Lloyd Blankfein on Speaking Out on Social Issues

30 OCT 2017

As CEOs increasingly wade into public debates, Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, shared his views on what compels him to speak out on social issues, such as marriage equality, immigration and race relations.

“Part of my role is to be the champion of our people,” said Blankfein, who recently spoke at the Council of Urban Professionals’ 2017 Wall Street Partners Forum. “If people can’t come to this firm and fulfill their ambitions, if people can’t be who they are and therefore be effective…I have a responsibility.”