Ideally, it would be great if [the Goldman Environmental Prize] didn’t exist, because then all of the people that inhabit this globe [will have] realized that stewardship of this planet is of utmost importance.
John Goldman dreams of living in a world that doesn't need the Goldman Environmental Prize. The annual prize, founded by Goldman's parents in 1990 is awarded to grassroots environmental heroes on the six inhabited continents. The award-winners are often people putting their safety at risk to protect the natural world. Prior to becoming President of the Goldman Environmental Foundation, he served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the State of California and then as Chairman for Willis Insurance Services of California.
Goldman serves on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, the Board of Governors of the Insurance Industry Charitable Fund, and the Stanford University Athletic Board. He is also a past president of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.
My wife and I have already committed to Divest-Invest as a major step going forward, and hope that others will also follow.