Founder and President, NextGen Climate; Founder and Former Senior Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management
Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist, and advanced energy advocate. He is active in climate politics through his NextGen Climate political organization and works to promote economic development and environmental protection in California and across the country. Steyer founded and was the senior managing member of Farallon Capital Management. He and his wife, Kat Taylor, created and funded the Oakland-based Beneficial State Bank and Foundation, which provides loans and banking services to underserved small businesses, communities and individuals in California and along the west coast. They have also committed to the Giving Pledge, a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes.