Jeffrey D. Sachs

Renowned Sustainable Development Economist. Columbia University Professor & Director, Center for Sustainable Development. Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General & Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Renowned Sustainable Development Economist. Columbia University Professor & Director, Center for Sustainable Development. Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General & Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Jeffrey D. Sachs is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    No living economist combines Jeffrey Sachs’s international experience and common touch. Jeffrey Sachs is the world’s leading authority on sustainable economic development and has advised governments, the UN, and even the Pope. Organizations with an interest in forging a more just global future will find their ideal keynote speaker in Jeffrey Sachs.

    Jeffrey D. Sachs Speaker Biography

    The New York Times has called sustainable-development speaker Jeffrey Sachs “the most important economist in the world”. As a sought-after public speaker, Jeffrey Sachs brings a common touch to the most complex issues of our time.

    Jeffery Sachs’s bestselling books draw on a storied career as an economics advisor, professor, researcher, and syndicated columnist. In 2015, he won the Blue Planet Prize, the most prestigious global award for environmental leadership. Time magazine has twice named Sachs among 100 most influential world leaders. A survey by the Economist ranked him among the world’s three most important living economists.

    Sachs is a leading expert on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work with more than 125 countries has allowed him to improve the fortunes of more than 90% of the world’s population. Sachs works with national governments to craft economic strategy, promote sustainable practices, and resolve economic instability.

    Above all, his unparalleled expertise is sought by international organizations as well. Sachs has served as a Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries General, and is an SDG Advocate to current SG António Guterres. Additionally, he directs the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is a commissioner on the UN Broadband Commission for Development. Pope John Paul II invited Sachs to advise on the encyclical Centesimus Annus.

    Sachs offers the benefit of his experience to the general public through his popular books, articles, and columns. His books include the New York Times bestsellers The End of Poverty, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, and The Price of Civilization. His contributions regularly appear in publications ranging from the Financial Times to Scientific American.

    Jeffrey D. Sachs Keynote Topics

    On his bestseller, The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs offers a roadmap to follow the path to a more prosperous, poverty-free, and safer world. Sachs states that for the first time in history, our generation has a unique opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty in the world's neediest countries and areas. Is it possible to stop the vicious cycle of diseases, systemic indebtedness and natural catastrophes that keeps billions of the earth's inhabitants behind? After having been an economic advisor to governments, politicians and world organizations, and working in more than 100 different countries, Sachs combines his incredible experience with his CV as one of the best economists of our time to offer a current map of poverty in the world and why the gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen, instead of narrowing. By explaining the causes of economic prosperity, Sachs offers thought-provoking data and economic solutions that combine political, environmental, ethical and social aspects to propose policies that affect the poorest countries emerging from the cycle of poverty in the coming decades.

    Jeffrey Sachs predicts that our future as a species, and that of our planet, is at stake. The almost 8 billion people who inhabit it, compete with each other to climb positions in the world economy, increasingly connected thanks to new technologies, trade and migration, and the growing and worrying threat of environmental disasters. Is our survival and that of the planet guaranteed? It is urgent to take action and immediately undertake reforms. Building on his bestseller, the Era of Sustainable Development, Sachs argues that states should prioritize that their economies continue to grow and develop sustainably. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved in 2015 by the 193 UN Member States should be the framework and guide to follow to save the planet and leave it in better condition for the following generations. Sachs believes that the combination of poverty reduction and social inclusion, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability can be achieved through them.

    Building on his latest bestseller, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable, Sachs offers an action plan / manifesto for the United States - although applicable to the rest of the States of the world - towards achieving sustainable development. In the era of political division and with booms of populism and denialist policies in the face of climate change, Sachs emphasizes not only economic but social and environmental objectives in the political configuration. If states continue to pursue unbridled economic growth alone, without paying attention to the widening social gap and economic inequality, and to dangerous environmental threats, they will even jeopardize growth itself. Sachs warns of these dangers, and offers countries specific ideas and solutions to achieve economic progress that is fair, protects the environment, and reduces inequalities in our society. The future may be bright, but we must act now.

    Jeffrey D. Sachs Speaking Videos

    Interview with Jeffrey Sachs
    Jeffrey Sachs - Full Keynote and Q&A at Oxford Union