Hugh Lawson is global head of Institutional Client Strategy within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) with oversight responsibility for the division’s strategic, single-asset, or multi-asset assignments with institutional clients, globally. In addition, he leads the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing efforts for the Investment Management Division. Mr. Lawson is a member of the GSAM Client Experience Group, with a focus on developing GSAM’s strategic work on a range of investment and market-related topics. Mr. Lawson was previously co-head of Alternative Capital Markets and prior to that he was co-head of the Hedge Fund Strategies. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 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. Mr. Lawson earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Lawson lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson Delivers Keynote Address at Sustainable Investing Forum of World Resources Institute

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.

Hugh Lawson to Lead Goldman Sachs’ ESG Efforts

RBF trustee Hugh Lawson was named as head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's global environmental, social, and governance efforts in a newly created position.