Steven GodekeAdjunct Assistant Professor
Steven Godeke is an independent impact investment advisor who works with foundations, corporations and non-profit organizations to integrate their philanthropic and investment goals. Based on the desire to link his financial expertise and public policy experience, he founded Godeke Consulting in 2001. Steven advises his clients on the creation and execution of impact investment strategies across asset classes and program areas. Prior to establishing his own firm, Steven worked for twelve years in corporate and project finance with Deutsche Bank where he structured debt and equity products and advised corporate clients in the natural resources, telecommunications, media and real estate industries.
Steven has been very active in the education of the next generation of impact investors. He is an adjunct professor of finance at NYU's Stern School of Business where he teaches Investing for Environmental and Social Impact and at CGA where he teaches a course in Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship. Steven has also been at the forefront of the impact investing industry and has contributed to the field through several groundbreaking publications. Steven serves on the board of trustees and chairs the finance committee of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, a family foundation that focuses on social justice and has a long history of aligning its investment and impact goals. Steven grew up on a family farm in Southern Indiana and attended Purdue University where he received a B.S. in Management and a B.A. in German. He studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne and earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University.