Tom Steyer

6th Annual Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics & Public Policy
Climate Policy & Politics:
Changing the Conversation
Tom Steyer
Business leader & investor
Wednesday, February 18 | 6:30 p.m.
International House, Chevron Auditorium
Before retiring from the private sector, Tom Steyer founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital
Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman.
Steyer has worked to promote economic development and environmental protection in California. In 2012, he served
as chairman for Yes on Proposition 39, which closed a tax loophole for out-of-state corporations and created jobs in
California. In 2010, Tom teamed with former Secretary of State George Shultz to defeat California’s Proposition 23, an
effort by out-of-state oil companies to dismantle California’s groundbreaking clean energy law.
Steyer founded Advanced Energy Economy, which advances policy in the clean energy sector; Next Generation,
which addresses climate and family policy; and NextGen Climate Action, which acts politically on climate issues.
He and his wife, Kat Taylor, have joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and others in the “Giving Pledge,” a
promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes.
Persons who wish to request disibility-related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, should call
(510) 642-5032. Please request accomodations as early as possible to assure the best possible arrangement.
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