Alexander Barkawi


Alexander Barkawi is the founder of the Council on Economic Policies (CEP) – an international non-profit, non-partisan economic policy think tank. Prior to his decision to build up CEP, he was the managing director of SAM Indexes and thus responsible for developing the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) into a key reference point for sustainability investing. Alex studied economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, followed by a Ph.D. at the university’s Institute of Sociology. He remains connected to the academic world as president of the oikos Foundation – an organization that supports the integration of sustainability issues into teaching and research at faculties for economics and management worldwide.

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