Culture

The Goldman Sachs culture values teamwork, client service and giving back to the communities we serve. It has been described as the foundation of the firm’s success.

+ Themes Culture

1969: Stonewall Riots, Man On The Moon, Woodstock, And The Rise of Block Trading

A century after its founding, Goldman Sachs enjoys a strong presence in block trading, corporate financing, security arbitrage, trading and underwriting of federal agencies securities, and municipal finance.

Culture , Globalization

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Inaugurates Goldman Sachs’ New European Headquarters

In 1991, Goldman Sachs brings its London-based staff under a single roof in a new office building on Fleet Street in London that incorporates functional, collaborative work spaces and the latest technology. Peterborough Court will serve as the firm’s European headquarters for nearly three decades.

Culture , Globalization

Marriage Equality

In 2013, Goldman Sachs joins other business leaders and advocates in signing a friend of the court brief supporting marriage equality.

Culture , Leadership

1944: D-Day, the Bretton Woods Conference and the Dawn of the IMF and the World Bank

Goldman Sachs turns 75 in 1944 as World War II continued to engulf much of the globe and world leaders convene to plan for post-war governance, economic reconstruction, and financial stability.

Culture , Globalization

Looking to Expand in Asia, Goldman Sachs Establishes Hong Kong Presence

Goldman Sachs opens an office in Hong Kong in 1983, recognizing the role of the port territory as a vital financial bridge for the entire Asian region.

Culture , Globalization

1919: Treaty of Versailles, the First Trans-Atlantic Flight, and Rotary Dial Telephones

Goldman Sachs turns 50 in 1919, the year when the Treaty of Versailles is signed ending World War I and the world sees the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.

Culture , Globalization

1894: Coca-Cola, the International Olympic Committee, and the “Velocipede”

Goldman Sachs turns 25 during the US economic recession of the mid-1890s.

Culture , Globalization

With 10,000 Small Businesses, Goldman Sachs Helps to Fuel the Engines of US Job Creation

Goldman Sachs launches a US$500 million initiative in 2009 to help small businesses create jobs and drive economic growth through greater access to education, financial capital and business support services.

Culture , Service

New Global Headquarters Opens at 85 Broad Street

In 1983, Goldman Sachs opens its newly constructed headquarters building at 85 Broad Street in New York City’s financial district.

Culture

Sidney Weinberg Helps Set the Standard for Corporate Directorship in the 20th Century

In 1949, Sidney Weinberg gives a speech on the responsibilities of corporate directors before the Harvard Business School Club in Cleveland. His model for corporate directorship will be widely cited and emulated for decades.

Culture , Leadership

Pursuing Opportunity, Goldman Sachs Establishes Boston and Chicago Offices

Goldman Sachs opens offices in Boston and Chicago in 1900, thus becoming a national company.

Culture , Globalization

Goldman Sachs Takes First Step to Becoming a Global Firm with London Office

In 1970, Goldman Sachs opens its first international office on Goldsmith Street in London.

Culture , Globalization

Goldman Sachs Plans First Headquarters for Site of Marcus Goldman’s Original Office

In 1929, Goldman Sachs announces it will build a new 20-story headquarters at 30 Pine Street, the first-ever construction project by the firm.

Culture

Goldman Sachs Launches Community TeamWorks, Its Signature Volunteer Program

Community TeamWorks, the firm’s flagship volunteering initiative, was launched in 1997. The program gives employees a day off from work to participate in team-based projects with nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Culture , Service

Paradigm Shift as Goldman Sachs Decides to Go Public

After decades of impassioned debate, the partners of Goldman Sachs voted in 1998 to take the firm public the following year. The firm was among the last large financial institutions to do so.

Clients , Culture

Landmark Partnership Preserves Pristine Wilderness in Tierra del Fuego

In 2004, the firm entered into a landmark public-private partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society to establish the Karukinka Natural Park on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

Culture , Service

Embracing Past and Future, Goldman Sachs Breaks Ground on Global Headquarters in Manhattan

Goldman Sachs broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art headquarters at 200 West Street on November 29, 2005, consolidating all of the firm’s New York City people in one building and once again demonstrating its commitment to Lower Manhattan.

Culture

Harnessing the Power of Education for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Goldman Sachs launches 10,000 Women in 2008, a program dedicated to providing women in underserved communities around the world with a business and management education.

Culture , Service

Tapping Junior Talent's Competitive Spirit to Generate Grants for Nonprofits

Goldman Sachs launched the Analyst Impact Fund in 2016, providing a creative, collaborative opportunity for the firm’s junior talent to compete with their peers for grants to benefit the nonprofit organizations of their choice.

Culture , Service