Please note Tale of Two Cities
was originally scheduled for March 20th, and is now scheduled on Wednesday, April 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
About the Program
Income inequality is the topic of the day globally, throughout the
nation and in New York City. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks
2014 report notes that “Widening gaps between the richest and poorest
citizens threaten social and political stability as well as economic
development.” In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama
said “…corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and
those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely
budged. Inequality has deepened.” Here in New York City, Mayor de
Blasio was elected in large-part due to his criticism of “the two New
Yorks” and his promises to work to combat the increasing income
disparity in this city.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- with prior registration
What will it take to turn de Blasio’s
rhetoric into reality? Can he substantially improve life in New York
City for the nearly 2 million residents living below the poverty line?
Can he protect and restore the disappearing middle class? Can the Mayor
accomplish all of this without alienating Wall Street and other
industries crucial to the city’s economy? Can he keep the city solvent
and avoid a repeat of the catastrophic budget failures that have plagued
the city’s past? Join us on March 20th as the Sustainability Practice
Network and Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate
Integrity convene a panel to address these questions and more.
Moderated by Nicole Gelinas, Searle Freedom Trust Fellow, Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor, City Journal
Miquela Craytor, Vice President, Industrial Initiatives & Income Mobility, New York City Economic Development Corporation
David R. Jones, President, Community Service Society
Greg Larkin, Innovation Product Development, Bloomberg LLP
Wollman Distinguished Professor Of Economics And Director Of The
Center For The Study Of Business And Government, Baruch College
6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking
In Partnership with
The Sustainability Practice Network
(SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with
corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community
based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are
over one thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners
from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information
please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net.
Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:
- Complete the online registration form
- Call us at 646-312-3231
- E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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