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We are dedicated to accelerating the climate transition and driving inclusive economic growth, integrating these two imperatives into our work with clients and how we manage our firm.

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Goldman Sachs Recognized by Reuters Responsible Business Awards

In honor of the firm’s collaboration with The Conservation Fund on issuing the nation’s first green bond solely dedicated to conservation in the US, Goldman Sachs won Partnership of the Year at the 2020 Reuters Responsible Business Awards. Launch With GS was also honored with a Special Mention Purpose-Driven Communications Award, recognizing a communications initiative delivering measureable change. Read More

Recent Awards

Environmental Finance Bond Awards (March 2022)
Green Project Bond of the Year

US Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partnership (January 2022)
Ranked #56 in the National Top 100

JUST Capital America’s Most Just Companies (January 2022)
Goldman Sachs ranked as follows: 

#57 overall
­#2 within the Capital Markets industry, and #1 in the subcategories of Environment (i.e., minimizing environmental impact) and Workers (i.e., investing in employees)

Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies (December 2021)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (November 2021)
Earned LEED Gold Certification for the Shenzhen office and LEED Silver Certification for the Shanghai office

Forbes Green Growth 50 (November 2021)
Ranked #35

Environmental Finance’s Impact Awards (September 2021)
As part of the COP 26 Portfolio Alignment Team, Goldman Sachs supported the development of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ paper on ‘Measuring Portfolio Alignment,’ a guide on emerging climate metrics important to our clients, which won Global Impact Initiative of the Year. Supported by our Sustainable Finance Group and Global Investment Research team, Goldman Sachs staff helped shape the recommendations and authored a chapter on evolving the climate data and analytics ecosystem to support improved climate metrics.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (August 2021)
Earned LEED Gold Certification in our Hong Kong office

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (April 2021)
Earned LEED certifications in our following locations:

Gold Certification for the Rainier Square office in Seattle
Silver Certification for the Milan office

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (March 2021)
Earned LEED Gold Certification in our Mapletree Anson office in Singapore

Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supplier Engagement Leaderboard (February 2021)
Recognized for our work engaging with suppliers to combat climate change and create a more sustainable economy

Carbon Disclosure Project’s A List (December 2020)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (October and November 2020)
Earned LEED Gold Certifications in our following locations:


Foreign Policy Association Awards (October 2020)
John Waldron, president and chief operating officer, honored with Corporate Social Responsibility Award

JUST Capital’s America’s Most JUST Companies (October 2020)

Ranked #132 Overall
Ranked #6 in Capital Markets companies

Reuters Responsible Business Awards (October 2020)

Won Partnership of the Year for our work with The Conservation Fund
Earned a Special Mention for the Purpose-Driven Communications Award for Launch With GS

Greenbiz 30 Under 30 (June 2020)
Riddhima Yadav, analyst in the Sustainable Finance Group

Commonwealth Points of Light (February 2020)
Hamza Farrukh, associate, Global Markets Division, awarded by Her Majesty the Queen the 129th Commonwealth Points of Light in honor of his exceptional voluntary service providing clean water to local communities in Pakistan

CDP (January 2020)
Named to Supplier Engagement Leadership list (A score) and Climate Change Leadership list (A- score)

JUST Capital Companies Protecting the Environment (January 2020)
Ranked #3

The RE100 Companies Going 100% Renewable (January 2020)