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NYC Teacher Pension Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Investments in Post-Sandy Reconstruction and Other Critical Infrastructure

December 13, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Teachers Retirement System has pledged $1 billion to new investments in infrastructure projects, including improvements to transportation, power, water, communications, and housing in New York City and throughout the tri-state area.

More Than 1,000 Volunteers Unite for ‘Day of Action’ to Help New York City Victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 19, 2012

The Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, with Team Rubicon, NYC Service, and New York Cares, mobilize more than 1,000 participants to join President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in a day of volunteer service in the Rockaways

President Clinton Hosts President Barack Obama, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and Governor Mitt Romney on Closing Day of 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 25, 2012

Eighth CGI Annual Meeting closes with over 150 new commitments made valued at more than $2 billion, expected to impact nearly 22 million people. Members have now made nearly 2,300 commitments, which will improve the lives of over 400 million people in more than 180 countries.

President Clinton Underscores Importance of “Designing Our Environment” and Unveils New Commitments to Action on Second Day of 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 24, 2012

Featured speakers included Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi, Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. State Department, Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, Dr. Paul Farmer, Founder of Partners In Health, Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO of the LEGO Foundation, Nicholas Kristof, Columnist for the New York Times, Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, and Fareed Zakaria, CNN Anchor

President Clinton to Honor Six Recipients at the Sixth Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards

September 24, 2012

Tonight, President Bill Clinton will honor recipients at the sixth annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards in New York City in a ceremony featuring performances by recording artists and appearances by heads of state and celebrity philanthropists. The Clinton Global Citizen Awards recognizes individuals from various sectors who demonstrate visionary leadership in addressing global challenges.

President Clinton Opened 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing Action through Social Investment, Empowering Girls and Women, and Designing for Impact

September 23, 2012

Featured speakers included Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, IDEO Chief Executive Officer Tim Brown, and Walmart President and CEO Michael T. Duke

President Clinton Announces That Newly Elected Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join More Than 50 Current and Former Heads of State at 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 20, 2012

Global business, government, and civil society leaders also announced to attend include Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, prime minister, State of Kuwait; Luis Federico Franco Gómez, president of the Republic of Paraguay; Laurent Lamothe, prime minister of the Republic of Haiti; Otto Pérez Molina, president of Guatemala; Sauli Niinistö, president of the Republic of Finland; Bujar Nishani, president of Albania; Rosen Plevneliev, president of the Republic of Bulgaria; Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica; Ehud Barak, minister of defense, deputy prime minister, and former prime minister, State of Israel; Benjamin W. Mkapa, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania and founder of the Benjamin William Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation; George Papandreou, former prime minister of the Hellenic Republic; Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation; Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Philippe Cousteau, Jr., president of GlobalECHO Foundation; Michael T. Duke, president and CEO of Wal-mart Stores, Inc.; Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health; Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company; and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to Attend and Address the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 10, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Felipe Calderón, president of Mexico; Denzil L. Douglas, prime minister of the Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis; Ralph E. Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Atifete Jahjaga, president of the Republic of Kosovo; Goodluck E. Jonathan, president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda; Kamla Persad-Bissessar, prime minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Hashim Thaçi, prime minister of the Republic of Kosovo; Timothy F. Geithner, secretary of the treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama; Tom Golisano, CGI's founding sponsor, and founder and chairman of the board of Paychex; Condoleezza Rice, founding partner of RiceHaleyGates LLC; Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize-winner; and Carlos Slim Helú, founder, Fundación Carlos Slim will join the CGI Annual Meeting with the theme “Designing for Impact”

Other newly announced participants include Regina M. Benjamin, surgeon general, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Cheryl D. Mills, counselor and chief of staff, U.S. Department of State; Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Arif Naqvi, founder and group chief executive of Abraaj Holdings; Peter G. Peterson, chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation; Reeta Roy, chief executive officer of the MasterCard Foundation; and Melanne Verveer, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, U.S. Department of State; Linda Zecher, president and chief executive officer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

President Clinton Announces Program for the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

August 22, 2012

Meeting will convene more than 1,000 global leaders September 23-25 in New York City to address the theme ‘Designing for Impact’

President Clinton Meets with Mayors from Major U.S. Cities to Discuss Job-Creating Urban Infrastructure Banks

August 09, 2012

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, and Portland Mayor Sam Adams among leaders to join Clinton Global Initiative Aug. 9-10 in Tarrytown, NY

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