Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Legendary Development Economist

Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. He is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

"One of the 100 most influential people in the world"

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  • Economic Development
  • Ending Global Poverty
  • Enlightened Globalisation
  • Climate Change


He presents in English.

How he presents

An enlightening and engaging speaker, Prof Sachs' presentations are well researched and filled with a wealth of useful actionable information.

Books & Media

  • Ethics in Action for Sustainable Development
  • A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism
  • The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions
  • Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable
  • Age of Sustainable Development
  • To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace
  • The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

In Detail

Sachs served as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, for Kofi Annan (2001-2017), Ban Ki-moon (2008-2016), and Antonio Guterres (2017-18). From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Jeffrey is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a non-profit organisation aimed at ending extreme global poverty. In 2015, he was awarded the Blue Planet Prize. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as Director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.


For more than 20 years he has been at the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.



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