Award Name : Blue Planet Prize
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Environment
Location : New York City, New York, United States
Jeffrey David Sachs (born November 5, 1954) is an American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is known as one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.He was awarded the Blue Planet Prize in 2015 for his contributions to solving global environmental problems.