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INTRODUCTORY
LETTER

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INTRODUCTORY
LETTER

We are pleased to share with you an interactive presentation that describes the impact of our work.

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ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE REPORT 2016

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OUR BOARD

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Next: PEOPLE
Next: PEOPLE

ENVIRONMENT

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ENVIRONMENT

See how we’re mobilizing capital toward sustainable economic development and environmental progress.

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How does
clean energy
help us grow?

The convergence of innovation
and economics is driving the
growth of clean tech
and related jobs.

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How does clean energy
help us grow?

The foundation for a low carbon energy future, involving not only power sources like wind and solar, but also such wide-ranging industries as lighting and transportation, continued to strengthen in 2016. Renewables and clean technology are scaling up faster than expected, with advancing technology and significant cost declines drawing investors and accelerating growth. What’s more, substantial economic benefits have become more obvious, perhaps most significantly in the expansion of infrastructure and local jobs.

Goldman Sachs has been instrumental as both an investor and financier in clean energy development. We have already achieved our initial target, set in 2012, of deploying $40 billion over 10 years in the clean energy space — investing and financing some $54 billion through the end of 2016. In 2015, we expanded this initial goal to $150 billion in capital by 2025. This will ensure that we continue to play a key role, leveraging capital markets to aid in the global transition to greater energy security and sustainable economic growth.

The impact of our investment and expertise has been visible and substantial. From 2012 through May 2016, when we reached the initial $40 billion target, we helped 89 companies and projects scale up clean energy and renewables in 29 countries, helping facilitate 31 gigawatts of renewable electricity generation — enough to power 5.5 million U.S. homes. Our investments and financings have also fueled the broader clean tech ecosystem: the development of electric cars, smart grids and manufacturing capacity for solar components and advanced biofuels.

Together, these companies and projects have helped to employ tens of thousands of people and have had a significant positive economic impact on local communities. What’s more, they are helping to avoid millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

CLEAN ENERGY
IMPACT REPORT

Clean tech and renewables are growing and are resulting in significant benefits, from reduced environmental impact to economic development in markets worldwide. What are the benefits of our own commitment to the clean energy space? We recently issued a report that gauged the impacts of our investments and financings across the globe. After conducting our analysis, here’s what we found.

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The three drivers of a low carbon future

Technology, Capital and Policy — all have a leading role to play in increasing energy security, reducing negative impacts and moving the global economy to a more sustainable energy system. Kyung-Ah Park, head of Goldman Sachs’ Environmental Markets Group, sees rapid technology innovation and convergence, catalyzed by capital and policy, driving a broader shift to a low carbon economy.

DRIVING TESLA TESLA EMPLOYEES

Goldman Sachs has had a long-standing relationship with Tesla, the world’s only clean energy company to offer end-to-end clean energy products — electric vehicles, energy storage systems and solar products. Since their IPO in 2010, we have helped raise over $8 billion to fuel Tesla’s growth. In early 2017, we helped the company raise $1.38 billion as they prepare to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, a critical step toward achieving targeted production of 500,000 total vehicles in 2018 and advancing their mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

TESLA EMPLOYEES

Note: Total financing and employee statistics refer only to Tesla; exclude SolarCity

PEOPLE

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PEOPLE

See how we make significant investments in our most valuable asset — our people.

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OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH IFC

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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CLIMATE ACTION

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GOVERNANCE

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GOVERNANCE

See how we remain responsible to our stakeholders and uphold the values that are at the core of our Business Principles.

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How does
difference
make the
difference?

Discourse about differences, inclusion and
commonalities enhances our firm.

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METRICS

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METRICS

View a selection of key performance indicators.

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EPF: 10-Year Milestones

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REBUILDING A COMMUNITY

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What big shifts
are emerging
now? What’s on
the horizon?

From China’s economy to shifting
patterns of investment, profound
changes are in the wind.

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RECOGNITION

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RECOGNITION

See our recent awards and achievements.

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OUR PEOPLE

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GS GIVES

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OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH IFC

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What is
powering the
ESG investing
surge?

New insights, research and
approaches to core investment
discipline.

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WHAT WE DO

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WHAT WE DO

Our commitment to creating a lasting impact

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ENGINEERING

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REVITALIZING COMMUNITIES THROUGH IMPACT INVESTING

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CHRISTINE LOH: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN ASIA

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Where will
job growth
come from
next?

Boosting entrepreneurship is
critical, but so is rethinking work
in an age of surging automation.

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LEARNING PROGRAMS

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RESOURCES

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RESOURCES

View more ESG resources.

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THE NEW BOTTOM LINE - ESG INVESTING

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ESG & IMPACT INVESTING

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How can we
innovate to
deliver what
clients want
now?

Financial products that address their needs,
and are clear and simple to use.

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How does clean energy
help us grow?

The foundation for a low carbon energy future, involving not only power sources like wind and solar, but also such wide-ranging industries as lighting and transportation, continued to strengthen in 2016. Renewables and clean technology are scaling up faster than expected, with advancing technology and significant cost declines drawing investors and accelerating growth. What’s more, substantial economic benefits have become more obvious, perhaps most significantly in the expansion of infrastructure and local jobs.

Goldman Sachs has been instrumental as both an investor and financier in clean energy development. We have already achieved our initial target, set in 2012, of deploying $40 billion over 10 years in the clean energy space — investing and financing some $54 billion through the end of 2016. In 2015, we expanded this initial goal to $150 billion in capital by 2025. This will ensure that we continue to play a key role, leveraging capital markets to aid in the global transition to greater energy security and sustainable economic growth.

The impact of our investment and expertise has been visible and substantial. From 2012 through May 2016, when we reached the initial $40 billion target, we helped 89 companies and projects scale up clean energy and renewables in 29 countries, helping facilitate 31 gigawatts of renewable electricity generation — enough to power 5.5 million U.S. homes. Our investments and financings have also fueled the broader clean tech ecosystem: the development of electric cars, smart grids and manufacturing capacity for solar components and advanced biofuels.

Together, these companies and projects have helped to employ tens of thousands of people and have had a significant positive economic impact on local communities. What’s more, they are helping to avoid millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

CLEAN ENERGY
IMPACT REPORT

Clean tech and renewables are growing and are resulting in significant benefits, from reduced environmental impact to economic development in markets worldwide. What are the benefits of our own commitment to the clean energy space? We recently issued a report that gauged the impacts of our investments and financings across the globe. After conducting our analysis, here’s what we found.

READ THE REPORT

The three drivers of a low carbon future

Technology, Capital and Policy — all have a leading role to play in increasing energy security, reducing negative impacts and moving the global economy to a more sustainable energy system. Kyung-Ah Park, head of Goldman Sachs’ Environmental Markets Group, sees rapid technology innovation and convergence, catalyzed by capital and policy, driving a broader shift to a low carbon economy.

DRIVING TESLA TESLA EMPLOYEES

Goldman Sachs has had a long-standing relationship with Tesla, the world’s only clean energy company to offer end-to-end clean energy products — electric vehicles, energy storage systems and solar products. Since their IPO in 2010, we have helped raise over $8 billion to fuel Tesla’s growth. In early 2017, we helped the company raise $1.38 billion as they prepare to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, a critical step toward achieving targeted production of 500,000 total vehicles in 2018 and advancing their mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

TESLA EMPLOYEES

Note: Total financing and employee statistics refer only to Tesla; exclude SolarCity