Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has worked to improve lives around the world and build upon President Clinton’s legacy of public service.
Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative
In 2013, the World Bank Group committed to launching the Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative, which aims to catalyze action towards low-carbon economies in the largest 300 cities in the world by 2015. In partnership with C40 Cities and The Rockefeller Foundation, two thought leaders in this space, the World Bank will offer a comprehensive suite of planning and financing tools and services according to cities' needs, ranging from GHG inventories and assessments to technical assistance for developing and refining low carbon action plans. This commitment represents a multi-million dollar effort that will enable local governments to develop low carbon projects and policies at the city level with the goal of reducing emissions in the energy, building, transportation, and water and solid waste management sectors. Through the Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative, the World Bank Group is looking to make investments that will drive forward innovative solutions for climate action in cities.
Here are the latest updates of some of the Foundation’s programs at work:
(Editor’s Note: October 23–29, 2016 is National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week, which celebrates the …
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A lot has been said about the Clinton Foundation. Here are the facts.
Every day at the Clinton Foundation, our dedicated colleagues are working hard to make a difference in people’s lives around the world. As members of the Metrics team at the Foundation, we have the privilege of seeing this work in action and its impacts – from all angles.
The Clinton Foundation is working each and every day to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
This op-ed was written by Cynthia Marshall, AT&T Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer- Human Resources.
This op-ed was written by Roxana Barillas, director of Hispanic engagement for First Book.
This morning, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with damaging winds of up to 145 mph and threatening up to 40 inches of rain, putting residents at risk of severe flooding, flash floods and landslides, and increasing a need for emergency healthcare.
Advancing the full participation of girls and women is not only a matter of human rights; it is also a strategic global imperative.
The 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting has officially begun, with leaders from around the world gathering in New York City to celebrate a legacy of turning ideas into action—as well as …
With the 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting underway, I have been reflecting on past moments that have stuck with me over the …
This blog is part of a series where Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, shares updates on Clinton Foundation programs. View the previous entries here.
Since 2005, members of the CGI community have made thousands of Commitments to Action that are helping millions of people and are addressing some of the biggest challenges around the world.
At this past weekend’s 9th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting (CGI U), we announced the launch of the Impact Library, a new digital resource bank.
This weekend, more than 1,200 college and university students from across the country and around the world attended the ninth annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting, held at the University of California, Berkeley.
From music to the automotive industry, Detroit captured the world’s attention as a unique symbol of American ingenuity. Eyes are once again on the Motor City, anxious to see how it recovers from ongoing housing challenges and persistent barriers to attracting and retaining residents.
Three years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, Evelyn Stevens was still living on the second floor of her house in Rockaway, New York.
This blog is part of a series where Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, shares updates on Clinton Foundation programs.
This post originally appeared on LinkedIn on September 21, 2015.
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Late last year, TOMS Animal Initiative partnered with the Clinton Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society to launch a new shoe product that raises awareness about the elephant poaching crisis.
This week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will hold the CGI Middle East & Africa Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco from May 5-7. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the meeting will convene regional and global leaders from civil society, business, and government, to …
Around the world, CGI Commitments to Action are creating new approaches for cleaner air and water, protecting habitats and species, and developing solutions to reverse climate change.
In 2013, carbon dioxide emissions comprised 82 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from human activities. The rising concern for our environment and the sustainability of the planet has led to more focused efforts on reversing the effects of climate change.
In March, students from over 75 countries and 300 schools came together in Miami for CGI University, where they made hundreds of Commitments to Action that address pressing challenges on their campuses or in communities around the world.
This weekend at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, more than 1,000 young people will come together at the University of Miami to share and collaborate on their Commitments of Action.
The Clinton Foundation works across the globe to expand opportunity and help millions of people live their best life story.
On May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri was hit by a category 5 tornado—the most devastating on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale—taking 161 lives and damaging or destroying 8,000 homes and businesses in the area.
This past week, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton co-hosted a reception with Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, to honor and advance the efforts of conservation groups combatting elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade.
As the Ebola crisis continues to grow—with the death toll surpassing that of previous outbreaks combined—the international community seeks to fill critical needs and bolster the health systems in West Africa.
