<div style="line-height: 20px;"> Co-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank <br><span style="font-size:13px;"> USA</span></div>
Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being to build a more equitable and inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast of the USA focused on deep systems change. Currently, she serves as Co-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and certified B Corporation whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner – and to change the banking system for good. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring a sustainable food system through ranching, training, tours, research, and school food and garden programs. TKREF owns the social enterprise LeftCoast GrassFed, humanely raising cattle and other livestock for the benefit of healthy soils. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including Ecotrust, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, UC Davis – Agricultural Sustainability Institute, ProPublica, CuriOdyssey, Insight Prison Project, KQED, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Tom Steyer, Kat’s climate/energy/justice activist husband, and she have four grown children, each pursuing their one wild and precious life, too.
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