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Tom Steyer

Co-Executive Chair, Galvanize Climate Solutions

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 mobilize bold climate action.

Tom has organized and led 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. Since 1986, he has been a partner and member of the executive committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco–based private equity firm.

Most recently, 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.

Today, Tom is the Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a mission-driven investment platform focused on mobilizing and deploying capital and expertise needed to accelerate important and equitable climate solutions. 

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