Faculty Profile: Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs

Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor, Sustainable Development; Professor, Health Policy and Management


“Columbia faculty and researchers lead the most cutting-edge ventures in environmental and sustainable development and our students are integral to this work.”


Professor Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 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. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Sustainable Development