Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton

President, Environmental Law Institute

In September 2015, Scott Fulton was selected as ELI’s fifth President. Previously, Mr. Fulton was a Principal at the environmental law firm Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and served as General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in a number of other high-ranking government leadership positions.

Scott has a steadfast commitment to ensuring that ELI’s core functions as a convener, educator, publisher of legal scholarship and policy dialogue, and research engine remain a sound foundation on which to build for the future. He also is focused on making sure that ELI is adapting and modernizing in alignment with a rapidly changing world. Under his leadership, ELI has:

  • Initiated and completed a strategic visioning process focused on identifying priorities for engagement, and optimizing the alignment of mission, function, and contribution over the next 5 years (ELI Vision 2021)
  • Focused on strong financial controls and growing our membership, supporters and donors
  • Reorganized the staff to fit within the pillars of Development and Membership, Programs and Publications, and Finance and Administration to achieve stronger results
  • Assumed the leadership of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement. This is a partnership of more than 4,000 practitioners from 150 countries who recognize the key role that compliance and enforcement play in environmental protection
  • Initiated a cooperative program with the government of China, providing a platform from which ELI can bolster good governance and rule of law in China
  • Beat its first year targets for the Campaign for ELI Fund, an effort designed to boost sustained financial support for the organization
  • Helped launch the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment – a collaboration of judges around the world dedicated to building judicial capacity for environmental adjudication