emgp team

South Africa

Partner: School of Economics, Potchefstroom, North-West University

Chile

Partner:United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile (IEI)

Mexico

Institution: Institute for Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Brazil

Institution: São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Colombia

Institution: Universidad Externado de Colombia

Hungary

Partner: ICEG European Center

Poland

Partner: Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research

Turkey

Partner: Istanbul Aydın University and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK)

India

Partner: Premila Nazareth Satyanand, Nonresident Senior Fellow at India’s National Council for Applied Economic Research.

Russia

Partner: Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

China

Institution :School of Business, Central University of Finance and Economics
Contact partner

Coordination Team

Lise Johnson

Lise Johnson leads the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s work on investment law and policy. Her work at CCSI centers on analyzing the contractual, legislative, and international legal frameworks governing international investment, and shaping the impacts that those investments have on sustainable development objectives. 

She focuses in particular on analyzing international investment treaties and the investor-state arbitrations that arise under them, examining the implications those treaties and cases have for host countries’ domestic policies and development strategies. In addition, she concentrates on key institutional and procedural aspects of the legal framework, including efforts to increase transparency in and legitimacy of investor-state dispute settlement. 

She has a B.A. from Yale University, J.D. from University of Arizona, LL.M. from Columbia Law School, and is admitted to the bar in California.

Mario Saraiva

Mario Saraiva

Mario Saraiva is a Brazilian national and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, in New York City. He is a strong advocate for evidence-based policy and believes much can be done through research and data analysis. At Columbia, Mario took classes on impact evaluation of public policies and data science.

Since January 2017, at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Mario co-leads a research project on the role of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence on sustainable investments in emerging markets. For four years, he worked in different sectors such as in the Sustainable Development, Social Protection and Disaster Risk Management Global practices at the World Bank.

Premila Nazareth Satyanand

Premila Nazareth Satyanand is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and Founder, foreigndirectinvestment.in, a fledgling Indian foreign direct investment research centre.

She began her career with the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (New York) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (now IMA India, in New Delhi) facilitating dialogue between governments and foreign direct investors on economic liberalization and advising foreign direct investors on entry strategy.

In the mid-1990s, she was seconded to South Africa’s Trade Ministry and the United Nations’ electoral missions in South Africa and the Western Sahara. She has consulted for UNCTAD, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank Group, contributed to the United Nations World Investment Report 2008, and was a Member of the Indian Planning Commission’s Twelfth Plan Task Force on simplifying India’s business regulatory framework.

South America

Brazil
São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Colombia
Universidad Externado de Colombia

Chile
Miguel Pérez Ludeña, expert in foreign direct investment and sustainable development. 

north America

Mexico
Institute for Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

europe

Hungary
ICEG European Center

Poland
Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research

Russia
Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Turkey
Istanbul Aydın University and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK)

Africa

South Africa
School of Economics, Potchefstroom, North-West University

asia

China
Dr. Xinjian Cui, professor at Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing.

India
Premila Nazareth Satyanand, Nonresident Senior Fellow, National Council for Applied Economic Research