Senior Advisor, ESG and Sustainable Finance, ERM: Environmental Resources Management
Elizabeth Lowery is a nationally recognized Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Consultant, Attorney, and Expert on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues known for prudent decision making, strong diplomacy skills, and her ability to deal cross-functionally while forging multi-stakeholder consensus around complex, challenging issues.
Beth began her career as an attorney in the private sector after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit. Beth leveraged her experience as a private attorney during a successful 20-year career at General Motors Company (GM). Beth led the development and implementation of GM’s global environment, energy and safety policy strategies and initiatives and co-chaired the U.S. Climate Action Partnership Transportation Subcommittee, where she directed efforts to position GM as a solution provider to address climate change. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she served on several non-profit boards, including Chair of the World Environment Center, Chair of the InForum Center for Leadership, Keystone Center and the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers. Beth also received numerous recognitions, including the award for “100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry” in 2005 by Automotive News.
In 2012, Beth joined TPG. She initiated the ESG strategy development and deployment across the Firm through cross-functional engagement with portfolio companies on ESG issues to build sustainable businesses and advise deal teams in identifying risks and opportunities during due diligence. Under Beth’s leadership, she created and issued the first public ESG report for TPG, designed and implemented the first Annual ESG Assessment of the portfolio companies, and was instrumental in TPG becoming a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Beth worked with Firm Leadership on Diversity, Inclusion and Governance initiatives at TPG and across the portfolio companies, including actively improving gender diversity on the portfolio company boards.