Richard L. Kauffman

Good Energies

Richard Kauffman is the chief executive officer of Good Energies, one of the largest independent investors in renewable energy.

Previously, Kauffman was a managing director of Goldman Sachs and he worked in numerous leadership positions with Morgan Stanley. Kauffman has also been a lecturer in finance and financial accounting at the Yale School of Management and a teaching fellow in foreign policy at Yale College.

Kauffman 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.

Featured Work

SEP 14, 2009 Podcast

Interview with Richard Kauffman, CEO, Good Energies

"There is really nothing quite as essential, both in the developed and the developing world, as energy. You literally cannot have economic development without energy."