Scott has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of British Columbia and held a post-doctoral position in the Department of Zoology at Oxford. He works to help business improve their sustainability by quantifying and managing corporate risk and developing performance metrics. Scott serves as an advisor on sustainability initiatives to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He also served as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – a global, C.E.O.-led coalition of some 200 of the world’s leading companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. He was the lead author for Chapter 2 in the United Nations book: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise, and he was co-editor of the book, Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes.