Tom Steyer is Uniting for Climate Action!
Tom Steyer (born 1957, New York City, New York, U.S.), American business executive and philanthropist who founded (1986) Farallon Capital Management and later became a noted environmental activist.
Steyer attended Phillips Exeter Academy and then Yale University, where he studied economics and political science and served as captain of the soccer team. After graduating in 1979, he worked for Morgan Stanley before earning an M.B.A. (1983) from Stanford University. Steyer later joined Goldman Sachs, where he became known for his aggressive investments. He left the company in 1986 to create Farallon Capital Management; the hedge fund was named for a group of islands near San Francisco that were known for their shark-infested waters.
World Bank’s Global Partnership Program, Connect4Climate is joining the Government of the Republic of Fiji’s incoming Presidency of COP23 in collaboration with Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other partners to present the #Uniting4Climate communications campaign. The campaign is meant to highlight unity in support of climate solutions; countries, cities, regions, businesses, civil society and individuals are “Uniting for Climate Action.”
In the lead up and during COP 23 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) partners will share messages, host events and showcase climate solutions under the #Uniting4Climate hashtag.
The communications campaign could include solutions to rising oceans and managing vulnerability, the opportunities in climate action, and how low-carbon resilient economies are being built through united actions. Partners are encouraged to share their climate actions and solutions in the lead up to COP23, promote events and activities around COP23, and emphasize the unity in climate action coming out of COP23 towards building a low-carbon resilient future.