In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G. Today we dive into the state of the market, and future of ESG and Sustainable finance, why resilience matters, the role of innovation, corporate social responsibility, and moving markets and capital at scale.
Head of the Sustainable Finance Group
John is head of the Sustainable Finance Group (SFG), which is responsible for working across Goldman Sachs to deepen the firm's knowledge and grow its capabilities in relation to inclusive growth and climate transition. He serves as chair of the Sustainable Finance Group Steering Group. John joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management as a managing director in 2015 through the acquisition of Imprint Capital, which he co-founded in 2007, to help expand the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance and impact investing capabilities. Previously, John served as senior managing director of Medley Global Advisors. During that time, he co-founded and served as the executive director of the Medley Institute. Prior to that, John was a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
John has served as an advisor or board member to a diverse set of organizations in the impact space including groups such as the US National Advisory Board of the G8 Social Impact Investing Task Force, the Global Impact Investing Network’s ImpactBase initiative, the Global Social Venture Competition, McKinsey’s working group on Social Impact Bonds, Global Giving, the Sustainable Food Lab, the UN Capital Development Fund, the International Interfaith Investment Group and a range of other organizations. John graduated from Yale University with honors. He was awarded the Richter Fellowship and the Townsend Prize.