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Steven Goldbach

Principal | Sustainability, Climate & Equity Leader

Steven leads Deloitte’s Sustainability practice in the US. This practice serves the complex and novel challenges our clients face across issues such as climate change, DEI, and other challenges associated with creating a more sustainable future. We help clients make measurable progress on all dimensions of these challenges by bringing to the table all areas of Deloitte's expertise.

Prior to assuming the leadership of this practice, Steve served as Deloitte’s US Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) more than 8 years. Over his time as CSO, the US firm made a major pivot in strategy, focusing on winning as an integrated firm. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was the head of the New York Office at Monitor Group, and head of strategy for Forbes. 

Steve has co-authored two bestselling books – Detonate: Why – and how – corporations must blow up best practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to survive (Wiley, 2018), and Provoke: How leaders shape the future by overcoming fatal human flaws (Wiley, 2021). Thinkers50 has nominated Steve as a finalist for the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in Strategy and in 2021 for the Distinguished Leadership Award

Steve holds degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston, where he serves on the Global Advisory Board of its Smith School of Business, and Columbia Business School. He and his wife live in Manhattan with their young daughter.