In addition, 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, the creation of the EcoWiseTM portfolio, launch of the largest customer-facing corporate commitment to combat climate change with the Gigaton Challenge; and as a pioneer in integrated reporting. Most recently, Trane Technologies received the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for Sustainable Development, obtained a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index and is the only industrial company to be listed to both the World and North America Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the past 9 years.
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; as the incoming board chair of the World Environment Center; and as the chair of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD). He participates at various working levels with the Global Sustainability Centre (Europe); TERI Council for Business Sustainability (India); the Alliance to Save Energy and the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In addition, he serves on the North Carolina Energy Policy Council and was named North Carolina Industry Energy Leader of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal and is the recipient of the “Leading the Way” award in CSR by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Tew is the author of myriad white papers related to energy and sustainable practices and contributed to the recently released book, Practicing Sustainability, by Springer Publishing.