Our core cultural value is to treat others the way we want to be treated.
We call this principle “Gold Standard.”

Gold Standard inspires us to think about the impact of our actions on all our stakeholders: investors, private equity sponsors, obligors, employees and society as a whole.

It means we’re committed to being a responsible steward of capital and talent because it’s the right thing to do, it’s aligned with the values of our team and it makes our business stronger.


Investment Process: We believe that careful analysis of material risks related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors helps us make better credit decisions.1

Talent: We believe in nurturing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, and in supporting our team with training and development that accelerates their growth.

Impact Philanthropy: We support high impact nonprofit organizations, especially those whose work has a multiplier effect.


We believe our long-term success depends on our ability to recruit and retain top talent. This means fostering an environment that draws on a diversity of life experiences, knowledge, skills and perspectives of our team.

We believe that investing in our people makes our business better and lets us play an active role in bridging the opportunity gap faced by professionals from underserved communities.

We have several Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which support the professional goals, development and engagement of our diverse employee base.


The Golub Capital Social Impact Labs are the cornerstone of our Impact Philanthropy program.

The Golub Capital Labs are designed to engage the next generation of business leaders and academics at leading business schools to accelerate progress across the nonprofit ecosystem, particularly among nonprofits serving members of historically underserved communities.

Each Golub Capital Lab focuses on a distinct lever for improving nonprofit effectiveness, such as machine learning and AI tools, Board governance and leadership development. The growing network of Golub Capital labs includes:

The Golub Capital Lab at Stanford GSB uses digital technology and social science research to improve the effectiveness of leading social sector organizations.

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The Golub Capital Lab at Booth features a nonprofit leadership program called IGNITE, created in partnership with the Chicago Urban League. IGNITE is focused on helping support nonprofit leaders serving the Black community to accelerate their impact and the impact of the organizations they lead.

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The Golub Capital Lab at Kellogg develops and trains MBAs to become more effective board members via the Golub Capital Board Fellows Program.

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A culture of responsibility is what makes ESG more than just letters. We hold ourselves to high standards as part of our commitment to our investors, sponsors, borrowers and colleagues.

Timothy Kleiman
Managing Director, Head of ESG and Co-Chair of the Golub Capital Pride+ Business Resource Group


Our collaborative, inclusive culture is key to our long-term success. We’re at our best when we support and elevate each other.

Cecil Hall
Senior Counsel


Golub Capital values teamwork and engaging with a diversity of perspectives to solve problems and overcome challenges.

Ravdeep Anand
Managing Director, Co-Head of the Solutions Group and Senior Advisor to the Golub Capital Mosaic Business Resource Group


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion doesn’t just mean treating each other with respect and dignity; it means supporting each other to achieve shared success.

Tia Malhotra
Managing Director, Direct Lending and Co-Chair of the Golub Capital Mosaic Business Resource Group


At Golub Capital, we succeed when our partners succeed. Our culture of responsibility stems from our relentless focus on the long-term success of our partners and communities.

David B. Golub

1. “Investment Process” generally refers to our Direct Lending (DL) and Broadly Syndicated Loan (BSL) strategies unless otherwise specified. DL and BSL investments constitute over 99% of the Firm’s capital under management as of October 1, 2021. There is no guarantee that our ESG analysis will be effective at improving our credit decisions. Investments carry the risk of loss.