Finance and Investments

Alan Gin

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Alan Gin

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Assoc. Professor of Economics - University of San Diego

Alan Gin is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and his Master's of Arts and Ph.D. degrees, both in Economics, from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His work experience includes stints with the Community Development Department of the County of Fresno and the Public Works Department of the City of Oxnard. ... Read more about Alan Gin

Teddy Cruz

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Teddy Cruz

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Architect and Urbanist, Professor - University of California, San Diego

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He obtained a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University in 1997. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. In 1991 he received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, by the Canadian Center of Architecture and the London School of Economics. ... Read more about Teddy Cruz

Debbie Raune

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Debbie Raune

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Senior Vice President, Real Estate Division - San Diego Housing Commission

Debbie Ruane is responsible for Acquisitions, Rental Housing Development Loans and Grant Programs, Property Management, Asset Management, Loan Management, and Construction Services. Ruane's division was responsible for launching SDHC's innovative Finance Plan in 2009 and raising $95 million in low-interest Fannie Mae and FHA mortgages by leveraging the equity of its former public housing properties to create additional affordable rental housing in the City of San Diego-810 units as of 2012. ... Read more about Debbie Raune

Susan Tinsky

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Susan Riggs Tinsky

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Director - San Diego Housing Federation

Susan Riggs Tinsky is the Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation. In this capacity, her primary goal is been to promote the creation of safe, stable, and healthy housing that is affordable to lower income families and people in need. Prior to joining the Federation, she worked as an attorney with law firm Best, Best & Krieger, LLP, where her specialization was affordable housing and redevelopment law. Additionally, she worked for the San Diego Housing Commission from 2001-2004. ... Read more about Susan Tinsky

Jack Crittenden

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Jack Crittenden

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Founder - Our City San Diego

Founded Cypress Magazines in 1991, with the launch of National Jurist, a magazine for law students. We launched a new magazine - Our City San Diego in September 2012.   Jack is responsible for all aspects of the publication:  editorial planning and strategy, editing and reporting. ... Read more about Jack Crittenden

Elyse Lowe

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Elyse Lowe

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Deputy Executive Director - Circulate San Diego

A native San Diegan, Elyse Lowe studied environmental studies and earth science, with an emphasis on policy and planning, at UC Santa Cruz. Elyse started her career with the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department managing citywide recycling programs. She then worked in the City’s Financial Management Department as a Budget Analyst. ... Read more about Elyse Lowe

Maxime Zondlowski

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Maxime Zondlowski

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Consultant - Genentech

Maxime Stephan Zondlowski is a volunteer at the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI). He is an experienced multilingual professional with a strong international background. During his career, he developed strong core skills in data modeling and quantitative research analysis using a broad array of mathematical and statistical methodologies both in academia, where as a Physicist he developed cryogenic micro detectors designed for high energy resolution spectroscopy, but also in various private sectors including Software, Financial Services, and Biotechnology. ... Read more about Maxime Zondlowski

U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), speaks during a news conference after launching a report on ''Water Governance in the Arab Region'' in Manama November 28, 2013 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED
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(Reuters) - The U.N. Development Program warned in a report on Wednesday that income disparities in countries around the world have been worsening, posing new risks for global economic and political stability. ... Read more about U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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Ben Hirschler
Ereneio Dagami, who lost his house to Typhoon Haiyan, grates coconuts in the battered town of Catadman, in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Dec. 22, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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* Ahead of Davos meeting, forum warns of "lost" generation

* Widening wealth gap ranked as top global risk in 2014

* Extreme weather next most likely cause of major shocks

* Threat of fiscal crises significant, but danger receding

By Ben Hirschler

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. ... Read more about World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22, 2012 -- Xinhua

 

Some 513 billion U.S. dollars in funding has been committed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

In a press release posted on the UN's website, Ban said he was encouraged by the nearly 700 concrete commitments - totally 513 billion dollars-registered at the conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society groups, amongst others. ... Read more about World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

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