Scott Tew

VP, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane

Scott Tew serves as vice-president of sustainability and co-founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies (CEES) and is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives aimed at transitioning to more efficient and climate-friendly solutions and minimizing resource use within company facilities.

In addition, Tew serves as a thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts and a value-stream approach to sustainability. His recent efforts have led to the development of world-class initiatives, including introduction of the company’s comprehensive 2030 targets, the creation of the EcoWiseTM portfolio, launch of the largest customer-facing corporate commitment to combat climate change with the Gigaton Challenge; and as a pioneer in integrated reporting. Most recently, the company received the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for Sustainable Development, obtained a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index and the company has been consecutively listed to the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 years.

Tew holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental science and ecology from Livingston University. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Corporate Eco Forum; as the board chair of the World Environment Center; and as the chair of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD). In addition, he serves on the North Carolina Energy Policy Council and
was named North Carolina Industry Energy Leader of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal and is the recipient of the “Leading the Way” award in CSR by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.

Tew is the author of myriad white papers related to energy and sustainable practices and contributed to the recently released book, Practicing Sustainability, by Springer Publishing.