The Risky Business Initiative, a band of very different people making a common economic argument for confronting climate change, is gaining momentum—and funders. We look at who's writing checks.
A year ago, climate funder and firebrand Tom Steyer had a public feud with a U.S. senator over who is making how much from fossil fuel investments. Steyer and wife Kat Taylor just made good on a resulting pledge by turning past oil industry profits into a relief fund for climate disaster.
Tom Steyer is planning to spend $100 million in the next election to take down those who stand in the way of clean energy. He and wife Kathryn Taylor will also sell you some high-quality cuts of grassfed beef. The two things actually dovetail quite nicely, and combined say a lot about the couple’s philanthropy.