory affairs. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Scientific Advisor

Director, Science, Technology & Environmental Policy at Princeton University - School of Public and International Affairs


Founder & Chief Executive Officer at GoodGreenHome

Legal Advisor

Partner at Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP


Rare LLC (Virginia) is an American private company located in Arlington, VA, that provides social services.The company says this about itself: A 4-star Charity Navigator-ranked NGO, Rare is a leader in using behavior change to achieve conservation and development goals globally. Rare inspires people to take pride in the natural resources that make their communities unique, while also introducing practical alternatives to environmentally destructive practices. Rare has worked in over 400 communities in 56 countries to deliver community-based solutions based on natural and social science, while leveraging policy and market forces to accelerate positive environmental change. Rare then works to scale that impact to help deliver the same kind of change around the globe.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #155
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #183
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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