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Fellows from EDF Climate Corps Enhance CD&R’s Sustainability Initiatives

Fellows from the EDF Climate Corps enhance CD&R’s sustainability initiatives! Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has launched an important partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Core program. The purpose of this collaboration is to enhance sustainability efforts at CD&R and its portfolio companies by deploying the three Climate Teams during the summer months. Carefully selected and trained by EDF, these associates will lead sustainability initiatives that promise to drive environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.

A broad range of projects undertaken by the partners includes a wide range of projects essential to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving overall sustainable operations This partner includes energy comprehensive assessment of over 200 applications, strategies for monitoring GHG emissions 3 and comprehensive pilot studies aimed at increasing operational efficiencies In a positive manner to impose Among specific CD&R portfolio companies: Jessica Koh at CD&R itself, Onedika Mabelu at BrandSafeway, and Daniel Yahya at Cornerstone Building Brands.

With more than 15 years of experience EDF’s Climate Core program has been instrumental in empowering community-based organizations to achieve sustainability goals The program employs experienced graduate students and recipient institutions them together, enabling the development and implementation of innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions and enhance s, supplier involvement in sustainable practices.

Windy Banga, CD&R’s Sustainability Council and Chair, highlighted the program’s ability to deliver value through improved environmental practices in its portfolio companies. She emphasized that CD&R aims to use the program to accelerate sustainability efforts and provide a platform for talented students to contribute meaningfully to real-world projects with them desires meet.

Mali’o Kodis, project manager of EDF Climate Special, emphasized the critical role of private capital in the global energy transition. The involvement of EDF Climate Group colleagues in CD&R and its subsidiaries is seen as an important step in advancing sustainability initiatives, with Jessica, Onedika and Daniel bringing their expertise and their commitment to change the results of the projects.

Founded in 1978, CD&R is known for building strong, sustainable businesses through investment and business strategy. The corporate approach emphasizes long-term value creation through collaboration with portfolio corporate management teams in industries such as technology, healthcare, consumer, technology, and financial services. CD&R operates offices in New York and London and is privately owned by its partners.

Since its launch in 2008, the EDF Climate Core program has significantly contributed to corporate sustainability efforts worldwide. After more than a decade in operation, the program has more than 1,700 employees in partnership with more than 650 companies and organizations in the U.S., China, and India.

CD&R’s EDF Special Climate Program participation underscores its commitment to sustainability and responsible consumer goods. By leveraging the expertise of EDF Climate Core fellows, CD&R and its portfolio companies are poised to make significant strides towards sustainable development, providing a model for impactful change across all sectors of the economy and beyond.

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