Through BeyondNetZero, General Atlantic’s climate investing venture, we partner with and support some of the most exciting and innovative global climate entrepreneurs and growth companies. We focus on four central themes – decarbonization, energy efficiency, resource conservation and emissions management – and aim to identify high-quality companies within these themes that are developing creative solutions to meeting and exceeding net zero emissions targets. Underpinning our climate approach is our exclusive partnership with Systemiq, an independent climate consultancy, which has developed a tailored, rigorous framework by which we evaluate our investments’ potential for emissions reduction.
Our Current and Former Climate Portfolio VIEW ALL
80 Acres Farms ×
80 Acres is a vertical farming company that produces a mix of produce through highly automated, hydroponic indoor grow systems.
RoadRunner Recycling is a technology-enabled marketplace for commercial recycling and waste removal.
o9 Solutions ×
o9 Solutions is a supply chain planning SaaS provider.
Sun King ×
Sun King manufactures and sells solar lanterns and solar home systems to off-grid and under-electrified populations, primarily in Africa and India.
EcoVadis is a leading provider of globally trusted business sustainability ratings.
Climate Sector Team VIEW ALL
Climate New York
Eli Aheto ×
Eli Aheto is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Aheto led investments in renewable energy, mobility and agricultural technology at Virgo Investment Group. Aheto began his career at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic before joining Anchorage Capital Group to lead the firm’s energy investments.
Managing Director New York
Michael Bevan ×
Michael Bevan is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Bevan has over 25 years of investment experience exclusively focused on sustainable growth investing. Previously, Bevan was a General Partner at Element Partners, a firm dedicated to growth equity investing in environmental businesses. Prior to Element, he was a Partner at Advent International and helped co-manage a dedicated fund focused on minority growth equity transactions into companies focused on sustainability. He also worked at EnerTech Capital, a venture capital fund focused on alternative energy technology investing.
Lord John Browne
Chairman, Climate & Sustainability investing London
Lord John Browne ×
Lord John Browne serves as Chairman of Climate & Sustainability investing and is a Managing Director at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. He advises the firm on environmental, social and governance considerations, with a particular focus on climate solutions and the path to Net Zero emissions. Lord Browne co-founded BeyondNetZero, General Atlantic’s climate growth equity fund focused on supporting and scaling high-growth companies that are developing innovative solutions seeking to meet and exceed net zero emissions targets. Lord Browne served as Group Chief Executive of international energy company BP from 1995 to 2007, after having joined the company in 1966 as a university apprentice. He led the company through a period of significant growth and transformation, including BP’s merger with Amoco in 1998. His landmark speech at Stanford University in 1997 established BP as a global leader in the way it thought about and sought to address climate change. In 2007, Lord Browne joined Riverstone, where he was co-head of the renewable energy private equity fund until 2015. He is also a former Chairman of Wintershall Dea, a European independent oil and gas company. Lord Browne is Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology. From 2010 to 2015, he was the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board Member. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. Lord Browne is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow and Past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He previously served on the boards of DaimlerChrysler, Goldman Sachs, Intel and SmithKline Beecham.
Managing Director London
Rhea Hamilton ×
Rhea Hamilton is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Hamilton brings nearly two decades of investing experience focused on climate and sustainability. Before joining BeyondNetZero, she was a Managing Director at OGCI Climate Investments, where she led the venture and growth equity investments globally. Prior to this, Hamilton headed private equity transactions focused on sustainable technology and clean energy, both for a large European family office as well as for a pioneer in sustainable investing, RobecoSAM.
Principal New York
Natasha Fowlie ×
Natasha Fowlie is a Principal on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Natasha was a Principal at Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm dedicated to investing in energy, power and renewables infrastructure. Prior to that, she worked at Goldman Sachs.
Fraser Johnston-Donne ×
Fraser Johnston-Donne is a Vice President on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero in 2021, Fraser was an associate at Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm dedicated to investing in energy, power and renewables infrastructure. Prior to that, he was an associate at the UK Green Investment Bank, a UK government owned infrastructure fund making equity investments in offshore wind projects. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Energy & Power team at Rothschild & Co. He started his career at Bloomberg New Energy Finance where he conducted analysis on power and renewables markets.
Matthew Powell ×
Matthew Powell is a Vice President on the BeyondNetZero team and serves as the Head of ESG & Reporting for the venture. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Powell was the Chief of Staff at L1 Energy.
Climate New York
Nicolas Hubert ×
Nicolas Hubert is a Senior Associate on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Nicolas was a Senior Associate at New Mountain Capital and focused on technology and infrastructure investments. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain and Company.
Cecilia Ma ×
Cecilia Ma is a Senior Associate on the Beyond Net Zero team and focuses on investments in the climate and sustainability space. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Cecilia was a Private Equity Associate at Ares Management. Prior to that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst at Moelis & Company.
Senior Associate New York
Betty Chen ×
Betty Chen is a Senior Associate on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero in 2021, Betty was an Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley in the Healthcare Group.
Senior Associate New York
Jay Mondkar ×
Jay Mondkar is a Senior Associate on the BeyondNetZero team at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Jay was an Investment Banking Analyst at Rothschild & Co.
Senior Associate New York