Scarlett Benson

Beyond Value Chain Mitigation Lead WRI


Scarlett is the SBTi’s Beyond Value Chain Mitigation Lead.

Scarlett is based at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and leads the SBTi’s work on Beyond Value Chain Mitigation (BVCM) on secondment from system change consultancy SYSTEMIQ. She is also the Director of Corporate Standards of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU).

Scarlett sits on the Steering Committee of the Science Based Targets Network Land Hub, developing nature science-based targets for land. She has authored various flagship publications including “Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use”, “The Future of Nature and Business Policy Companion”, and “Accelerating the 10 Critical Transitions: Positive Tipping Points for Food and Land Use Systems Transformation”.

Scarlett has advised several other standards bodies and frameworks on how to raise the bar on corporate action on climate and nature. For example, she advised the UK Government in the set up and technical development of the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity initiative (VCMI), the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero on offsetting, carbon removals and claims, and the Carbon Disclosure Standards Board on their guidance on biodiversity disclosures.

Scarlett has a Ba (Hons) in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.