Bill Bynum, chief executive officer of HOPE, joins a conversation with Asahi Pompey, global head of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, to discuss how he is addressing systemic racial and economic inequality in America’s disadvantaged communities by providing capital and promoting economic inclusion.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Charles Phillips discusses his leadership in the tech industry, his perspective on the future of cloud computing, and his work to advance the economic interests of Black Americans through the Black Economic Alliance.
In this episode of Talks at GS , Christina Swarns, executive director of the Innocence Project, discusses the organization’s work to free wrongfully imprisoned individuals and her focus on the structural reforms needed to prevent wrongful convictions in the future. She is joined by Huwe Burton, a former client who was wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager and subsequently exonerated after nearly 20 years in prison.
In this episode of Talks at GS, chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson discusses founding Red Rooster in Harlem, navigating the challenges of the pandemic, and reflections from his recent book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author Richard Rothstein discusses his investigation into housing policies that shaped American cities in the 20th century and why housing remains central to the national conversation on racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, broadcaster and bestselling author Afua Hirsch discusses her exploration of race and identity while writing her novel Brit(ish), and the public dialogue on racial equity in the UK today.
In this episode of Talks at GS, photographer Misan Harriman talks about the moment he became the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue and the impact the internet and photography can have on social change and racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Cerevel Therapeutics CEO Dr. Tony Coles discusses advances within the pharmaceutical industry, how to drive racial equity within companies, and his approach to hiring the next generation of talent.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author Bernardine Evaristo discusses her Booker Prize-winning book Girl, Woman, Other and the crucial role literature plays in educating people on racial equity and Black history.
In this episode of Talks at GS, producer Phil Bertelsen and historian Abdur-Rahman Muhammad discuss the documentary series Who Killed Malcolm X?, the role of Malcolm X in the struggle for Black equality and the current conversation on racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Princeton professor and author Eddie Glaude Jr. discusses the legacy of 20th century essayist and novelist James Baldwin and why he believes Baldwin’s reflections on America and the Black experience are so relevant today.
Allison Nathan, senior strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses her latest Top of Mind report on how to close the large and persistent Black-white earnings and wealth gaps central to the social and economic racial inequality in the US.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Cori “Coco” Gauff discusses her breakthrough season in the Women’s Tennis Association, her views on the future of women’s tennis and how she is using her platform to speak out on issues related to racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, discusses her work campaigning for justice following her son Stephen’s 1993 murder and her views on race relations today.
America appears to be at a point of reckoning with its long history of social and economic racial inequality. How to close the large and persistent Black-white earnings and wealth gaps central to this inequality is not just Top of Mind, but one of the most pressing questions of our time.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Leslie Odom Jr. discusses the role that the arts play in the current conversation around racial equity, the release of Hamilton as a film, and the continuing cultural relevance of the story of the musical since its 2015 Broadway debut.
In this episode of Talks at GS, David Lammy, member of Parliament for Tottenham, discusses race relations in the UK, his work campaigning for social justice and the impact of the coronavirus on the Asian, Black and minority ethnic communities.
In this episode of Talks at GS, BET Networks President Scott Mills discusses systemic racism, violence and inequality in American life; BET’s efforts to empower black Americans through its programming; and ways in which protest can lead to sustainable change.
In this episode of Talks at GS, mayors Eric Johnson (Dallas, TX), Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH), and LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans, LA) discuss how they are thinking about the way forward for their communities post-pandemic and on issues of racial equality.
Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Black Network recently hosted a virtual townhall to share experiences with racial discrimination in the US and around the world. Lisa Opoku, global chief operating officer for the firm’s Engineering Division, moderated a discussion with Margaret Anadu, head of Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group, Leke Osinubi, chief risk officer for the Core Engineering business unit, Kene Ejikeme, head of Multi Asset Platform Sales in EMEA, and Sean Legister, a vice president in Multi Asset Sales in New York, on how to bring the Black community—and its allies—together.
Scott Budnick discusses his career shift from producer of blockbuster comedies like “The Hangover” to films with socially relevant themes, including “Just Mercy,” and his work on behalf of social justice and criminal justice reform. Watch Video
Eric Foner, Author of The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
Eric Foner discusses how passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments reshaped American democracy and how the Reconstruction era continues to influence the modern debate around fundamental rights and their constitutional interpretation. Watch Video
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discusses his journey from childhood poverty in rural Texas to running a $13 billion endowment as well as his efforts to rethink how philanthropies can help fight social inequality. Watch Video
David W. Blight discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Frederick Douglass, Douglass’s path from slave to statesman, and why his ideas about freedom, equality and the promise of American idealism feel distinctly modern today. Watch Video
Starbucks COO and Group President Rosalind Brewer discusses her groundbreaking career, navigating the growth strategy of Starbucks and her thoughts on bringing more racial and gender diversity to the highest levels of corporate America. Watch Video
Social entrepreneur and CNN host Van Jones discusses his recent work to build bipartisan consensus for criminal justice reform in America and what it means for the future of the justice system and race relations in the country. Watch Video
Author Gilbert King discusses his work uncovering one of the darkest, nearly forgotten moments in the history of the civil rights movement and the role Thurgood Marshall played in championing racial equality in the U.S. Watch Video
Professional fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad – the first US Olympian to compete in a hijab and first Muslim-American woman to medal at the Olympics – discusses her journey to the games and what it has meant to young athletes around the world. Watch Video
Yale law professor James Forman, Jr., author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, offers his perspective on the evolution and enforcement of criminal justice policy in the U.S., and the disproportionate impact it has had – and continues to have – on people of color. Watch Video
In this conversation, documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr., Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick and Johnny Taylor, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, discuss the critical role that HBCUs have played throughout their history in creating educational opportunities and advancing the state of race relations in the U.S. Watch Video
Georgetown University and Brown University have taken significant steps in recent years to address historical associations with slavery. Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown, and Dr. Ruth Simmons, president emerita of Brown, discuss efforts to lead their institutions to an acknowledgement and deeper understanding of that history, and a sense of how to reckon with it today. Watch Video
NAACP CEO and ordained minister Cornell Brooks discusses his path to ministry and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Watch Video
Congressman John Lewis, US representative of Georgia’s fifth congressional district, shares his experiences as a leader in the civil rights movement in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.