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S2C Pacific LLC
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San Francisco, California 94111
We founded S2C Pacific shortly after leaving careers in law and politics in Washington, DC. We aim to take the many lessons we learned on Capitol Hill, in respected law firms, and with ambitious think tanks and put them to use for people engaged in visionary work in California, across the country, and around the world.
We are political pragmatists, technology optimists, and environmental modernists. We think that economic, energy, and security priorities can be met in balance with environmental goals, and that technology and innovation can solve any problem, but only when properly aligned with practical policies and consistent regulatory frameworks.
Scott is a partner and co-founder of S2C Pacific, a California-based policy consulting firm specializing in energy, environmental, technology, and infrastructure issues. Over his career, Scott has worked for a small environmental group, a large corporate law firm, and a “big” data technology company.
An expert in climate change law and policy, with extensive experience in energy technology, sustainability strategy development, and risk management and resilience enhancement issues, Scott has worked across the United States and around the world on behalf of energy companies, electric utilities, insurance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers, data technology firms, advocacy groups, charitable foundations, non-profit organizations, and foreign governments.
Scott’s work has focused primarily on the policy issues and political
dynamics surrounding the further development and broader deployment of advanced energy technologies and on the integration of risk management and resilience enhancement concepts into corporate and organizational climate and sustainability strategies. Scott also has represented clients at international environmental negotiations, such as the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Before co-founding S2C Pacific, Scott was an attorney with the law firm of Hunton & Williams, based in the firm’s Washington, DC, and San Francisco offices. Scott also has served as the Director of Global Environmental Initiatives for nContext, a data technology company; as a policy analyst for the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD); and as a staff attorney for the International Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforcement (INECE). Earlier in his career, Scott worked as a journalist for daily newspapers, led backcountry expeditions in the Canadian Rockies, conducted policy research for a women’s rights group in Nepal, taught ecology at an outdoor education program in Maine, and was a volunteer park ranger in Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
From 2011-2013, Scott served as co-chair of the Climate Consensus Workshops, an initiative of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment seeking to open a new channel between the private sector and the international climate negotiations. In 2008, Scott was awarded the U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award and the U.S. EPA Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award for his contributions to a 2007 agreement on HCFC control measures under the Montreal Protocol. In 2015, Scott was awarded the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.
Originally from Chicago, Scott is a graduate of Northwestern University and Washington University School of Law. Scott lives with his wife and two young children in Berkeley, California, where they moved in 2015 after twelve years in Washington, DC. He enjoys trail running in the Berkeley hills, practicing martial arts, hiking, playing guitar, cooking, creative writing, and reading history and science fiction. He is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs.