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.

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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.


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.


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.


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