Clinton Global Initiative

The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action...

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media.

To date, CGI members have made more than 2,100 Commitments to Action, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.

The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Cornell made a Commitment to Action with CGI in 2008. "Through its Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell commits to undertake five broad, inter-related activities to support its initiatives on energy, environment and economic development:" Read the full commitment on the CGI website.

Cornell’s current Chairman of the Board, Robert Harrison, is the President of CGI.

Learn more about the Clinton Global Initiative on their website.

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