Investing in the Transition for a More Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable World
  • Discuss the role finance plays to prepare our investments to be more resilient, future proof and sustainable
  • Share how we assess and address environmental, governance and social risks through the investment lifecycle and are building the capabilities and tools to uplift and support our investments
  • Share how we are investing in solutions to accelerate the climate and inclusive growth

Letitia Webster
Global Head of Sustainability, Private Markets
Goldman Sachs

Letitia is a managing director in the Sustainable Investment Group and chief sustainability officer for the Asset Management Private Markets Division. She serves on the Asset Management Division Sustainability Council. Letitia joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2020. Letitia started and leads the Sustainability platform for the Private Markets division which oversees over $450 billion in AUM. She leads the strategy and impact efforts, supports sourcing, portfolio engagement and sits on the Investment Committee for the Horizon Environment and Climate Fund, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in environmental and climate solutions to support the transition to a more sustainable economy and planet.

Prior to joining the firm, Letitia was chief sustainability officer and partner at Mission Driven Capital Partners (MDCP), a private equity firm that invests in sustainable products and solutions to accelerate corporate sustainability efforts. Prior to MDCP, she served as global vice president of sustainability and head of purpose for the VF Corporation, the Fortune 500 parent company of brands, including The North Face, Timberland and Vans. She created the VF Made for Change Sustainability Strategy and led the effort to create and integrate a first-ever, enterprise-wide purpose.

Earlier in her career, Letitia spent twelve years at The North Face as senior director of marketing, where she focused on strategic marketing, sustainability and outdoor participation. She began her career at Sheep Mountain Alliance, a grassroots citizen organization dedicated to preserving the natural environment in Southwest Colorado.

Letitia serves as a director on the boards of Recover LLC, Metiri, LLC, Impact Nano LLC, and Tres Mesas Wind Farm.

Letitia earned a BA from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Pinchot University.