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Scott is global co-leader of McKinsey's Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice and a leader of the global Energy Practice. Based in Houston, he works primarily with energy and industrial companies to develop strategies for performance transformation and to capture opportunities in energy efficiency, wind, solar, biofuels, and natural gas.
A chemical engineer by training, Scott joined McKinsey in 1984. Among recent work, he has helped a US electric utility adapt its operations and community infrastructure to increasing climate risks; guided a national oil company in developing a long-term strategy to navigate increasing resource scarcity and environmental pressure; supported an independent oil company in building a gas business and improving its global exploration effectiveness; and advised a large industrial company on building new businesses in a world of growing energy demand and increasing environmental scrutiny.
Scott has published extensively on the challenges and opportunities facing global energy markets and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. In 2007, he was co-author of the first comprehensive national assessment of the economic costs and benefits associated with potential greenhouse gas abatement measures in the US: "Reducing US greenhouse gas emissions: How much at what cost?," the US Greenhouse Gas Abatement Mapping Initiative's Executive Report, December 2007.