Past Event

Philanthropy, Climate Change & Immigration

April 7, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event Online

Philanthropy, Climate Change & Immigration: Impact, Challenge & Opportunity

Join us to explore the intersection of philanthropy, climate change and immigration.

Led by M.S. Nonprofit Management Lecturer Erwin de Leon, PhD, three experts will discuss the impacts climate change and immigration have on each other and our world, the challenges they create and opportunities for philanthropy to promote equity, health and dignity.

Additionally, they will talk about cross-movement work, entry points for funders, and the importance of collaboration.


Erwin de Leon, PhD | Columbia University, SPS Chief Diversity Officer & M.S. Nonprofit Management Lecturer; Research Fellow, Knology; and Member, Empire State Bioethics Consortium


Nancy Youman | Consultant; Board Member, CUNY Initiative on Leadership for Democracy; Board Member, Coro New York Leadership Center & Primary Author of “On the frontlines of the climate emergency: Where immigrants meet climate change,” published by Unbound Philanthropy

Steven Cohen, PhD | Columbia University SPS Senior Vice Dean & Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management; SIPA Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs & Director of the Master of Public Administration Program; and Director of the Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management

Rini Chakraborty | Senior Director, Four Freedoms Fund at Neo Philanthropy

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Nonprofit Management Program