Alicia Seiger is Deputy Director of the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint initiative of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School. Alicia leads the center’s work to develop and deploy financial innovations for philanthropic and long-term sources of capital to catalyze a rapid and cost-effective decarbonization of the global economy. In 2015, she created Investing in a New Climate, an investor workshop series that aims to help asset owners manage climate risk and capitalize on innovation opportunities. She also oversees the center’s programming, operations, and market engagement.
A serial entrepreneur and pioneer of new business models, Alicia was at the forefront of the web advertising and carbon offset industries before pursuing solutions in the evolving area of climate finance. Alicia has spent over a decade designing and executing climate and energy strategies for businesses, foundations, investors, and NGOs. 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 first web advertising networks.
Alicia serves on the board of PRIME Coalition and is a member of the President’s Council at Ceres. She is the co-founder and co-President of Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE), a global platform for Stanford alumni to engage on energy topics. She is also an advisor to the Aligned Intermediary and Cyclotron Road. She holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also worked as a case writer for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and a BA in Environmental Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. A native of Silicon Valley, Alicia lives in Menlo Park with her husband and two daughters