2011 Annual Meeting

 
 

CGI's Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. Meeting participants analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that enable them to create positive social change.
 

Agenda


Tuesday, September 20

7:00–9:00

Registration


8:30–9:45

Plenary Session
CGI Opening Plenary: Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change


10:30–11:30

Plenary Session
The World at 7 Billion: A Member Conversation with President Clinton


12:00–1:15

Keynote Lunches
Keynote Lunch: Innovative Partnerships: Developing Green Technology


12:00–1:15

Keynote Lunches
Keynote Lunch: Organizing for Change


12:00–1:15

Keynote Lunches
Keynote Lunch: Scalable Development in Post-conflict Zones


12:00–1:15

Keynote Lunches
Keynote Lunch: Values-based Leadership


2:00–3:15

Action Network
Democratic Republic of the Congo


2:00–3:15

Action Network
Rio + 20


3:45–5:00

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Breakout Sessions
Financing Inclusive Jobs: Impact Investing and the Triple Bottom Line


3:45–5:00

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Breakout Sessions
Going Small for Big Results: Microfranchise and Entrepreneurial Growth


3:45–5:00

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Breakout Sessions
Transformative Tools for a Skilled Workforce


3:45–5:00

Special Session
Special Session: From Response to Resilience: Effective Disaster Preparedness


5:30–6:30

Plenary Session
Megacities, Mega Challenges


7:00–9:30

Topic Dinners
How America Can Still Do Big Things


7:00–9:30

Topic Dinners
Women + Technology: A 21st Century Solution


7:30–11:00

Topic Dinners
Brazil: Gateway to Emerging Markets and Beyond


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
A Breakthrough in the Fight Against AIDS?!


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Achieving Food Security in Africa: Investing in Agricultural Development


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Doing Well and Doing Good: How to Partner to Save Lives while Driving Profitable Growth


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Growing a Healthier Generation: From Farm, to School, to Community


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Is College Worth It? An Unconventional Conversation about What's Up and What's Next


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Widening Our Lens: Seeing Global Health as an Economic Investment


7:45–9:30

Topic Dinners
Women in the Middle East: Building the Future through Economic Empowerment






 

Meeting Topics

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Generating Employment for the 21st Century

Approximately 205 million people are unemployed worldwide, and another 1.5 billion are "vulnerable" workers who are under- or informally-employed. As these workers seek stable employment in the wake of the global recession, they face a radically changing economic landscape. New technologies are enabling information to move nearly instantaneously across the planet, decoupling job growth from familiar geographic constraints. As a result, some of the world's strongest economic growth is occurring in the developing world, which has become a major driver of the production and consumption of global goods and services. In the developing and developed world alike, the promise of economic opportunity has stimulated an unprecedented migration of the world's population to major urban centers. Yet this process often concentrates poverty, as many workers who lack the skills needed in a rapidly evolving job market find themselves living in marginalized communities. At the 2011 Annual Meeting, CGI will highlight effective workforce training programs, showcase innovative government incentives that catalyze inclusive job growth, and examine market-leading business developments that can sustainably increase profits, productivity, and prosperity around the world.

Sustainable Consumption: Ensuring Long-term Prosperity on a Finite Planet

We are consuming beyond our means in ways that imperil both economic and ecological systems around the world. Our production patterns and consumption choices have unintentionally endangered the environment, undermined human rights, and exacerbated cycles of poverty. But we are also experiencing the beginning of a significant shift in values; instead of simply demanding more goods at lower prices, individuals and organizations are analyzing the effect that their consumption decisions have on other communities. Furthermore, corporations have also seen that reducing packaging, waste, water, and energy use can improve profitability, while sustainable product design and local sourcing can create new marketing opportunities and entice new customers. At the 2011 Annual Meeting, members will explore how, by redefining consumption, organizations can quickly respond to the realities of impending resource constraints and instability while ensuring economic growth.

