Our Mission: The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative convenes global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.

Through CGI America, CGI International, and its flagship Annual Meeting, CGI members have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which are improving the lives of over 435 million people in 180 countries. In 2016, President Clinton concluded the 12th and final CGI Annual Meeting. However, CGI’s work continues through its Action Network model.


Our Model: The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders from across sectors to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and develop Commitments to Action which are new, specific, and measurable plans that address global challenges.

Building on CGI’s proven model of convening and taking action on global challenges, CGI Action Networks were established to add value where specific and/or immediate gaps were identified by the community. Most recently, following the devastating 2017 hurricane season, local leaders from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda approached President Clinton to help them build back better. In response, the Clinton Foundation launched the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. This Action Network brings together leaders from across sectors to develop new, specific, and measurable plans that advance recovery and promote long-term resiliency across the region.

Along with the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, CGI continues its work on the Haiti Action Network and the Elephant Action Network.

Are you interested in turning your idea into action?  Please reach out to [email protected] to find out how.