Agenda

 
Sponsor Topic Breakfast

7:45 AM -

 8:45 AM


The Girl Declaration: Investing in Girl-Led Solutions for Post-2015 and Beyond

Hosted by: Nike Foundation

The more than fifty organizations supporting the Girl Effect believe that women and girls are one of the world’s greatest untapped resources. Across the world today, many of the girls living in poverty are the same girls that can be the most powerful forces for change globally. As the Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, this breakfast will explore how the Girl Effect is working to ensure that the foundation of the new development framework is inclusive of goals, targets, and indicators regarding adolescent girls. The Girl Effect is escalating its outreach and dedicated resources for girls to unleash the greatest opportunity of a generation: their potential to end extreme poverty.

Please note, doors will open and breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30AM.

Participants:

Jeni Klugman , World Bank
Amina Mohammed, United Nations Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning

 
Plenary Session

9:00 AM -

 10:00 AM


Creating Business at the Base of the Pyramid

Over four billion people live at the base of the economic pyramid, and the majority of them are women. Despite the fact that they live on less than five dollars a day, their output represents one-third of the world’s economy and they hold $5 trillion in purchasing power. In addition to being a “market,” those at the base of the pyramid are key suppliers, customers, employees, and entrepreneurs—challenging companies to balance profits with social benefits such as jobs and locally-relevant products.

In this session, key leaders from across sectors will share HOW members can:

• learn from successful business models that have led to profitable markets while generating social benefits
• accelerate the creation of these business opportunities by harnessing technology, most notably mobile
• cultivate entrepreneurs and small businesses

Moderator:

Betty Liu, Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg TV

Participants:

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo Group
Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development, MIT , Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, The Western Union Company
Antony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive, Barclays PLC
Bunker Roy, Founder, The Barefoot College

 
Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM -

 11:30 AM


CGI Conversations with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

The Pulse of Today's Global Economy

Session Features:  Filmed for Broadcast  •   Panel


From scaling green energy industries to bringing mobile technology to developing economies, many of today’s most promising investment prospects involve expanding the scope and reach of markets. As the global economy adapts to new norms, business leaders are able to challenge old assumptions while pursuing new, innovative investments. Identifying these opportunities requires a forward-thinking view of the global financial system, shifting from a short-term focus to a long-term outlook on the next generation of economic growth.

Filmed by CGI’s 2013 broadcast partner CNBC and moderated by anchor Maria Bartiromo, panelists in this session will examine:

• how the most promising economic and business growth opportunities can be identified
• how investments in sustainable industries can return real value to shareholders
• how regulatory environments have impacted economic recovery and growth in developed and developing markets, and how they can provide a social value lens to investment strategies

To ensure your place in this session, please arrive in the room by the scheduled start time. Once taping begins, the doors must remain closed and entry will no longer be permitted.

Moderator:

Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC

Participants:

Tony James, President and COO, Blackstone
Ricardo B. Salinas, Founder and Chairman, Grupo Salinas
Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, Inc.

 

Scalable Ideas: Pitching for Partnerships

Session Features:  Commitment Pitches  •   Interactive  •   Networking


Moving from proof-of-concept to successful scale up is often the biggest test to proving a program’s long-term viability and potential to achieve broader impact.

Five commitment-makers representing a selection of CGI Tracks will spend three minutes “pitching” their Commitments to Action, sharing the details and progress of their work. An expert panel will then conduct a short Q&A session with “pitch-makers” before the session opens to networking with the audience, with the goal of mobilizing potential new resources and partnerships to scale highlighted commitments.

Remarks:

Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google Giving, Google, Inc.
James Mwangi, Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder and CEO, Endeavor Global

Moderator:

Rex Northen, Executive Director, Cleantech Open

Participants:

Amanda Gutierrez, Research Assistant, Rice University Beyond Traditional Borders
Crispin Murira, Chief Executive Officer, Copia Global
Elad Orian, Co-founder and General Manager, Comet-ME
Sachi Shenoy, Co-founder and Executive Director, Upaya Social Ventures
Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Founder and CEO, Build Change

 

The Myth and Promise of Data for Social Impact

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


Acquiring good data and timely feedback are critical in determining the success of any initiative tackling complex global challenges. The right metrics are essential to identify what works, determine best practices, and take effective solutions to scale. Rather than limiting this tool to documenting reach and expenditures, organizations can advance their utilization of data to set goals and assess outcomes for greater impact.

