Scott Tew

Vice-President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces

Scott Tew serves as vice-president of sustainability and co-founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies. In addition, he leads the Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces. Tew is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives aimed at transitioning to more efficient and climate-friendly solutions without compromising health or resource impacts. He is also responsible for climate and energy related public policy matters. 

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, an SBTi validated Net Zero target, the creation of the EcoWiseTM portfolio, launch of the largest customer-facing commitment to combat climate change with the Gigaton Challenge: and as a pioneer in integrated reporting. Most recently, the company appeared as the cover story on ESG Governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors, received the inaugural Terra Carta Seal for Sustainability Leadership by HM King Charles III, obtained a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, an “A” rating from CDP and the company has been consecutively listed to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 13 years and is a 2022 Hall of Fame inductee in Climate Leadership.  

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 and the Global Sustainability Centre; as past board chair of the World Environment Center and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD). He was appointed to the North Carolina Energy Policy Council where he chairs the Energy Efficiency policy committee and was named NC Industry Energy Leader of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal. He was the recipient of the 2023 

Sustainability Professional of the Year by the UK-based Global ESG Awards. Tew is the author of myriad white papers related to sustainable practices and is included in the recently published book, Chief Sustainability Officers At Work, by Chrissa Pagitsas and Apress Media.