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TMP is a consulting group specialized in complex environmental, social and security problems.
We’ve been giving our clients straight talk backed by unique datasets since 2009,
all supported by our ground-level experience in over fifty countries.
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Ensemble is a collaboration between TMP, international and local NGOs aimed at helping to address community engagement and human rights challenges in businesses, across supply chains and investment portfolios. Its purpose is to make responsible business cheaper, easier, and more successful.
The Mission Climate Project analyzes the social, political and economic impacts of climate change in the 2020s. We use quantitative models to identify locations or sectors that seem to have higher risk of becoming unstable, then use qualitative evidence to figure out what the implications might be.
Landscope is a system for measuring tenure risk, a term we created to describe the financial risk associated with local opposition to a real asset. This kind of opposition to investments is very common across Africa, Asia and Latin America, often causing significant financial losses and operational headaches.
The Mission Climate Project analyzes the social, political and economic impacts of climate change in the 2020s. We use quantitative models to identify locations or sectors that seem to have higher risk of becoming unstable, then use qualitative evidence to figure out what the implications might be.VIEW MORE
Landscope is a system for measuring tenure risk, a term we created to describe the financial risk associated with local opposition to a real asset. This kind of opposition to investments is very common across Africa, Asia and Latin America, often causing significant financial losses and operational headaches.VIEW MORE
Ensemble is a collaboration between TMP, international and local NGOs aimed at helping to address community engagement and human rights challenges in businesses, across supply chains and investment portfolios. Its purpose is to make responsible business cheaper, easier, and more successful.VIEW MORE
Everyone at TMP shares a common goal: make sure our solutions can actually work. Our breadth of skillsets in finance, technology, science, development and research helps us to develop these by understanding the entire problem you face. Scroll through the bios below to find out more.
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Ben Bowie is the Managing Director of TMP Public, the non-profit wing of TMP through which foundations support the Mission Climate Project. A recognized expert in sustainable development and social risk management, he has served on the Steering and Advisory Groups for the OECD Responsible Business Conduct Guidelines, IIED’s Empowering Producers in Commercial Agriculture (EPIC) and for the Interlaken Group, among others. Ben received his MSc in Asian Politics from SOAS University of London, and his BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He lives in Oxford.
Benedict Lever is a Researcher at TMP focused on the Mission Climate Project. Since joining in 2021, he has worked on a range of issues including food security, mining, hydropower and climate litigation. Benedict holds a Bachelors in Japanese, Art History and Archaeology from SOAS, University of London and also attended the University of Nagoya. He speaks English and Japanese, and lives in London.
Christian Franzke is a scientist focused on understanding climate variability across scales, climate change, extreme weather and climate events, weather and climate risks, and the economics of climate change. He is an Associate Professor and Group Leader at the Center for Climate Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Pusan National University (Korea). He is also one of the founders of the PAGES working group CVAS (Climate Variability across Scales) which attempts to create a better understanding and modeling of the past and future climate variability. He is an editor of Earth System Dynamics and of Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics and received his doctorate in Natural Sciences as well as a master’s in meteorology from the University of Hamburg. He lives in Busan.
Ivana Ema Pavkova
Ivana Ema Pavkova is an Associate at TMP focused on the Mission Climate Project. She joined TMP in 2022 after working on loss and damage, mitigation and NDCs at the OECD, UNFCCC and Cibola Partners. She received her MA in Environmental Policy and BA in Humanities and Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris. She speaks Czech, English and French and lives in Paris.
Jack Denton is an Associate at TMP focused on political and social instability. Before joining TMP in 2013, he worked on community climate change responses and social enterprises to improve supply chain transparency, as well as issues facing minority and indigenous communities for Minority Rights Group International. Jack holds a MA in the Anthropology of Development from the University of London and has a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He lives in Bristol.
Jun Takagi is a Researcher at TMP focused on supply chains. He joined the company in 2023 after a career as a researcher for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their embassy in Beijing as well as more than a decade . He received his MA in Economics from the University of Manchester and his BA in Chinese Language and Literature from J.F. Oberlin University (Machida). He speaks English, Japanese and Mandarin and lives in Tokyo.
