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Mission

The Center for Global Sustainable Development promotes and supports innovation that is both
environmentally sustainable and socially just. In keeping with the mission of the Jacobs School of
Engineering, the Center encourages students, faculty, staff, and alumni to pursue innovation for
the global good that especially benefits those at the bottom of the wealth pyramid. The Center
emphasizes problem-focused, solutions-oriented, human-centered education and research
aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. These include the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand
Challenges. The Center for Global Sustainable Development is a founding member of the UC
San Diego Changemaker Institute.