It’s no secret that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma cause an increasing burden of death and disability in rich and poor countries alike.
I was in the audience when President Bill Clinton took the stage at the very first meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) back in 2005.
On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton announced the University of Miami as the site for the eighth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).
With nearly 75 million young people out of school and out of work, addressing youth unemployment is a challenge that reaches every corner of the world.
The United States passed a major milestone last month, having now regained all 8.7 million of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. But many American families, businesses, and communities are still living with the legacy of the most severe contraction in decades.
Nearly six million young Americans are out of school and out of work.
Today, in the closing session of CGI America 2014 in Denver, President Clinton announced that participants in the meeting had made 100 new Commitments to Action.
Yesterday, President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton opened the fourth meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) in Denver.
Five years ago, a dedicated group of cross-sector partners stood on stage at the 2009 CGI Annual Meeting and made a bold commitment—to end sexual violence against girls.
This week, the Shared Value Leadership Summit meets in New York City, featuring contributions by a number of members of the CGI community.
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, more than $2.2 trillion in investments in economic and social infrastructure over the next five years are required to meet critical infrastructure needs. However, we are spending, on a proportional basis, significantly less of our national …
On the last day of Women's History Month, Penny Abeywardena, Director of Girls & Women Integration, shares how CGI is evolving its commitment to promote and advocate girls' and women's empowerment.
For the past three days, more than 1,000 students, from nearly 300 colleges and universities, all 50 states, and more than 80 countries came together at Arizona State University for the sevent annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting.
This year CGI U made the decision to visit my home state of Arizona and bring with it motivated students, ideas, and conversations that will incite positive change here and all over the world.
Last night, Chelsea joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show where she talked about what’s she’s looking forward to at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University, where more than 1,000 students are gathering at Arizona State University.
Through the Clinton Global Initiative University, this powerhouse is proving that young people can—and should—take things into their own hands.
At the 2011 CGI Annual Meeting, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the world had entered into a new "age of participation." Technological innovations–especially social media and other digital networks–are fueling this …
In 2013, CGI members and meeting attendees mobilized for impact and made hundreds of new Commitments to Action that will positively affect millions of lives in all corners of the planet.
This week, President Bill Clinton is hosting top Latin American leaders from business, government, and NGOs in Rio de Janeiro for the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America meeting, to explore ways to strengthen the region’s progress – and apparently to talk sports, as well.
Over the past 10 years, the world has watched the transformational growth of Latin America. Those following the epic "Latin American Decade," as it's been coined, find no shortage of gains, from its use of sustainable energy, to its pioneering social programs, to its swelling middle class.
Over the last two days, hundreds of leaders across sectors came together at the CGI Latin America Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to build partnerships, examine successful initiatives, and develop new strategies for addressing regional challenges.
Next week, President Clinton will convene public, private, and civil society leaders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Clinton Global Initiative’s first Latin America Meeting.
United by a common call to serve, America’s men and women in uniform come from a diverse range of backgrounds and places to form a single all-volunteer force dedicated to protecting our nation during war and peacetime.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest recorded storms in history, touched ground on Friday, devastating entire towns in the island nation, including the cities of Basey and Tacloban, where thousands are missing and
When Mariam, a Syrian refugee, enters the Western Union location just outside of Tripoli, Lebanon, she isn’t walking into a typical money exchange.
This week, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton brought together over 1000 leaders from across sectors to "mobilize for impact" at the ninth CGI Annual Meeting in New York. Over the course of the meeting, CGI members made over 160 …
At the Annual Meeting this morning, CGI members participated in a special "Commitment Case Studies" breakout session focused on “The Myth and Promise of Data for Social Impact." These "Case Studies" sessions bring together like-minded members, with …
Today, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton closed the ninth CGI Annual Meeting and announced the resulting commitments. Over the course of the meeting, CGI members made over 160 new Commitments to Action, expected to impact nearly 22.2 million lives and valued at more …
Throughout the 2013 Annual Meeting, CGI members take part in a wide array of uniquely formatted sessions and special events, each designed to support different steps of the commitment-making process.
