CSE is ranked as the no 1 think tank on environment policy in the global south according to latest edition of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report released by the University of Pennsylvania. The report ranks CSE among the top 16 environment think tanks globally. 

As accelerating advances in disruptive technologies transform politics and increase the velocity of information and policy flows worldwide, think tanks, policymakers and the public are being confronted with changes that may move faster than they can comprehend. Global economies are being altered by the 4th Industrial Revolution in a way that will fundamentally alter the meaning and purpose of work, education and life itself. This is occurring at the same time that the Post-Cold War World Order is being challenged and transformed.