CGGC's relationship with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) began in 2008 with a series of reports with EDF's Corporate Partnership program. This was followed by the Manufacturing Climate Solutions report series, several reports on clean transportation and infrastructure, and a series that looked at the economic impact and environmental improvements of potential restoration projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast. The unifying theme of our work with EDF has been to use the value chain framework to study environmental issues; specifically to identify points of leverage and technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of firms in diverse industries while also creating opportunities to generate U.S. employment.