Christopher Lambe

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Agriculture and Food Security Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Christopher Lambe is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Agriculture and Food Security Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is a Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, working on the development of the U.N. Sustainable Soil Business Principles. He is formerly the Senior Director of Social Responsibility at the Mosaic Company and Executive Director of the Mosaic Company Foundation, where he developed the social responsibility function from inception. He was a board member of the New Vision for Agriculture at the World Economic Forum and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Natural Capital. He oversaw the Mosaic Villages Project that helped 300,000 smallholder farmers move from subsistence agriculture to a surplus on three continents. He managed a research team at Target Corporation focused on a new strategic direction for Target’s 5% giving that resulted in a $1- billion commitment to America’s public schools. Chris has worked on new ventures in the energy, education and music fields and has run as a candidate for public office in the Irish Senate. Chris was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is a graduate of the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin.