Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Each of our business areas have an important role to play in implementing our commitments under the Environmental Policy Framework (Framework) and contributing to environmental progress.
For example, our Investment Banking and Investment and Lending businesses help provide capital and advice to advance environmentally responsible projects and transactions. In Institutional Client Services, we seek opportunities to create more efficient and liquid markets for environmental products and services through our market making activities. Investment Management incorporates an understanding of environmental impacts and capabilities into our efforts to manage and preserve the assets of our clients.
The Environmental Markets Group (EMG) coordinates and oversees the implementation of our Framework and works closely with each business area to ensure our people, capital and ideas are effectively leveraged. EMG provides guidance on environmental issues, develops training and resources, and engages with a variety of stakeholders to inform and strengthen Goldman Sachs’ environmental efforts. EMG also works with transaction teams in conducting environmental, social and governance reviews across our business selection decisions. This helps us more effectively manage risks, better serve the interests of our clients and yields greater benefit for the environment and broader society.
EMG also manages the Center for Environmental Markets which conducts independent research with partners to explore and develop public policy options and tools for creating market-based solutions to environmental challenges.
One of the roles we play as a financial institution in the transition toward a low-carbon future is to invest alongside our clients in helping to scale up clean technology and other environmentally beneficial projects.
We assist our clients who seek to raise capital that will enable them to pursue innovative technologies and solutions to environmental issues.
We act as a market maker in emissions and other environmental commodities, and look for ways to play a constructive role in promoting the development of these markets.
We integrate environmental, social value and other relevant factors into our fundamental analysis of individual companies and industry sectors. We believe that understanding environmental risks and business opportunities leads to a more complete investment decision process.
With environmental issues at the forefront of investors' minds, we are putting greater focus on environmental, social and governance research and sustainability analysis implementation in our Goldman Sachs Asset Management division.
We assess and manage environmental and social risk with the same disciplined approach that the firm uses when managing all business risks.
Our Center for Environmental Markets conducts independent research with partners to explore and develop public policy options and tools for creating market-based solutions to environmental challenges.