Justin Muhl is an Associate at TMP focused on mining, energy and emerging markets. He joined TMP in 2020 after a career in environmental consulting, where he specialized in Africa. Justin holds a BS in Environmental & Geographical Sciences and Sociology from the University of Cape Town, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University. He lives in Cape Town.
Kristine Garcia-Gibe has been a GIS Analyst at TMP since 2013, working on various research projects related to global environmental change, natural resources management, capacity building and outreach, and science-policy. Her work on the Mission Climate Project covers execution of spatial analytics and development of visuals for conveying risk. Previously, she was a coordinator at the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research in Kobe and a researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre. Kristine received her BS in Mathematics and MS in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is based in Laguna.
Lou Munden is the Founder of TMP and one of the world’s leading experts in climate risk. With more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, he started TMP in 2009 and continues to direct many of its major undertakings. Lou’s business career began when he dropped out of college in 1996 to direct sales strategy at Go2Net. After it became one of the few profitable Web 1.0 companies and reached a market capitalization of $2.4 billion in 1999, he spent the subsequent decade designing algorithmic trading systems for derivatives markets. He speaks English, French, German, Italian and Japanese, and lives in Tokyo.
Lucia Mumo is the Mission Climate Project’s postdoctoral fellow at Center for Climate Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Pusan National University (Korea). Her role is to develop databases pertaining to climate change and cascading and complex risk. Previously, she worked as a lecturer and researcher at South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU), Kenya through which she gained strong quantitative and computational skills. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Climate Change and Climate Systems from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Nairobi. She lives in Busan.
Nobuyuki Egawa is an Associate at TMP focused on the company’s sales, branding and communications in Japan. He joined TMP in 2022 after a career in the fashion and entertainment sectors, where he spent two decades as a provider of business development, brand management, public relations and marketing services for celebrity clients in Japan. Nobuyuki completed his studies at Bunka Fashion College and lives in Tokyo.
Oliver Millel-Hale is a Researcher at TMP focused on security, with an emphasis on the relationship between climate change and conflict. Now completing his PhD in International Relations at the University of Nottingham, Oliver received his MA in Security Studies from University College London and his BA in Politics from the University of Westminster. He lives in Nottingham.
Orlando Bowie is an Analyst at TMP focused on China. Before joining the company in 2023, he lived in China for more than a decade as co-director of research at Pacific Epoch, a provider of advice and data for institutional investors focused on China’s tech sector where he covered metals, mining, energy and finance. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Chinese Studies and also attended Peking University in Beijing. He speaks English and Mandarin.
Peter Riggs is the executive director of Pivot Point, an American nonprofit assisting the Mission Climate Project with design, outreach and interface with foundations. Over more than two decades in philanthropy, Peter has been a program officer with the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Open Society Institute, and Climate and Land Use Alliance. He founded the Forum on Democracy & Trade in the early 2000s, focusing on responses to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization. He lives on Harstine Island, Washington State.
Tom Shriner has been a Software Developer with TMP since 2012. He develops applications and maintains databases for the project and has over 25 years of experience in embedded/real-time/mission critical software and systems engineering. Tom has been a software developer and engineer with numerous companies, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Monsanto and Motorola. He has a BSET from Purdue University and resides in the Chicago area.
Willie Munden is the co-designer of the company’s field monitoring and biometric data collection systems and leads the scientific work for the Mission Climate Project. He joined in 2013 after more than two decades working as a contractor for NASA, where he worked on spaceflight and laboratory instrument design, development, testing and operation. He has extensive experience with difficult use cases, from spaceflight, low-earth orbits and earth-based marine surroundings to remote forests in Central Africa. He has a BS in electronics engineering from Old Dominion University and lives on Hatteras Island.
Yumiko Jimbo is TMP’s Managing Director in Japan and focuses on supply chain risks. She joined TMP in 2018 after a two-decade career managing end-to-end design and manufacturing processes with the Sumitomo Group and Mitsubishi Group, where she directed quality control programs for factories across Asia and Europe. Yumiko received her BA in Luso-Brazilian Studies from Tenri University. She speaks English, Japanese and Thai, and lives in Tokyo.