Andy Howard was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he led the bank’s GS SUSTAIN research team, integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) with industrial, competitive and financial analysis.
Andy has also worked with McKinsey in New York where he advised financial institutions and was involved in the firm’s Business in Society work, with Global Witness, a development focused NGO, and as a mining analyst with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Deutsche Bank, where he was twice voted Europe’s leading analyst in the sector.
Andy is currently the Managing Director of Didas Research, an independent research firm focusing on long term equity investing. Didas Research applies objective analysis integrating financial, industrial, competitive and stakeholder measures to identify companies well placed to sustain long term earnings growth and equity market outperformance. At the heart of Didas’ research lies a belief that in the long run, stock market outperformance, profitability and competitive advantage are intrinsically linked to companies’ abilities to adapt to changing social and environmental pressures.
Andy earned a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and has an MBA from INSEAD.