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Earth Day Event on Food Insecurity and Economic Inequity

Hi, I'll be hosting an Earth Day event sponsored by the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York on Wed, April 22 from 12:30pm-1:30pm EDT. It will focus on food insecurity and how this is both a symptom and a cause of overall socioeconomic inequity. You can register for the event here. Details of the event are below:

CCNY Sustainable Investment Fund Club Earth Day Event

- A Focus on Food Insecurity and Economic Inequity - Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, 12:30-1:30PM EDT Register for this online webinar here : The newly formed CCNY Sustainable Investment Fund Club is proud to present a kick-off event during this year’s Earth Day that will focus on food insecurity and how COVID-19 has exacerbated this inequity as well other socioeconomic inequities that have been worsening over the past several decades. We will also highlight the hidden interconnected relationships that exist between money, capital markets, and monetary policy, and how this complex financial system impacts the food economy, logistics, and waste that it creates, as well as the food choices that people are offered. And lastly, we will provide examples of what the CCNY community can do to combat this inequity now and also to think longer term of how we can structurally change our current economic system locally and globally to benefit people in society who are most vulnerable. We are fortunate to have two guest speakers with us for this event: NANCY EASTON Nancy Easton is the Executive Director of Wellness in the Schools (WITS). She cofounded WITS in 2005, aiming to inspire healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for public school kids. As Executive Director, Easton has helped WITS grow from one school in New York City to over 190 throughout the United States, serving approximately 90,000 students. Easton was named a Food Revolution Hero by chef-food activist Jamie Oliver, and “Renegade Lunch Lady” Ann Cooper recognized her as a Lunchbox Hero for her dedication to school lunch reform. Easton earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master’s Degree from Bank Street College of Education, and her Administration and Supervision certification from City College and Fordham University. Before founding WITS, she worked for the New York City Department of Education for over 15 years as a teacher, a teacher mentor, and a School Leader. Easton is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. NAUSHER KHAN Nausher Khan is the Director of Business and Strategic Partnerships at Red Rabbit. In his role, he is responsible for the expansion of the organization into new territories with mission aligned partners. Prior to joining Red Rabbit, he founded an artificial intelligence company focusing on child nutrition management in West Africa. Nausher has over a decade of experience in social development ranging from work in education, financial inclusion, youth and media development to food and nutritional security throughout the world. Nausher holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts from York University. His impact is centered on ensuring that every single child has access to sufficient and nutritious food and never has to attend class on an empty stomach. Hosted by - PAUL KIM Paul Kim is a Senior Fellow at The City College of New York (CCNY). He focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing and how the global economy and capital markets will address and deliver solutions regarding the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He also teaches a course called Applied Investing at CCNY. Paul has deep experience on Wall Street and global finance in prominent hedge funds such as SAC Capital and Omega Advisors, and in equity research departments at leading investment banks such as Bank of America focusing on the global technology, media, and telecom sectors. He earned a BS in management and marketing and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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