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Professor Jeffrey Sachs

President, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development
at Columbia University, where he directed the Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is
President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Co-Chair of the Council of
Engineers for the Energy Transition, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for
Development, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican, and Tan
Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor at Sunway University. He has been Special
Advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate
under Secretary General António Guterres. He spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard
University, where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Sachs has received 42
honorary doctorates, and his recent awards include the 2022 Tang Prize in Sustainable
Development, the Legion of Honor by decree of the President of the Republic of France, and the
Order of the Cross from the President of Estonia. His most recent books are The Ages of
Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020) and Ethics in Action for
Sustainable Development (2022).

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