This session will examine cross-cutting approaches and key learnings from existing CGI commitments, this session by exploring HOW members can:

• cooperate within and across sectors to make the most of scarce resources and avoid duplication of efforts
• harness mobile technology, open source initiatives, and 'big data' to maximize a program’s impact and potential to scale

Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting

Participants:

Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE
Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard

 
Small Group Discussions

10:30 AM -

 11:30 AM


Asia-Pacific Networking Session

Session Features:  Networking  •   Interactive


The Asia-Pacific region is the most populous in the world, with some of the youngest populations residing in countries such as India. The region’s growth is projected to reach almost seven percent in 2014, in comparison with advanced economies, including the US, which are expected to grow at two percent. Despite this vast workforce supply and impressive economic success, the region faces the growing challenges of rising poverty in rural areas; economic inequity among citizens; lack of access to health care services and education; and environmental degradation.

This session will bring together members from, or with business interests in, the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas and network around how to best utilize the CGI community to combat these continued social and economic issues.


 

Community Resilience: A Local Approach to Preparedness

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive


Protecting the poor from debilitating shocks—such as natural disasters, and illness or disease—is an ongoing focus at CGI. As the frequency of these shocks continues to rise, there is an urgent need to identify how to best support communities that face recurring emergencies, but which are often extended finite humanitarian aid only after a devastating event occurs.

This session will explore resilience by examining the importance of empowering vulnerable peoples at the individual, family, and household levels before an emergency. Participants will hear from government, civil society, and private sector voices, paying particular attention to the role of women in this space. Women are frequently excluded from decision-making processes despite often facing the highest amount of risk in their communities.

Remarks:

Kesetebirhan Admasu, Ministry of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson
Sienna Miller, Global Ambassador, International Medical Corps

 

The Future of Renewable Energy in the Caribbean

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Interactive


Prone to natural disasters and rising sea levels, few places will feel the consequences of a warming climate more directly than island nations. In an effort to address these challenges, President Clinton was recently invited by several island nations to work with them on developing plans to transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

As a component of these efforts, this session will explore opportunities for partnership in deploying renewable energy solutions in the Caribbean region. Participants in this session will come together from across sectors to identify priority areas and opportunities for collaboration on new Commitments to Action over the next 12 months.

Remarks:

David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy, Inc.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Moderator:

José María Figueres Olsen, Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica, President, Carbon War Room

 

Women in Technology: Filling the Next 1.5 Million Jobs

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive


The total number of IT jobs in the United States will increase 22 percent by 2020, and worldwide, the sector is predicted to grow at three times the rate of any other industry. If current trends continue, the information technology industry will only be able to fill half of its available jobs within the next five years. Concurrently, women remain a small minority in the industry—they hold less than 25 percent of professional IT-related jobs, only 10 percent of executive positions, and fewer than 10 percent of all patents. And when they do enter the field, more than half leave after only 10 years. The exclusion of women from the IT industry serves as a loss for themselves and their families, for the industry at large, and for global technical innovation and productivity.

This session will explore existing strategies for integrating women into the IT sector developed by companies, policy makers, educators, and NGOs, as well as address the growing need for new approaches.

Moderator:

Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, U.S. Department of State

Participants:

Martha Omoekpen Alade, President, Women in Technology in Nigeria
Shawn A. Covell, Vice President of Government Affairs, Qualcomm, Inc.
Trish Tierney, Executive Director, Institute of International Education

 
Lunch Plenary Session

12:00 PM -

 1:00 PM


Game-Changers in Technology

New technological innovations and trends — such as 3-D printing, crowdsourcing, big data, and ‘the internet of things’ — will effectively change the way we design, create, and interact with products and services. In a new era of promoting collaborative action through various networks, these technologies will also empower citizens and communities to play a larger role in the design of future societies.

In this session, key leaders from across sectors will share HOW members can:

• define the next generation of manufacturing using new technological innovations
• utilize these technologies to inspire and engage citizens, namely women
• leverage new technologies to bring innovative, efficacious solutions to existing global challenges

Moderator:

Regina E. Dugan, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Projects, Motorola Mobility

Participants:

Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
Bre Pettis, Chief Executive Officer, Makerbot Industries
Juliana Rotich, Co-founder and Executive Director, Ushahidi Inc
S.D. Shibulal, Managing Director and CEO, Infosys Limited

 
Breakout Sessions

1:30 PM -

 3:00 PM


How can we strive towards zero waste in global supply chains?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


Businesses can dramatically improve operating costs and their impact on the environment by reducing inefficiencies in their global supply chains. A number of businesses have already confirmed their intention of sending zero waste to landfills, while others have redesigned their products and supply chain to use fewer resources as inputs or re-use waste.

