Clinton Global Initiative
President Bill Clinton
New York, New York
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, CGI helps its members – organizations from the private sector, public sector, and civil society – maximize their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education. Since CGI was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, its Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, along with heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion.
Because of commitments made by CGI’s members:
- More than 16 million women and girls have had access to empowerment initiatives.
- More than 10 million people have improved their access to capital and financial services.
- Nearly 5 million people have obtained access to information technology.
- More than 2 million girls have been reached with school enrollment efforts.
- 50 million children have been given access to educational programs.
- More than 90 million acres of forest have been protected or restored.
- More than 400 million metric tons of CO2 emissions have been cut or abated.
- Enough clean energy has been generated to power more than 400,000 homes.
- 75 million people have increased access to maternal and child health and survival programs.
- Nearly 20 million people have increased access to safe drinking water.
- More than $1.75 billion in capital has been invested in or loaned to small and medium enterprises.
CGI 2010: Answering The “How” Question from Clinton Global Initiative on Vimeo.