CSIS Launches Global Sustainability Series

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014—The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announces the “Global Sustainability Series,” a public event series to examine innovative strategies that governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector actors can deploy to support sustained international development and economic transformation.

This year-long series, made possible by support from Bechtel Corporation, aims to foster dialogue and debate around global sustainability issues such as urbanization, infrastructure, and resource scarcity, and to generate new ideas and solutions. The series will investigate the role of the private sector, in partnership with host governments, multilateral institutions, the U.S. government, and nongovernmental organizations, in helping solve some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.

Hosted at CSIS’ landmark headquarters in Washington D.C., events will further focus on government capacity building, energy infrastructure, sustainable resource development, and economic development in various regions across the world.

The launch of the series takes place on October 14th at CSIS and will focus on innovative approaches to building government capacity in Africa, focusing on how private sector actors, governments, and multilateral institutions can support effective planning and management of infrastructure development to promote sustained and inclusive development. For more information, visit www.csis.org.


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.