Mia is a Partner at Lowercarbon Capital, where she invests in unreasonably ambitious teams building climate tech that will move the needle for the planet and its people. Lowercarbon companies rely upon her extensive climate science, engineering, and organizational operations experience as they scale. Mia also focuses on making sure this work is carried out inclusively and equitably, and that it benefits the communities who will be affected first and worst by rising temperatures, in spite of the fact that they bear the least responsibility for this state of affairs.

Prior to joining Lowercarbon, Mia designed decarbonization strategies for some of the world’s largest corporations and investment firms. As a core member of TPG’s internal climate and impact team, Y Analytics, Mia spearheaded decarbonization strategy across a portfolio of over $90B in assets under management. She developed and kicked off the execution of the firm’s first comprehensive climate roadmap—spanning assessment of operational and financed emissions, portfolio company engagement on emissions reduction, and segmentation of the portfolio by climate-related risk—and advised portfolio companies on climate risk, emissions reduction, and ESG strategy. At TPG, she also led impact assessment for the earliest investment considerations for the firm’s budding $5B+ climate-focused fund, TPG Rise Climate, and was instrumental to the development of the fund’s climate impact assessment methodology.

Mia has participated in numerous working groups establishing financial sector standards on decarbonization and climate risk, having served on the presiding task force for Ceres’ Investor Network’s Net-Zero initiative for Private Equity and contributed to efforts led by The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, CDP, Principles for Responsible Investment, and others.

Before joining TPG, Mia worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co where she advised executives across multiple industries. Her projects included supporting a Fortune 50 retailer in executing a large-scale digital transformation, designing the marketing organization of a top consumer tech company, and helping a major utility emerge from bankruptcy and transition to a regional operating model and achieve its climate goals. While at Bain, Mia spent time in the firm’s industry-leading Private Equity group, conducting rigorous commercial due diligence on companies across sectors. She was on the team that piloted a service offering tailored specifically toward Venture Capital clients, supporting firms in pipeline development and due diligence for early-stage SaaS investments. Mia also led diversity recruiting for Bain’s San Francisco Associate Consultant program and helped drive the implementation of Unconscious Bias & Inclusion training.

Before Bain, Mia cut her teeth in the climate-focused nonprofit world. As a Schneider Fellow at NRDC, Mia conducted policy research to assess the effectiveness of building energy efficiency programs, alternative refrigerants, and transportation sector incentives across geographies. At RMI, she worked on energy and emissions forecasting, developing accelerated market diffusion curves for renewable energy technologies, and assessing the feasibility of limiting warming to 1.5°C by end of the century. (Spoiler alert: we’re going to need carbon removal!)

Mia grew up the daughter of two biologists in the high desert climate of Colorado’s Front Range and spent summers with her father’s family in the red soil-dusted bustle of Bamako, Mali, where the majority of her extended family still lives. Needless to say, she developed an early appreciation for the ways our planet is at once delicate and resilient.

She is a poet and lifelong dancer, who has performed professionally with San Francisco Bay Area Theater Company and chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee on the board of Robert Moses’ Kin—a Black-led nonprofit dance company in San Francisco.

Mia holds a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society, with a focus on Environment & Sustainability, and an M.S. in Civil Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Atmosphere and Energy—both from Stanford University.

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Mia Diawara

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