Hugh Lawson is a member of the leadership team for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM)’s Client Business with global responsibility for Institutional Client Strategy and the division’s Environmental, Social, and Governance investing efforts. In addition, he leads GSAM’s efforts focused on public pensions in North America. Mr. Lawson was previously co-head of Alternative Capital Markets and co-head of Hedge Fund Strategies. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 and was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lawson worked in New York for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Columbia College Board of Visitors. Mr. Lawson earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Hugh Lawson delivered the keynote address at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum and spoke about his experience integrating ESG principles into portfolios at Goldman Sachs, as well as the Fund's mission-aligned investment practices.