Partner, SYSTEMIQ / Vice-Chair, Energy Transitions Commission / Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership
Nominated by Green Building Council Costa Rica.
Faustine is a recognised thought leader in the field of the energy transition and a regular speaker at conferences and workshops on related topics. She focuses on building coalitions and partnerships to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions energy systems by mobilising industry, finance and policy leaders. She is a Partner at SYSTEMIQ, a systems change company, where she heads the Energy Transition Platform.
From 2016 to early 2022, she was the first Director of the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape. She spearheaded the ETC’s analysis on how to achieve net-zero energy systems globally by mid-century, while establishing the ETC as a go-to resource for public and private decisionmakers. Faustine continues to serve as Vice-Chair of the ETC.
Since 2019, Faustine has also led the build-up and growth of the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), an alliance focused on supercharging the decarbonisation of some of the world’s highest-emitting industries in heavy industry and mobility, which brings together industry leaders across those value chains to define and implement net-zero sector transition strategies.
In her roles as Director of the ETC and then of the Mission Possible Partnership, Faustine has worked on many issues which are key to the development of green buildings, such as clean electrification, the decarbonisation of residential heating, or the shift to low-carbon construction materials. She has also developed an extensive network: together the ETC and MPP bring together 400+ global industry leaders. Both organisations are embedded in a strong net of partnerships with international organisations (UNFCCC, COP High-Level Champions, Mission Innovation), global and regional NGOs, and industry associations.
Prior to joining SYSTEMIQ and the ETC, Faustine worked in the public sector (Parliament, local authorities), private sector (a tech start-up) and third sector (with think-tanks and NGOs). She is an alumna of SciencesPo Paris and of the London School of Economics and holds degrees in political sciences and economics. She is also an OnPurpose Fellow.