As America goes green, nonprofit EDF has gone mainstream, working closely with corporations like Wal-Mart (No. 2) on environmental initiatives. EDF's board is made up of trustees and action fund members hailing from Wall Street to Silicon Valley who oversee a $110 million budget.
Group on left, from left: Jeanne Donovan Fisher, True Love Productions; Joanne Witty, director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp.; Norman Christensen Jr., professor of ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University; Kirsten Feldman, former managing director, Morgan Stanley; Rod Beckstrom, catalyst, Rod Beckstrom Group; Robert Grady, managing director, Carlyle Group; W. Michael Brown, independent business consultant; Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director, We Act for Environmental Justice; Sam Walton, president, Restoration Works; Frank Loy, former undersecretary of state for global affairs.
Group on right, front row, from left: Arthur Cooley, expedition leader, Lindblad Expeditions; Susan Mandel, community advocate; Fred Krupp, president, Environmental Defense Fund; Jeffrey Williams, president, Jeffrey Williams & Co.; Charles Wurster, professor emeritus of environmental sciences, Marine Sciences Research Center, SUNY at Stony Brook; William Bowes Jr., U.S. Venture Partners; David Yarnold, executive director, Environmental Defense Fund. Middle row : Sarah Liao Sau-tung, former secretary for the environment, transport, and works, Hong Kong SAR government; Thomas Kean, chairman, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Lynn Goldman, MD, professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; N.J. Nicholas Jr., chairman, EDF, investor. back row: Carl Ferenbach, chairman-elect, EDF, managing director, Berkshire Partners; Shelby Bonnie, co-founder, CNET Networks; Arthur Kern, investor; James Benkard, senior counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell; G. Leonard Baker Jr., managing director, Sutter Hill Ventures; Brian Conboy, partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Paul Junger Witt, partner, Witt Thomas Productions; George Montgomery Jr., senior adviser, Seven Hills Group; Sally Bingham, president, Regeneration Project; Douglas Shorenstein, CEO, Shorenstein Properties; David Roux, co-CEO, Silver Lake.