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The U.S. Conference of Mayors and President Clinton Announce New Task Force to Promote Use of Private Investment in Boosting Public Infrastructure and Economic Growth

May 03, 2013

Clinton Global Initiative and 17 Leading Mayors Join in Cross-Sectional Approach to Spur Local Economies
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Serve as Chair
 

President Clinton Announces the Launch of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013 Commitments “Bracket” Challenge

March 25, 2013

Voting begins March 25 for third annual competition of student ideas and projects from 16 colleges and universities that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges

Stephen Colbert, host and executive producer of ‘The Colbert Report’ on Comedy Central, to interview President Clinton and host closing session of the sixth annual meeting of CGI U on Saturday, April 6
 

President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Announce Program and More than $400K in Funding for Student Commitment-makers at Sixth Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University

March 05, 2013

Chelsea Clinton, board member, William J. Clinton Foundation; Stephen Colbert, host and executive producer of ‘The Colbert Report’ on Comedy Central; Hawa Abdi Diblawe, founder, the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation; Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO, Square, Inc.; co-founder and executive chairman, Twitter, Inc.; Salman Khan, founder and executive director, Khan Academy; Sally Madsen, design lead, IDEO; Sara Minkara, president and founder, Empowerment Through Integration; Zainab Salbi, writer and producer, Nida’s Alnissa Productions; founder, Women for Women International; Jada Pinkett Smith, actress and advocate, Don’t Sell Bodies; Brendan Tuohey, co-founder and executive director, PeacePlayers International; William Ury, co-author of ‘Getting to Yes’ and co-founder, Harvard Program on Negotiation; Gary White, co-founder and CEO, Water.org; Jake Wood, co-founder and president, Team Rubicon; and Muhammad Yunus, chairman, the Yunus Centre, among the participants to speak on pressing global challenges at CGI U 2013, to be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis
 

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
 

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