Hayden Goudy

Director of Environmental Social and Governance and Corporate Governance


Hayden Goudy advises clients on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) needs from a business intelligence perspective, using data to open the box on ESG.

As the Director of ESG and Corporate Governance at Orrick, Hayden provides non-legal strategic advice to clients on building the right ESG policies and getting to the bottom of their most pressing ESG issues. His area of focus includes the identification and assessment of priority ESG key performance indicators, giving investors, corporates, and other stakeholder insight and clarity into the alphabet soup of ESG. Driven by finding simple solutions to complex research and data problems, Hayden brings a key skill set to the ESG team’s services.

Prior to Orrick, Hayden worked in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice with Kroll, a global leader in governance, risk and transparency. He was based in their London office, where he founded a taskforce to help clients address ESG issues, including in emerging and frontier markets. He has experience across sectors, including financial institutions, technology, manufacturing, and oil and gas. He has managed teams providing flexible analytical support towards ESG issues, including pre-transaction investigative ESG due diligence and human rights investigations. He has also provided business intelligence research for market entry; counseling on reputational risk, including integrity due diligence and social media assessments; guidance on regulatory and compliance risks; and intelligence and analytical support in litigation and disputes.