On the second day of the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting, members continued to mobilize their commitment-making efforts and build relationships with future partners. See below for key highlights from today:
To architects, it seems self-evident: good design can improve human well-being.
Mayor Bloomberg, Malala Yousafzai, Bunker Roy and others to be honored at Clinton Global Citizen AwardsSep 25, 2013
I’ve lived and worked in China most of my life, and have witnessed firsthand the country’s economic rise. The stories one hears outside of China focus on prosperity, massive infrastructure projects, and an increasing middle class and consumer base.
Today was the first full day of the ninth CGI Annual Meeting, with over 1,000 leaders – including President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Christine Lagarde, and Sheryl Sandberg – coming together to take action around CGI’s 2013 theme, “Mobilizing For Impact.”
We employ 115,000 people at Tyson Foods—we call them team members—and we work hard every day to make great food. We feed our families, the nation, and the world trusted products and, as one of the world’s largest food companies, we also do what we can to make a difference.
As the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting begins, here are 10 not-to-miss highlights - out of many - of this year's meeting. Anyone can take part by watching the live webcast and engaging with #CGI2013 across social media:
This past Sunday, mothers in the U.S. were honored by their loved ones for their generosity and often self-sacrificing kindness. Defined differently by cultures and communities the world over, motherhood is a unique experience capable of altering the life of a woman permanently.
This op-ed was written by U.S.
In 2001, President Nelson Mandela personally invited President Clinton to South Africa to speak about the vital role young people and citizen service play in strengthening a society.
The United Nation's Development Programme estimates that women do 66% of the world’s work, but only earn 10% of the world’s income. Coca-Cola is working to bridge this divide.
A World Without Salt: How Creative Writing and Cross-Sector Cooperation Help Kids See a New Side of STEMJun 13, 2013
This op-ed was written by Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and Gerald Richards, chief executive officer of 826 National.
It’s pretty evident: the world is getting smaller. Thanks to new tools and efforts across the globe, it’s also getting better.
Starkey Executive Director Speaks on the 'Miracle' of Watching Patients Hear for the Very First TimeAug 2, 2013
Today, as part of a 10-day trip across five African nations, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea …
Today, as part of a 10-day trip across five African nations, President Bill Clinton joined …
Co-founded by Gervanne Leridon, African Artists for Development (AAD) funds initiatives that engage contemporary African artists in efforts to increase prosperity and social good across the continent.
In the following interview with the Huffington Post's Rana Florida, President Clinton reflects on the words that have inspired him, shares his approach to effective …
When a crippling drought rocked East Africa in 2011, Proctor & Gamble responded to the devastation in the best way it knew how: with an ambitious CGI Commitment to Action and a packet of powder no bigger than a tea …
While elephant poaching has been a serious challenge at different points in time for more than a century, it has recently risen to alarmingly high levels. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African elephant population has dropped from 1.2 million in 1980 to just 420,000 in 2012.
On the final day of their trip to Africa, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Cook House at Park Station in South Africa.
Today at 12:30pm EST, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will co-host a livestreamed conversation from South Africa on effecting positive change throughout the continent.
Banking on Change: A Tanzanian Business Owner’s Take on Savings, Setting an Example, and the Status of WomenAug 6, 2013
During President Clinton’s stop in Tanzania on Saturday, he met 22 year-old Zainabu Rashid, a woman living in a highly marginalized community on the outskirts of Dar Es …
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa yesterday to visit a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) project site at the Ubuntu Center, the headquarters of Ubuntu Education Fund, which provides health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children …
Yesterday in Rwanda, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton attended another Starkey Hearing Foundation hearing aid fitting, similar to what the delegation saw in Zambia.
Yesterday in Tanzania, President Clinton visited Barclays Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Banking on Change, in Ukonga Ward, where President Clinton and the delegation met with community members who have benefited from this program.
As President Clinton and Chelsea participate in a hearing aid fitting in Zambia, Steven Sawalich of the Starkey Hearing Foundation discusses his passion for bringing hearing aid technology to developing nations.