Clinton Global Initiative 2011

On September 26, 2011, in Articles, Events, Featured, Reports, by JDPeters

Last week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held its 2011 Annual Meeting in New York City. The session was timed to coincide with a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, taking place on the other side of Manhattan.


The 2011 CGI Annual Meeting focused on three topics: generating employment for the 21st century, promoting sustainable consumption, and scaling up what works to empower women and girls. The meeting attracted more than 1,000 heads of state, chief executives of companies, directors of major nonprofits, and other global leaders. These great minds came together to share ideas and formulate solutions to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

This year, the initiative recruited 194 new members who committed more than $6.2 billion to positively impact more than 100 million people around the world. Since 2005, CGI members have made more than 2,000 commitments and claim to have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, the commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion.

Check out the 6 best moments from CGI 2011, as compiled by The Daily Beast: