E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Scott Vaughan

President and CEO, IISD
Extractive Industries - Co-convener

President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Former: Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Canadian Government; Director of the Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.; Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Head of Economics, NAFTA Environment Commission; Counsellor, World Trade Organization; Various positions, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), including initiating both the UNEP Financial Initiative and UNEP’s work on trade issues. Post-graduate degrees from London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, and Dalhousie University.