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The Duke GVC Center’s relationship with Environmental Defense Fund started with a series of four reports under EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program (2008-2009). These reports analyze the structure and dynamics of four industries (beef and dairy, hog farming, California crops, and real estate) with the objective of identifying lead firms in each chain that could serve as leverage points for adopting environmental best practices. Two more reports within the Corporate Partnership Program on “China Hotspots” (2010) analyzed the development, diffusion, and adoption of two clean technologies in the United States (high-efficiency motors and industrial powder coatings), to identify the actors and factors needed to facilitate their adoption in other countries, particularly China. The reports describe the major advances for each technology, how the industry is organized, and the role of regulations and industry associations in promoting each technology.

U.S. Adoption of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives: Lessons Learned

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The Development and Diffusion of Powder Coatings in the United States and Europe: A Historical and Value Chain Perspective

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An Analysis of the U.S. Real Estate Value Chain with Environmental Metrics

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A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Pork Industry

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A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Beef & Dairy Industries

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A Value Chain Analysis of Selected California Crops

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