Girls and Women: Scaling What Works

The international community has for the most part embraced the overwhelmingly positive results of engaging girls and women in all levels and sectors of development work. Practitioners have identified and tested strategies that successfully get girls and women into school, involve them in formal economies, and give them rights over their life decisions. Yet millions of females still do not have access to critical resources and services. A continued focus on girls and women at the Annual Meeting in 2011 will allow CGI members to take a deeper look at what is working in girls and women's empowerment and highlight areas where more resources could make a significant impact. In particular, CGI will highlight organizations and partnerships that have piloted projects or taken ideas to scale with measurable, positive results. Additionally, CGI will reinforce and promote the ideas and innovations coming directly from girls and women in the developing world, who seldom have the platform that CGI provides.



 

Featured Attendees


Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Fazle Abed

Founder & Chairperson

BRAC


Gerry Adams

President of Sinn Féin


Richard Adkerson

President and CEO

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.


Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach of Ireland


Her Highness Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel

Vice Chairwoman and Secretary General

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations


Madeleine K. Albright

Chair

Albright Stonebridge Group


Gianna Angelopoulos

Ambassador-at-Large

Hellenic Republic


Andrés Pastrana Arango

Former President of the Republic of Colombia


Louise Arbour

President & CEO

International Crisis Group


Tom Arnold

Chief Executive Officer

Concern Worldwide


Don Baer

Global Chief Executive Officer

Burson-Martseller


Joyce Banda

President of the Republic of Malawi


Ehud Barak

Minister of Defense

State of Israel


Stephanie Bell-Rose

Managing Director

TIAA-CREF


Regina Benjamin

Surgeon General

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Matthew Bishop

New York Bureau Chief and US Business Editor

The Economist


Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Cherie Blair

Founder

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women


Irina Bokova

Director-General

UNESCO


Eli Broad

Founder

The Broad Foundations


Tina Brown

Editor in Chief

Newsweek & The Daily Beast


Michael Brown

CEO and Co-Founder

City Year, Inc.


Gro Harlem Brundtland

Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway

United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change


Christy Turlington Burns

Founder

Every Mother Counts


Felipe Calderón

Former President of Mexico


Steve Capus

President

NBC News


John Chambers

Chairman & CEO

Cisco


Deepak Chopra

Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing; Founder, The Chopra Foundation


Jean Chrétien

Former Prime Minister of Canada


Wesley Clark

Chairman and CEO

Wesley K. Clark & Associates


David Crane

President and CEO

NRG Energy, Inc.


Branko Crvenkovski

Former President of the Republic of Macedonia


Massimo D'Alema

Former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic

President, Fondazione Italianieuropei; President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies


Geena Davis

Founder

The Geena Davis Institute


Rosario Dawson

Chairwoman

Voto Latino; Lower East Side Girls Club; VDay; Operation USA


Michael Douglas

Co-founder

Project Apogee


Bill Drayton

Founder and CEO

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public


Richard Edelman

President & CEO

Edelman


Hikment Ersek

President and CEO

Western Union


Paul Farmer

Co-founder

Partners In Health


Rick Fedrizzi

President, CEO and Founding Chair

U.S. Green Building Council


Pierre Ferrari

Chief Executive Officer

Heifer Project International


America Ferrera

Ambassador

Save the Children


Jay Fishman

Chairman & CEO

The Travelers Companies, Inc.


Julio Frenk

Dean, School of Public Health

Harvard University


Stephen Friedman

President

MTV Networks


Helene Gayle

President & CEO

CARE USA


Leymah Gbowee

Founder and President

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa


Timothy F. Geithner

Former Secretary of the Treasury

United States Department of the Treasury


Tom Golisano

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Paychex, Inc.


Ralph E. Gonsalves

Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Eric P. Goosby

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)


Jeff Gordon

President

Jeff Gordon Foundation


António Guterres

Former Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Fred Hochberg

Chairman and President

Export-Import Bank of the United States


Stephen Hodges

President

Hult International Business School


Chad Hurley

Co-founder

YouTube


His Majesty King Juan Carlos I

King of Spain

Kingdom of Spain


His Serene Highness Prince Albert II

Sovereign Prince of the Principality of Monaco


Kevin J. Jenkins

President and CEO

World Vision International, Inc.


