Looking to change the world? Please join us for a lively discussion of local and socially/environmentally responsible businesses and their products that connect global to local. The event will begin with a keynote address from Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, founder and CEO of Haiti Coffee who will speak about Free Enterprise for Social Good. We will continue with a panel discussion of business leaders from coffee, chocolate, dairy and other industries about the why/when sustainability is good for the bottom line, going beyond Fair Trade to build trade partnerships and the role of private enterprise in sustainable development. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and speak with them during the reception about internship opportunities.
Funding to bring Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak to campus was generously provided by the University Lectures Committee of the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:30-6:00 PM
1211 Biochemistry, 440 Henry Mall
This event is sponsored by CALS Global and co-sponsored by the Department of Horticulture and the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Information will be available about international internship opportunities.
Our panelists include
Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak: Owner/CEO of Haiti Coffee. As a hybrid professional and a development practitioner, Myriam hopes to share her experiences and abilities in helping the underserved find their voice, define and share their desires, integrate globally, and create sustainable positive evolutionary change.
Steve Wallace: Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company; Wallace oversees the strategic direction of Omanhene and divides his time between the US and Ghana. Omanhene chocolate bars are made from 100% Ghanaian cocoa beans and the only chocolate bar made in Ghana.
Ryan George: Sustainability Communications Manager for Kerry Taste and Nutrition
Molly Nicaise: Co-founder, CEO, Singing Rooster Coffee Company, Small business management and market development.