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Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp has guided EDF for three decades, overseeing its growth from a small nonprofit to one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations, with an annual budget of more than $250 million and 1000 employees across the globe.

In 2018 Krupp appeared on the TED stage to announce plans to launch MethaneSAT, a satellite that will measure and map planet-warming methane emissions from the oil and gas industry worldwide.

Krupp has pioneered innovative approaches to harnessing the power of the marketplace to protect the environment and has led EDF’s groundbreaking corporate partnerships. Most recently, he helped GM develop its plan to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

He was educated at Yale, where he serves on the board of trustees, and at the University of Michigan Law School. He is a recipient of the 2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award from the Center for Environmental Policy at American University. Krupp is co-author of the NYT bestseller Earth: The Sequel – The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming.

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