John Hess

CEO

Hess Corporation


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

President of the Republic of Liberia


Jonathan Reckford

Chief Executive Officer

Habitat for Humanity


Clarence Otis Jr.

Chairman and CEO

Darden Restaurants, Inc


Donna Karan

Founder

Urban Zen Foundation


Tawakkol Karman

Founder

Womens Journalists Without Chains Youth


Muhtar Kent

Executive Chairman

The Coca-Cola Company


Jim Kim

President

The World Bank Group


Klaus Kleinfeld

Chairman and CEO

Alcoa Inc.


Željko Komšić

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Margery Kraus

President and CEO

APCO Worldwide


Kay Krill

President and CEO

ANN INC.


Nicholas Kristof

Columnist

The New York Times


Fred Krupp

President

Environmental Defense Fund


William Lauder

Executive Chairman

The Estée Lauder Companies


Elizabeth L. Littlefield

President and CEO

Overseas Private Investment Corporation


Andrew Liveris

President, Chairman and CEO

The Dow Chemical Company


Eva Longoria

Founder

The Eva Longoria Foundation


Mindy Lubber

President and CEO

Ceres


Bob McDonald

Former Chairman, President & CEO

Procter & Gamble


António Mexia

Chief Executive Officer

EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.


Benjamin W. Mkapa

Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania

Founder, Benjamin William Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation


Luis Alberto Moreno

President

Inter-American Development Bank


Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe

Executive Chairman

African Rainbow Minerals


Deanna M. Mulligan

President and CEO

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


Duncan Niederauer

Director and CEO

NYSE Euronext, Inc.


Denis O'Brien

Chairman

Digicel Group


Barack Obama

44th President of the United States of America


Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria


Julia Ormond

Founder & President

Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking


Babatunde Osotimehin

Executive Director

United Nations Population Fund


Rajendra K. Pachauri

Director-General

TERI, The Energy and Resources Institute


George A. Papandreou

Former Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic


Eboo Patel

Founder and President

Interfaith Youth Core


John Podesta

Chair, Counselor & Former President

Center for American Progress


Raymond Offenheiser

President

Oxfam America


Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland

President, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice


Judith Rodin

President

The Rockefeller Foundation


Jim Rogers

Chairman, President & CEO

Duke Energy Corporation


Charlie Rose

Executive Editor and Anchor

PBS


Irene Rosenfeld

Chairman & CEO

Kraft Foods


Robert Rubin

Co-chair

Council on Foreign Relations


George Rupp

President & CEO

International Rescue Committee


Zainab Salbi

Founder and Former CEO

Women for Women International


His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud

Former Saudi Arabian Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies


Dov Seidman

Chief Executive Officer

LRN


Rajiv Shah

Administrator

United States Agency for International Development


Zhengrong Shi

Former Chairman

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.


Michel Sidibé

Executive Director

United Nations AIDS


Ruth J. Simmons

President Emerita and Professor

Brown University


Porfirio Lobo Sosa

President of the Republic of Honduras


Richard Stengel

Managing Editor

Time Magazine


Joseph Stiglitz

Professor

Columbia University


Petar Stoyanov

Former President of the Republic of Bulgaria

President, Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation


Barbra Streisand

President

The Streisand Foundation


Mark R. Tercek

President & CEO

The Nature Conservancy


Jonathan Tisch

Co-chairman & CEO

Loews Corporation


Luis A. Ubiñas

President

Ford Foundation


Melanne Verveer

Former United States Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security


Hans Vestberg

President and CEO

Ericsson


Seth Waugh

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Deutsche Bank


Randi Weingarten

President

American Federation of Teachers


Elie Wiesel

President

Elie Wiesel Foundation


Brad Wilson

President and CEO

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


John D. Wren

President & CEO

Omnicom Group Inc.


Michelle Yeoh

Global Ambassador, Make Roads Safe Campaign

FIA Foundation


Daniel Yohannes

Chief Executive Officer

Millennium Challenge Corporation


Muhammad Yunus

Chairman

Yunus Centre


Fareed Zakaria

Host

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS


Linda Zecher

President and CEO

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing


Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico

Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization




 

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