Alicia Seiger

Managing Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School; Managing Director, Precourt Sustainable Finance Initiative

Alicia Seiger is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and leads sustainability and energy finance initiatives at Stanford Law, Graduate School of Business, and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Alicia has served as an advisor to the Governors of California and New York, the New York State Comptroller, and numerous pension fund, endowment, and family office CIOs on the topics of climate risk, opportunity, and resiliency. A student of sustainability since the early 1990s, Alicia has designed and executed climate and energy strategies for businesses, foundations, investors, and NGOs for more than two decades. She has served on the management teams of multiple startups, including at TerraPass, a pioneer of the US carbon offset market, and Flycast Communications, one of the world’s first web advertising networks. She serves on the boards of Ceres and PRIME Coalition, the G7 Impact Taskforce Advisory Panel, PG&E’s Sustainability Advisory Council, and co-founded Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE).

Her first book, “Settling Climate Accounts: Navigating the Road to Net Zero” considers the rise of carbon accounting in the context of the last three decades of global climate action, examines the rough edges of Net Zero in practice, and makes recommendations for the road ahead.

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