This interactive session will mobilize members to brainstorm new solutions and actionable next steps, by exploring HOW they can:

• create ways for businesses of all sizes to minimize the volume of resources and raw materials used from the start of their supply chain
• reduce or eliminate output waste from production
• support businesses in turning their outputs back into inputs, by reusing and repurposing waste

Moderators:

Gabe Kleinman, Systems Design Portfolio Lead, IDEO
Jocelyn Wyatt, Executive Director + Co-lead, IDEO.org

Participants:

Linda J. Fisher, Vice President, Safety, Health & Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont
Jinhui Li, Professor, Tsinghua University

 

Impact Investing: The Second Act

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


Impact investing could unlock $500 billion in capital by 2020, securing positive financial returns while addressing global environmental and social issues like climate change, poverty, and income inequality. Despite the long-term benefits of impact investing, ongoing economic difficulties, short-term pressures, and low awareness pose significant challenges to its expansion.

This session will examine cross-cutting approaches and key learnings from existing CGI commitments, this session by exploring HOW members can:

• grow the field of impact investing by mobilizing resources from a broad set of investors
• demonstrate that addressing environmental and social objectives can still result in profitable investment returns
• formalize impact investing standards to be more widely adopted

Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting

Participants:

Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network
Andrew Kuper, Founder and President, LeapFrog Investments
Tracy Palandjian, Co-founder and CEO, Social Finance, Inc.

 

Unveiling the Hidden Labor Costs of Global Supply Chains

Session Features:  Moderated Discussion  •   Panel


Recent incidents in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China have demonstrated that despite ongoing public and private sector efforts, much more needs to be done to improve labor standards and workers’ conditions around the world. Numerous cross-sector approaches can be utilized to successfully address these rights amid today’s increasingly complex global supply chains. Governments and multinational corporations can identify incentives to further promote investment in improved labor standards; and work together to improve metrics development, data collection, and transparency to provide critical information to all stakeholders.

This session will explore how governments, companies, and NGOs can partner to eliminate forced labor, hazardous working conditions, excessive hours, and poor wages in work environments globally. Members will examine how they can empower workers to uphold their rights and improve their own work conditions by collaborating with suppliers across the value chain.

Remarks:

Donna Karan, Founder, The Urban Zen Foundation

Moderator:

Peter R. Orszag, Vice Chairman, Public Sector and Chairman, Financial Strategies and Solutions, Citibank

Participants:

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC
Jean Baderschneider, Chair, National Leadership Council, Polaris Project
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Patagonia
Nina Smith, Executive Director, Goodweave

 
Small Group Discussions

1:30 PM -

 3:00 PM


Resilient Cities Action Network

Session Features:  Commitment Development  •   Networking  •   Interactive


Building resiliency to climate change in urban settings is a key challenge that cities all over the globe are currently taking on. These efforts call for insurance and reinsurance companies, investors, the construction industry, and global leaders to work together to tackle the new realities brought on by climate-related events. Identifying and addressing high priority interests, barriers, and opportunities to advance infrastructure investment and other climate adaptation and resiliency measures will maximize the efficacy of this action.

Participants in this session—including mayors from megacities around the world—will work together to identify opportunities for collaboration and develop Commitments to Action that lead to new, specific, timely, and measurable reductions in cities’ vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. In 2014, the CGI Resilient Cities Action Network will be established to continue the momentum of existing efforts in this space and to provide a community for members who are interested and involved in this work.


 

The Cutting Edge: Next Generation Technologies and the Future of Global Health

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive


Genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics are altering the current state of the health care industry, and new discoveries hold the promise of a healthier future for people across the globe. However, it is unclear how every individual will benefit from these new advances in technology.

In this session, members will discuss how the changing face of global medicine will have an unprecedented impact on society, and how the benefits of these disruptive technologies can be shared across geographies and demographics.

Moderator:

Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Participants:

Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Director General, King Hussein Cancer Foundation
David Moinina Sengeh, President, Global Minimum
Sue Siegel, Chief Executive Officer, GE Ventures, GE

 
Closing Plenary Session

3:30 PM -

 5:00 PM


While the news is often focused on crises and disasters, and while half the world continues to live on less than $2 a day, it becomes too easy to overlook the progress made over the last 50 years. Investing in the present through continued and renewed optimism and action around proven solutions to global challenges—while being forward-thinking and envisioning how to best mobilize the right entities for the future—will greatly accelerate the advancements made in the recent past.

Hosted by President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton, this session will feature cross-sector leaders and CGI commitment-makers who will share the progress of their efforts and their view of a more equitable, stable, and sustainable future.

Remarks:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States

Participants:

Kelvin Doe, Student and Innovator, Prince of Wales School
Elias Taban, National Bishop, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Uganda