President Barack Obama, Christine Lagarde, Sheryl Sandberg, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Among More than 1,000 Global Leaders to Join President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton for Ninth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative
Top business, government, and NGO leaders and philanthropists, including Bono, lead singer, U2, and co-founder, ONE and (RED); Winnie Byanyima, executive director, Oxfam International; Mo Ibrahim, founder and chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Antony Jenkins, group chief executive, Barclays PLC; Tawakkol Karman, 2011 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder, Women Journalists Without Chains; Bill McDermott, co-chief executive officer, SAP AG; Arne M. Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International, Inc., and others to explore ‘Mobilizing for Impact’ at 2013 CGI Annual Meeting, September 23-26 in New York City
NEW YORK – Today, President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced the program and participants for the ninth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), to be held September 23-26 in New York City.
President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States; Christine Lagarde, managing director, International Monetary Fund; Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook; and Desmond M. Tutu, archbishop emeritus and chairman of the Elders, will join more than 1,000 CGI members and leaders from business, government, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Featured participants at the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting will also include His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, chairman, Ooredoo Group; Feng An, president, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation; Matt Bannick, managing partner, Omidyar Network; Cherie Blair, founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Bono, lead singer, U2, co-founder, ONE and (RED); Winnie Byanyima, executive director, Oxfam International; Gary M. Cohen, executive vice president, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD); Robert Collymore, chief executive officer, Safaricom Limited; Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development, MIT, director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL); Regina E. Dugan, senior vice president, advanced technology and projects, Motorola Mobility; Tony Elumelu, chairman, Heirs Holdings Limited; Hikmet Ersek, president and CEO, the Western Union Company; Linda J. Fisher, vice president, safety, health & environment, and chief sustainability officer, DuPont; Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO, CARE; Adrian Gore, chief executive officer, Discovery Holdings Limited; Aldi Haryopratomo, co-founder and CEO, Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma); Mo Ibrahim, founder and chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Antony Jenkins, group chief executive, Barclays PLC; Tawakkol Karman, founder, Women Journalists Without Chains; Kay Krill, president and CEO, ANN INC.; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Rose Marcario, chief executive officer, Patagonia Works; Eduardo Martinez, president, the UPS Foundation; Bill McDermott, co-chief executive officer, SAP AG; Satyan Mishra, co-founder, Drishtee; Radha Muthiah, executive director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Mark Newton, vice president, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, the Timberland Company; Tracy Palandjian, co-founder and CEO, Social Finance, Inc.; Bre Pettis, chief executive officer, Makerbot Industries; Bunker Roy, founder, the Barefoot College; Soraya Salti, president and CEO of Middle East and North Africa, Junior Achievement Worldwide, INJAZ Al-Arab; S.D. Shibulal, managing director and CEO, Infosys Limited; Arne M. Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.; Faith Taylor, senior vice president, sustainability and innovation, Wyndham Worldwide; Halla Tomasdottir, founder and chair, Sisters Capital; Zhang Xinsheng, president, International Union for Conservation of Nature; and Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president, sustainability and social innovation, Hewlett-Packard, among others.
Members at the Annual Meeting develop commitments: new, specific, and measurable plans to address one of the world’s most pressing challenges, in areas ranging from Environmental Stewardship to Education & Workforce Development to Global Health. Convening under the 2013 theme Mobilizing for Impact, participants will explore how to create lasting and scalable success in their commitment efforts by effectively leveraging people, partner organizations, and key resources.
Plenary session topics at the 2013 Annual Meeting include:
In addition to the Annual Meeting’s plenary sessions, CGI members will also engage in networking, partnering, and learning opportunities through a variety of engaging formats, including highly interactive design workshops, commitment-based community dialogues, pitch sessions, and conversations with global leaders, which will be moderated by Fareed Zakaria, host of “CNN-GPS”; Charlie Rose, host of “Charlie Rose”; Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”; and Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo,” and taped for broadcast.
- Impact Giving and Investing, which will explore how members can engage philanthropists, investors, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs to comprehensively and most effectively take on global issues;
- Healthier Futures: Prioritizing Prevention, which will highlight ways to put prevention at the center of the health debate, invest in more economical measures to address non-communicable diseases, and use behavioral economics to encourage change at home and on the job;
- Women Decision-Makers in The Global Economy, which will provide strategies to boost women’s access to decision-making positions in environments ranging from small businesses to the boardroom;
- Vital Resources: Doing More with Less, which will address how individuals, communities, and businesses around the world can work together to bridge the gap in the supply and the demand for natural resources;
- Creating Business at the Base of the Pyramid, which will highlight successful business models that have led to both profitable markets and considerable social benefits, and how to accelerate the creation of these business opportunities by harnessing mobile technology; and
- Game-Changers in Technology, which will address how to successfully apply the next generation of innovation technology – such as 3D printing, crowdsourcing, and gamefication – in developing solutions to current global challenges.
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