Corporate Responsibility

Aligning with a
Better World

UN Sustainable Development Goals

BEF proudly supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which create a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

Through our innovative programs, we are helping our partners achieve measurable and positive outcomes to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our air and water.

Contact us to discover how your investment with BEF helps create a better world.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures. Providing education for an equitable clean energy transition.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures. Providing equitable access to family wage, wealth-building careers in energy and technology.

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

BEF Watersheds Providing hygiene access to people experiencing houselessness.

Business for Water Stewardship Facilitating partnerships between NGOs and companies to address water access challenges in their communities.

BEF WRCs Providing products that restores freshwater ecosystems, including wetlands, rivers, meadows, aquifers or lakes.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

BEF Renewables  Advancing creative solutions that deploy renewable energy at scale.

CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures. Amplifying local STEM leadership to engage all students in clean energy opportunities including traditionally excluded communities.

BEF RECs  Providing a product for those that cannot directly purchase renewable energy.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures. Transforming education by developing wealth-building skills for the next generation to lead an equitable, clean energy transition.

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

BEF Renewables  Pairing the 1st fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles supplied by the U.S.’s 1st renewable hydrogen production facility creates renewable and resilient energy infrastructure.

Business for Water Stewardship  Catalyzing projects that upgrade and modernize agricultural and urban water infrastructure benefits people, the economy and nature.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

BEF Renewables  Reducing lifetime energy costs for lower income households, increasing access to community scale solar energy, electrifying transportation, and scaling the renewable hydrogen market.

BEF Watersheds Leading work on adaptive management of native species and plantings that impact cities in a changing climate.

Business for Water Stewardship Supporting green infrastructure to mitigate stormwater impacts, provide access to green spaces, improve access to public transit, biking, and walking.

BEF RECs, Carbon Offsets and WRCs Buildings alone generate ~40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions and these products help building managers achieve LEED certification.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Change the Course  Helping companies and their customers be good water stewards.

Promise the Pod  Restoring health to waterways that feed into the Pacific Ocean to support healthy fish, wildlife, people, and business.

BEF RECs, Carbon Offsets and WRCs  Helping companies achieve Climate Neutral and other sustainability certifications, providing climate-friendly product options.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

BEF Renewables  Breaking down barriers to rapidly transition to a renewable energy future for all.

BEF Watersheds  Championing an integrated, community-based whole watershed approach to overcome barriers to restoring freshwater ecosystems.

Business for Water Stewardship  Leading a movement to transform how we collectively value, use and manage water.

CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures. Unlocking an equitable and brighter clean energy future through education to fuel greater economic opportunities and healthier communities for all.

BEF RECs, Carbon Offsets and WRCs  Offering products that help make the transition to a net zero world.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Promise the Pod  Catalyzing projects that improve rivers maintains healthy ocean fish populations, translating to healthier food for people and wildlife.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

BEF Watersheds  Supporting actions that promote resilient plant communities for decades to come and reconnecting floodplains to increase resiliency to frequent droughts and floods.

Business for Water Stewardship  Demonstrating a wide array of interventions to improve the health of rivers, aquifers, meadows, lakes and wetlands.

BEF Carbon Offsets and WRCs  Supporting forestry and meadow restoration projects with multiple co-benefits.