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Private Equity Industry Sees New Green Opportunities

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Business & Mgmt

Published on February 25, 2009

Author: edf_innovex

Source: slideshare.net

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Historically, the private equity industry has excelled at improving the financial and operational performance of portfolio companies. Can they also become a leader in promoting sustainable "green" business practices? Here's slides prepared for a Dow Jones webinar discussing strategies that private equity firms are deploying to increase value and profit while also reducing energy and waste at portfolio companies.

Learn more: http://blogs.edf.org/innovation/2009/02/26/private-equity-industry-sees-new-opportunities/
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Environmental Defense Fund Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 500,000 members. Since 1967, EDF has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. EDF has a 20 year track record of success in partnering with business, including companies like McDonald’s, FedEx, UPS, DuPont and many others. EDF was named the #1 environmental group in a recent Financial Times global study of 850 business-nonprofit partnerships. To maintain its independence and credibility, EDF accepts no money from corporate partners; generous individuals and foundations fund its work. www.edf.org

Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 500,000 members.

Since 1967, EDF has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.

EDF has a 20 year track record of success in partnering with business, including companies like McDonald’s, FedEx, UPS, DuPont and many others. EDF was named the #1 environmental group in a recent Financial Times global study of 850 business-nonprofit partnerships.

To maintain its independence and credibility, EDF accepts no money from corporate partners; generous individuals and foundations fund its work.

www.edf.org

EDF/KKR Green Portfolio Project Report Measure Manage Save

Green Portfolio Framework Establish “Key Environmental Performance Areas” (KEPAs) and metrics Baseline current performance Develop goals and action plans Measure and report

Establish “Key Environmental Performance Areas” (KEPAs) and metrics

Baseline current performance

Develop goals and action plans

Measure and report

Key Environmental Performance Areas (KEPAs) Greenhouse Gases Water Priority Chemicals Waste Forest Resources

Green Portfolio and PRIMEDIA Forest resources [ops & facilities] Waste [ops& facilities] GHGs [distribution & fleet] Waste [end of life] L M H H M L Environmental Impact Business Impact Modified from “The Metrics Navigator,” GEMI. Water [ops & facilities] Priority chemicals [ops & facilities] Illustrative

Green Portfolio Pilot Results Description Improved fleet efficiency 4% (gallons/ton of product moved) Saved $8.2 million in fuel costs Avoided 22,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (4,400 cars) Improved efficiency by 22% (paper use/$revenue) Saved $2.9 million in material costs Reduced 3,000 tons of paper use (40,000 trees) 2008 Improved fleet efficiency by 9% (gallons/stop) Saved $1.2 million in fuel costs Avoided over 3,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (600 cars) Improved production efficiency by 16% (lbs waste/unit) Saved $4 million in material costs Avoided 650 tons of solid waste (46 garbage trucks) 2008 2008 Company Year

Improved fleet efficiency 4% (gallons/ton of product moved)

Saved $8.2 million in fuel costs

Avoided 22,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (4,400 cars)

Improved efficiency by 22% (paper use/$revenue)

Saved $2.9 million in material costs

Reduced 3,000 tons of paper use (40,000 trees)

Improved fleet efficiency by 9% (gallons/stop)

Saved $1.2 million in fuel costs

Avoided over 3,000 metric tons/yr of CO2 emissions (600 cars)

Improved production efficiency by 16% (lbs waste/unit)

Saved $4 million in material costs

Avoided 650 tons of solid waste (46 garbage trucks)

Timeline Establish KEPAs and metrics Launch pilot projects Q3 2008 Q2 2009 Q1 2009 Q4 2009 Complete pilot projects Begin roll-out to portfolio companies One-year progress update Complete roll-out Publish environmental progress report and post tools

Establish KEPAs and metrics

Launch pilot projects

Complete pilot projects

Begin roll-out to portfolio companies

One-year progress update

Complete roll-out

Publish environmental progress report and post tools

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