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Mia Diawara

Mia Diawara

Partner, Lowercarbon Capital

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, with a focus on making sure this work is carried out inclusively and equitably.

Prior to joining Lowercarbon, Mia was a Manager on TPG’s internal climate and impact team, Y Analytics, where she developed and kicked off the execution of the firm’s first comprehensive climate roadmap—spanning assessment of operational and financed emissions, portfolio engagement on emissions reduction, and portfolio segmentation by climate-related risk—and advised portfolio companies on climate risk, emissions reduction, and ESG strategy. She also led impact due diligence for the earliest investment considerations for TPG Rise Climate, and served on the presiding task force for Ceres’ Investor Network’s Net-Zero initiative for Private Equity.

Before joining TPG, Mia worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co where she advised executives across industries and spent time in the firm’s industry-leading Private Equity group. Mia also led diversity recruiting for Bain’s Associate Consultant program and helped drive the implementation of Unconscious Bias & Inclusion training.

Mia cut her teeth in the climate-focused nonprofit world with fellowships focused on climate policy and energy/emissions forecasting at NRDC and RMI. Born and raised in the high desert climate of Colorado’s front range, she 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. She is a poet and dancer, 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.

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