Explore GS: A Conversation on the Office of Corporate Engagement
Each summer, our Explore GS series provides our interns around the world with insights and advice from leaders across the firm. This session covered the firm’s philanthropic and economic growth efforts led by our Office of Corporate Engagement teams.
Asahi Pompey, head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, provided insights on how the firm invests in programs and opportunities that create a positive impact for communities and small businesses around the world. Asahi also moderated a discussion with Analyst Impact Fund participants Waverly, an analyst in Sustainable Finance, and Jordan, an associate in Consumer Strategy and Business Development, who reflected on their experiences participating in the program and how they’ve applied those takeaways in their careers more broadly – as well as how they both have welcomed home new four legged friends during lockdown.
What they say....
Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation
“The four key pillars in the Office of Corporate Engagement (OCE) are our 10,000 Small Businesses program, the 10,000 Women program, Goldman Sachs Gives, and Community TeamWorks. The great part about [OCE] is that wherever you sit in the firm, […] you will be [affected] by it because it’s deeply involved in our purpose and culture.”
Analyst in Sustainable Finance
“As an alum of [the Analyst Impact Fund], it gave me visibility to the Partnership Committee and helped me form close relationships with senior people […] it solidified my interest in doing more impact work which reinforced my decision in moving into the Sustainable Finance group.”
Associate in Consumer Strategy and Business Development
“What [Analyst Impact Fund] really did was teach me that philanthropy and personal activities don’t have to be so bifurcated from your professional life. Bringing the two together was really a first for me.”
Learn more about our efforts in sparking economic growth in our communities and check back for more updates from our summer program over the next few weeks.