Future Seminar Summaries
Fireside chat with Tom Steyer and Sally Benson
Tom Steyer, Investor, Philanthropist and Advanced Energy Advocate
Monday, March 9, 2015 | 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center | Free and Open to All
Tom Steyer is a California business leader, philanthropist and advancedenergy advocate. Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded andwas the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management.
Tom is actively engaged in climate politics through his NextGen Climate politicalorganization, and works to promote economic development and environmentalprotection in California and across the country. In 2010, Tom teamed up withformer Secretary of State George Shultz to defeat Proposition 23, an effort byout-of-state oil companies to dismantle California’s groundbreaking clean energy
law, AB 32. In 2012, Tom served as co-chair with Shultz for Yes on Proposition39, which closed a tax loophole for out-of-state corporations and created jobs inCalifornia.
Tom and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates andother high-wealth Americans in the “Giving Pledge,” a promise to donate the
majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes.Tom and Kat created and funded the Oakland-based Beneficial State Bank andFoundation, which provides loans and banking services to underserved smallbusinesses, communities and individuals in California and along the west coast.Tom and Kat have four children.