Columbia Law School, Columbia University Earth Institute Relaunch Center on Sustainable Investment
New York, May 21, 2014—Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute, Columbia University have relaunched the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), formerly known as the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC). CCSI develops practical approaches and solutions to maximize the impact of international investment for sustainable development, focusing in particular on investment law and policy and sustainable investments in land and extractive industries.
- produces innovative applied research
- conducts trainings
- holds classes for Columbia students
- advises governments and other stakeholders on key policy questions
- hosts conferences and workshops on important policy-related issues
- develops tools and resources to advance sustainable international investment
Operating as a joint entity of Columbia Law School and The Earth Institute at Columbia University since 2008, CCSI is dedicated to the study, practice, and discussion of sustainable international investment. Under the direction of Lisa Sachs ’08, CCSI integrates expertise in law, economics, and investment. The center promotes knowledge sharing with a vast network of policy makers, development advocates, scholars, business leaders, and community stakeholders to maximize the sustainable development potential of international investment.
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The Earth Institute, Columbia University mobilizes the sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainable earth. Through interdisciplinary research among more than 500 scientists in diverse fields, the Institute is adding to the knowledge necessary for addressing the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. With over two dozen associated degree curricula and a vibrant fellowship program, the Earth Institute is educating new leaders to become professionals and scholars in the growing field of sustainable development. We work alongside governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals to devise innovative strategies to protect the future of our planet.