Maki Tazawa is an intersectional environmental professional focused on innovative approaches to climate finance, especially for nature-based solutions. She is currently the Program Officer for the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, as well as a Co-Founder for ClimateRaise, an initiative to bolster women in climate tech. She was most recently the Program Manager for the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Previously she worked at the CREO Syndicate covering natural capital and circular economy investing for a network of family offices, especially focused on regenerative agriculture. She also managed international sustainable development programs with the National Audubon Society across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Maki completed a graduate program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies focused on impact investing, sustainable food systems, and social innovation; and an undergraduate degree from the George Washington University in International Affairs and Environmental Studies.