The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development is a regional center of excellence that advances the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, tackling the sustainability agenda through education, training, research and policy advisory. The Center has a focus on research and policy practice, delivering world-class programs to train students, practitioners and policy leaders on sustainable initiatives while working in collaboration with industry, government bodies, NGOs and universities worldwide, to develop solutions related to the SDGs.
Launched in December 2016, the Center operates out of Sunway University under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable development. The Center was borne out of a $10 million gift from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Sustainable Development practices are embedded in everyday life.
Promote green development and social progress through research and education.
Implement the multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development through the expertise of the faculties at Sunway University, and by collaborating with other outstanding global and Malaysian universities.
Collaborate closely with government agencies, private sector groups, and civil society to formulate public policies and actions to realize the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Offer educational program at the masters, doctoral and executive levels to meet the operational needs of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals efficiently.
Serve as the Southeast Asia regional hub of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.