Martin Dietrich Brauch conducts economic and legal research, training, and advisory work at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). He focuses on mining and energy investments in the context of sustainable development and the low-carbon transition. His expertise also extends to investment law and policy, among other areas of international economic governance. He has worked extensively with developing countries, speaking English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Prior to joining CCSI, he worked as international law advisor on international investment law and policy at the global think tank International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), senior attorney at the media conglomerate Grupo RBS (Brazil), and associate attorney at the Brazilian law firm Lippert Advogados. As a graduate student, he undertook a legal internship with the Legal Affairs Programme of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). He received a B.A. in Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, and a specialization certificate in Environmental Law from the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. He holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law, where he was an IILJ International Law Fellow. He is qualified to practice law in Brazil and in New York.