Richard Kauffman "is the CEO of Good Energies. Good Energies is one of the largest independent investors in renewable energy, with over $7 billion in value invested in solar and wind assets.
"Mr. Kauffman was previously a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he was chairman of the Global Financing Group, a member of the firms Partnership Committee, Commitments Committee, and Investment Banking Division Operating Committee. During his long career, Mr. Kauffman has had broad experience in capital markets and corporate finance. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was vice chairman of Morgan Stanleys Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Banking Department. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Kauffman was vice chairman and a member of the European Executive Committee of Morgan Stanley International.
"Mr. Kauffman has been a lecturer in finance and financial accounting at the Yale School of Management and a Teaching Fellow in foreign policy at Yale College. He holds a B.A in history from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, as well as a Masters in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.
"He is on the board of Q-Cells, The Brookings Institution, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Levi Strauss & Co., the New York Philharmonic, the Foreign Policy Association, the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors, The New School, and the French-American Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations."