Tom Steyer is a successful investor, business leader, philanthropist, and activist who is fully committed to fighting the climate crisis. Tom founded and led Farallon Capital Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund that pioneered the multi-strategy approach to investing, before leaving to give his time, money, and energy to fighting for progressive causes.
Tom has mobilized grassroots efforts to win clean air laws and to force big tobacco to pay its share of healthcare costs. Tom helped make California the largest jurisdiction in the world with a 100% clean energy law and prevented Big Oil’s effort to roll back California’s climate protections. He worked to prevent the construction of a new, gas-fired power plant in a community largely made up of immigrants, people of color, and low-income families.
Tom is also the founder of NextGen America, the largest youth voter engagement organization in American history, and co-founder of Beneficial State Bank, a triple bottom line community development bank focused holistically on justice and sustainability.
Tom was a Democratic presidential candidate and in 2020 served as co-chair for Governor Newsom's Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. He co-chaired Vice President Biden's Climate Engagement Advisory Council to help mobilize climate voters.
In 2021, Tom co-founded Galvanize Climate Solutions (“Galvanize”) a mission driven investment platform that will provide capital, expertise, and partnerships necessary to produce and scale vital and urgent climate solutions.