Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum at Davos on 23 January, the US investment bank’s chief executive, David Solomon, said: “I think from a governance perspective, diversity on boards is a very, very important issue. We have been very, very focused on it. So we’re trying to find ways to encourage that.”
Does this mean that Goldman Sachs will need to employ compliance advisors to check the gender of directors? What if there is a white trans woman to man on the board? Would that exclude the listing?
What also happens if there is a Dolezal Candidate as in a white person who identifies as not white? What would Goldman Sachs do in situations like that.
If you are confused, just imagine being a fly on the wall of a due diligence committee reviewing the race and gender of the directors.