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Tom Steyer: Billionaire Investor Turned Climate Activist


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Tom Steyer speaks at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Tom Steyer speaks at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

San Francisco billionaire, investor, philanthropist and environmentalist Tom Steyer has emerged as a political force in California in recent years, backing two successful environmental ballot measures. Now the former hedge fund manager is taking a greater role on the national stage, particularly in the fight against climate change. He was even in the running to become President Obama's next energy secretary.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Thomas Steyer, co-founder Next Generation, a research and communications organization focused on climate change and families; founder and former co-managing partner of Farallon Capital Management

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