Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO, Recognized as LGBT Ally
Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein has been recognized by OUTstanding, a nonprofit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies, on the organization's annual Top 20 Allies list.
Lloyd Blankfein has been a strong public advocate of LGBT rights and the importance of inclusive environments; he was among the very first CEOs to publicly support marriage equality.
OUTstanding's 2014 Top 20 OUTstanding Allies list was published in a Financial Times special report on October 9th. Lloyd was ranked #2 on the list.
For the past ten years, Goldman Sachs has been awarded a 100 percent score on The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
The firm’s policies seek to reinforce a culture of inclusion and meritocracy, and provide the same benefits to all spouses and domestic partners. Additionally the firm partners with a number of LGBT organizations, including Stonewall, Human Rights Campaign and Community Business.
Earlier this year, Lloyd spoke at the inaugural “Out in Law Summit,” following the firm’s hosting of the “Out on the Street Summit” in 2013.