Scott Leonard is a pioneer and leader in the areas of sustainable supply chain, fair trade, organics, environmental practice, and the sustainability movement. Scott founded Indigenous, a fashion company, almost 20 years ago on the principals of sustainability and socially responsible business practices. Indigenous is a premium organic apparel brand and producer of hand-crafted fair trade clothing.
Scott is passionate about, advising social/environmental change makers in the business world while fostering, mentoring and connecting the next wave of business leaders in a productive green economy. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Agora Partners, and Board of Directors for The Leadership Institute for Ecology, as well as an Advisor for the William James Foundation, Unreasonable Institute and member of the C&A Foundations Investment Committee.
Some of Scott’s previous work includes Co-Founder of Change Exchange Economic Summit,
Board of Directors Innovations Scaling Impact (iScale), Board of Directors Go Local BALLE, GSVA
Business Plan Judge for the Global Social Venture Competition, Judge for the National Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition, piloting Labor Link with the World of Good
Development Organization, Founding Brand and Advocate for B-Corp, Green America national
award winner, Co-Creator of The Fair Values Fund, served 2 terms on Steering Committee for
Organic Fiber Council, founding brand of Sustainable Working Group and Eco Index (the corner stone to SAC HIGG Index), and creator/founder of Green Steps Program as well as the Fair Trace tool, along with multiple fair trade transparency and certification pilots for the apparel industry. Spearheaded a revolutionary production financing model for fair trade knitting cooperatives in South America with Root Capital. Advisor to family offices and foundations on impact investment.