Australia & the Global Challenges of Sustainable Development

Australia & the Global Challenges of Sustainable Development

WA
May 19
This briefing is invitation only to CEDA trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. Invitations to CEDA Trustee boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. For more information please contact Cassandra Macgowan, Ph: 08 6104 7103.

Speakers

Jeffrey D Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Economist, Columbia University

Event overview

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Jeffrey D Sachs
Director, The Earth Institute; Economist, Columbia University

Jeffrey D Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior United Nations advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist ranked Professor Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Professor Sachs serves as 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 on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. He is also one of the Secretary-General's MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development.

Meet the host

Gary Arcus
General Manager WA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia

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