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Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges
By Tom Watson on September 25, 2011 | No Comment
Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges

In its early years, the Clinton Global Initiative often seemed to present a kind of Democratic administration in exile – a gentle yet important correction to the Bush White House. The former President acted as …

CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 22, 2011 | No Comment
CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa

The specter of growing famine on the Horn of Africa impelled a group of humanitarian organizations and corporations to hold a joint press conference at CGI this morning to announce a multi-pronged response in the …

Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 21, 2011 | One Comment
Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI

Once again, more than 1,200 movers and shakers have convened for the Clinton Global Initiative, designed by the former president to engage philanthropists, corporate leaders and heads of state – gathered in New York for …

Bill Clinton Inside the Numbers
By Tom Watson on September 28, 2010 | No Comment
Bill Clinton Inside the Numbers

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We’re here in the media bunker of the old Sheraton on Seventh Avenue, plugged into the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting – my fifth, as it turns …

Girl Effect Ripples Beyond CGI 2010
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 23, 2010 | No Comment
Girl Effect Ripples Beyond CGI 2010

Among hundreds of hours of panel discussions, millions of dollars in commitments and dozens of programs and partnerships undertaken at the Clinton Global Initiative, one of the galvanizing moments was the premiere of the new …

Clinton Kicks Off 6th CGI, Focusing on Disaster Relief
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 21, 2010 | One Comment
Clinton Kicks Off 6th CGI, Focusing on Disaster Relief

There was a bit of an Irish lilt in the air at the opening of the Clinton Global Initiative this morning. The 42nd president called attention to Haiti, the cause to which he’s deeply devoted, …

Livestream of Clinton Global Initiative 2010
By Tom Watson on September 21, 2010 | One Comment

Watch CGI 2010 as it happens:

Watch live streaming video from cgi_plenary at livestream.com

Investment in Women’s Progress Key Focus of UN’s MDG Summit and Clinton Global Initiative
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 20, 2010 | 3 Comments
Investment in Women’s Progress Key Focus of UN’s MDG Summit and Clinton Global Initiative

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The definite hint of fall in the New York air this morning is a reminder of fresh starts, with sidewalks bustling with people walking a bit faster as summer’s heavy …

Women’s Empowerment Dominates Clinton CSR Forum
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 14, 2010 | No Comment
Women’s Empowerment Dominates Clinton CSR Forum

While former president Bill Clinton shared the stage with a rather traditional-looking panel of men in suits at yesterday’s Clinton Global Initiative forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, it was Cherie Blair’s announcement of an initiative …

Innovation for Development Emerges on Many Levels
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 24, 2009 | No Comment

In introducing a CGI panel on Harnessing Innovation for Development, The Economist's Matthew Bishop pointed out that virtually all sectors – nonprofit, government, the corporate sector, embrace innovation. With 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners, a …

Notes from CGI: Giving Points, Quizzes, and Social Media
By Tom Watson on September 24, 2009 | No Comment

Call 'em gizmos, marketing tricks, or widgets. But there are more techniques designed to get people more involved and plugged in at  the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative, unfolding in New York this week at …

From CGI Idea to Headline: Cash for Clunkers
By Tom Watson on September 23, 2009 | No Comment

Last year, social entrepreneur/technologist Jack Hidary made a proposal at the Clinton Global Initiative: why not incentivize car buyers to trade in older vehicles with lousy mileage for newer ones with great mileage?
The problem was …

Less Money, More Commitment?
By Tom Watson on September 23, 2009 | No Comment

The organizers of the Clinton Global Initiative, unfolding this week in New York, expect the actual dollars committed to projects this year to decline over the 2008 total because of the global recession – but …

Watch CGI Live at onPhilanthropy
By Tom Watson on September 23, 2009 | No Comment

We're bringing you a live feed of the major sessions at the Clinton Global Initiative – watch the panels and plenary sessions here. And you can also follow many of the proceedings with publisher Tom …

Obama Hails Partnership, Collaboration and Vision
By Tom Watson on September 22, 2009 | No Comment
Obama Hails Partnership, Collaboration and Vision

President Barack Obama brought a strong message to the audience of a thousand heads of state, diplomates, CEOs, major philanthropists, and movie stars at the Clinton Global Initiative this evening:  "Real progress doesn't just come …

CGI Returns to a Place Called Hope
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 22, 2009 | No Comment

Each year, layer upon layer is added to the Clinton Global Initiative. Government leaders, philanthropists, corporate titans are all intricately choreographed into panel discussions, awards ceremonies, plenary presentations and commitment announcements.
And the issues: the bigger …

News Briefing: College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.
By Kate Golden on December 3, 2008 | No Comment

Clinton's conference in Hong Kong results in pledges to charities worth $185 million.  [Associated Press]

Harvard University says its endowment has dropped $8 billion in the last four months.  [Associated Press]

The rising cost of college threatens …

News Briefing: Bill Clinton to Name Donors as Part of Obama Deal
By Kate Golden on December 1, 2008 | No Comment

Bill Clinton agrees to disclose the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation as part of an agreement with Barack Obama that clears Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state.  [New York Times]

Companies …

Recruiting for Causes: the Celebrity Factor
By Tom Watson on September 25, 2008 | One Comment

Every Clinton Global Initiative – and this is my third – has a bit star power, outside of politics and finance. Last year, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were two of the big names. This …

Other Voices: Bloggers at CGI
By Tom Watson on September 25, 2008 | No Comment

Though we’re penned in stage far (very far) left in the big Sheraton ballroom upstairs, down here in the media room the digital correspondents at CGI have all they need to bring online readers timely …

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