Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Director of the Earth Institute

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" Time Magazine

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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.


  • Age of Sustainable Development
  • To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace
  • The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
  • Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
  • The End of Poverty

In Detail

Jeffrey is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been an advisor to the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, the World Health Organization and the UN Development Program. During 2000-2001, he was Chairman of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization and was a member of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission. He is also Director of the UN Millennium Project and is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. In 2015, Professor Sachs was awarded the Blue Planet Prize, a prize presented each year to two individuals or organizations worldwide to recognize major efforts to solve global environmental problems.


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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