Women’s Empowerment Dominates Clinton CSR Forum
You can do amazing things in the medical field, in the financial field and in the educational field to bring facilities and information to people where you don’t have clinics, where you don’t have schools and where you certainly don’t have access to banks.
Blair, a human rights lawyer, asked conference attendees to support a pilot project to give mobile phones to 4,000 women entrepreneurs in Kenya, a poor East African nation where about half the population of 40 million people survives on less than $2 a day.
During the CGI mid-year meeting, President Clinton convened a discussion of corporate social responsibility, with CEOs David M. Cote of Honeywell International, Jay S. Fishman of Travelers Cos., Jeffrey B. Kindler of Pfizer, and Ron Williams of Aetna. Following that plenary session, the conference convened smaller groups into Action Networks to discuss the following target areas: Combating Cancer in the Developing World, Creating Sustainable Livelihoods in the Agricultural Sector, Economic Empowerment of Women, Green Mobility, Investing for Social and Environmental Impact, Technology and Education, Rethinking Waste, The Social Web, and Strengthening Health Systems.