Richard Goode

Lecturer – Sustainability
Senior Consulting Manager, Ernst & Young

Rich Goode is a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP’s United States climate change and sustainability services practice with experience in implementing sustainability programs at large organizations as well as expertise in carbon accounting. In this role, Goode assists in the development, verification, and implementation of climate change and sustainability assurance competencies.

Goode is also one of Ernst & Young’s national subject matter resources in Dodd-Frank Section 1502 covering responsible sourcing of minerals in conflict-affected regions. In this role, Goode has developed subject matter expertise in responsible supply chains, third-party track and trace, and US Securities and Exchange Commission compliance.

Previously, Goode was the head of global sustainability for Alcatel-Lucent, a Paris-based supplier of telecommunications equipment. At Alcatel-Lucent, Goode implemented the first ever sustainability function and led the company’s efforts in measuring, reporting, and setting sustainability key performance indicators. He was a key leader in driving the company’s Carbon Disclosure Project Performance Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Sector Leadership wins. Under Goode’s leadership, the company was also recognized as having a top five greenhouse gas accounting program in the Environmental Tracking Global 800 Report, published by the Environmental Investment Organization. Goode also developed the company’s conflict minerals policy and participated in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development pilot program for conflict minerals.

Prior to his role as head of global sustainability, Goode held leadership positions with Alcatel-Lucent in operations and product management with profit and loss responsibility for the optical multiplexer product portfolio.