The IGD 2006 National Summit convened June 14-15 and gathered 241 leaders from business, civic and academic institutions focused on eradicating global poverty. The Summit included six sessions: 1. Investing in People, 2. Address by President Bush on Development, 3. Investing in Countries and Making Markets Work, 4. Address by James Wolfensohn, 5. Public and Private Sector Roles, and 6. Call to Action by Jeffrey Sachs. Since the Summit, IGD has directed efforts toward expanding its membership base from 252 and beginning policy outreach to current members.
IGD has also published the IGD Development Guide outlining the current state of global poverty with recommendations for eradication. The Guide includes current poverty statistics as well as corporate case studies. Additional outreach events have been held to introduce IGD to business leaders in various cities over the past year. IGD has seen membership increase from 211 in September 2005 to 252 in February 2006.
Former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright have agreed to co-chair the summit. A host committee of nationally prominent CEOs and civic leaders has been formed and several CEOs have expressed interest in speaking.
- Convened the 2006 IGD National Summit June 14-15, gathering 241 business, civic and
academic leaders to discuss global poverty and the necessary steps for its elimination.
- Published the IGD Development Guide outlining the current state of global poverty and IGD's recommendations, including current poverty statistics and corporation case studies.
- Held outreach events to introduce IGD to business leaders in various cities.
- Acquired 41 new members.