Marc Benioff is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the customer relationship management platform Salesforce. He and his wife Lynne are also the owners of Time Magazine.
In the fall of 2021, Benioff and his wife announced $200 million in new climate investments in connection with the Time Tree Fund and Time Ventures. An additional $100 million will be contributed by Salesforce over the next ten years in the form of grants, technology donations and volunteer service to non-profits engaged in the fight against climate change.
Marc launched the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the Marine Science Institute of the University of California Santa Barbara in 2016. The Initiative sources, funds, and mobilizes scientific support for solutions to the problems facing our oceans.