Gwen Ruta

Climate change is already a pressing issue on the minds of policymakers, but the business community would do well to consider how climate change affects their models and growth plans as well. Jennifer Harris recently spoke with Gwen Ruta of Environmental Defense Fund about the importance of taking environmental issues into account during the due diligence process. Ruta works with EDF's corporate partners to improve the environmental efficiency of their operations. Last year, EDF worked with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and TPG to draw up a plan for cleaning up portfolio company, power provider TXU. EDF is currently working with KKR on its Green Portfolio initiative, a partnership to help the buyout firm improve the environmental performance of its portfolio companies

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