Small businesses are vital to the local economy and a sustainable future. How are businesses practicing sustainability in practical and less "traditional" ways? Approaching businesses from both a sustainability and equity lens will help strengthen the local ecosystem and create a cleaner city.
Join us for this fireside chat with SBN's Executive Director, Devi Ramkissoon, to discuss her role and how Philadelphia can become a more sustainable, equitable and small business-friendly city.
About the Speaker:
Devi Ramkissoon, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network
Devi Ramkissoon comes to SBN with 15+ years of experience in international development, specializing in working with sustainable businesses for economic growth and poverty reduction. As an immigrant and social entrepreneur, Devi has worked tirelessly to advance the work of small businesses from underrepresented communities across Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. For nearly the past decade at USAID, she led multimillion-dollar food security, environment, and private sector development projects worldwide, managed the Agency’s premier knowledge-sharing platform for market development, and advanced the US Government’s sustainable development goals at multiple international market development fora. She has won numerous awards from the US Government and the private sector for her leadership in navigating global humanitarian crises.
Devi holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature from Swarthmore College.