Over the three days of the 2012 Annual Meeting, an array of heads of state, CEOs, non-profit leaders, and other global luminaries made over 150 new commitments, valued at more than $2 billion and expected to impact nearly 22 million lives.



Meeting Theme


How can we design our world to create more opportunity and more equality? How are we designing our lives, our environments, and the global systems we employ in order to impact the challenges at hand?

The 2012 Annual Meeting will explore how the Clinton Global Initiative community can utilize our abundance of global capacity to invent better tools, build more effective interventions, and work creatively and collaboratively to design a future worth pursuing. Each day of the Annual Meeting, CGI members will use a different lens to approach designing their work for impact.


Featured Attendees

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Fazle Abed

Founder & Chairperson


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


Albright Stonebridge Group

Gianna Angelopoulos


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


Joyce Banda

President of the Republic of Malawi

Ehud Barak

Minister of Defense

State of Israel

Stephanie Bell-Rose

Managing Director


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


Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Irina Bokova



Eli Broad


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


Every Mother Counts

Felipe Calderón

Former President of Mexico

Steve Capus


NBC News

John Chambers

Chairman & CEO


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


The Geena Davis Institute

Rosario Dawson


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

Michael Douglas


Project Apogee

Bill Drayton

Founder and CEO

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Richard Edelman

President & CEO


Hikment Ersek

President and CEO

Western Union

Paul Farmer


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


Save the Children

Jay Fishman

Chairman & CEO

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Julio Frenk

Dean, School of Public Health

Harvard University

Stephen Friedman


MTV Networks

Helene Gayle

President & CEO


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


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


Hult International Business School

Chad Hurley



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


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


Urban Zen Foundation

Tawakkol Karman


Womens Journalists Without Chains Youth

Muhtar Kent

Executive Chairman

The Coca-Cola Company

Jim Kim


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


Nicholas Kristof


The New York Times

Fred Krupp


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


The Eva Longoria Foundation

Mindy Lubber

President and CEO


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


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


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


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


Oxfam America

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland

President, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice

Judith Rodin


The Rockefeller Foundation

Jim Rogers

Chairman, President & CEO

Duke Energy Corporation

Charlie Rose

Executive Editor and Anchor


Irene Rosenfeld

Chairman & CEO

Kraft Foods

Robert Rubin


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


Rajiv Shah


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


Columbia University

Petar Stoyanov

Former President of the Republic of Bulgaria

President, Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation

Barbra Streisand


The Streisand Foundation

Mark R. Tercek

President & CEO

The Nature Conservancy

Jonathan Tisch

Co-chairman & CEO

Loews Corporation

Luis A. Ubiñas


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


Seth Waugh

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Deutsche Bank

Randi Weingarten


American Federation of Teachers

Elie Wiesel


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


Yunus Centre

Fareed Zakaria


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