Clinton Global Initiative 2010
CGI’s 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. Meeting participants analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that enable them to create positive social change.
CGI 2010 Action Areas included Empowering Girls and Women, Strengthening Market-Based Solutions, Enhancing Access to Modern Technology, and Harnessing Human Potential.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Director of the Department of State’s office on Global Women’s Issues, discusses coordinating foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic, and social advancement of women around the world.
Taryn Bird discusses how the BCLC addresses social issues that affect business, including corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, nonprofit and social service effectiveness, globalization, community investment, and disaster assistance.
Interview with Michael L. Finney, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University.
Mary Liz Kehler, the Director for the Washington, DC, Fundacion Paraguaya, talks about the organization’s comprehensive approach to the challenges of sustainable development.
Kathy Calvin talks about the UN Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities.
Delyse Sylvester talks about Changemakers, a vibrant global online community of action, connecting people, sharing ideas, inspiring and mentoring each other, and finding and supporting the best ideas in social innovation.
Cherie Blair talks about strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs in countries where they lack equal opportunities. “Backing women’s rights isn’t just good ethics, it’s sound economics.”