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Lisa Sachs

Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University

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Lisa Sachs is the Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, where she oversees the three areas of focus for CCSI: investments in extractive industries, investments in land and agriculture, and investment law and policy. She is also a lecturer at Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development. She is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s thematic group on the Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources and is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mining & Metals. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, and earned her Juris Doctor and a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, where she was a James Kent Scholar and recipient of the Parker School Certificate in International and Comparative Law.