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Tom Steyer: The Jolly Green Banker

Publication Date: 
December 08, 2010
Shelley DuBois

The Center for Energy Policy and Finance at the Stanford Law School is mentioned in this Fortune article about Tom Steyer, whose donations helped create the center:

Banker and philanthropist Tom Steyer says the idea of business doing everything perfectly without government involvement is "ridiculous." That's why he's fighting to convince politicians and CEOs that going green isn't a sacrifice, it's an opportunity.

Tom Steyer founded Farallon Capital Management and OneCalifornia Bank. He's also an environmentalist and philanthropist. He and his wife funded the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University, devoted to researching sustainable energy, and the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, at Stanford's Law School and Graduate School of Business.