Opening Plenary Session

Mobilizing for Impact

CGI’s 2013 theme, “Mobilizing for Impact,” focuses on how members can be more effective in leveraging key resources, and engaging individuals and partner organizations. From concept to completion, activating the right entities to drive Commitments to Action is essential to ensuring comprehensive and sustainable change.

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

• mobilize individuals – from employees to customers and citizens – to take collective action in adopting healthier, more sustainable lifestyles
• mobilize internal resources along value chains to pursue positive economic, social, and environmental returns
• mobilize creative networks of cooperation, implementing large-scale partnerships capable of solving global challenges


President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States


Bono, Lead Singer, U2, Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Khalida Brohi, Founder and Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society; Giving Women Wings in Pakistan
Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Breakout Sessions

From Stigma to Success: Empowering the World's Billion People with Disabilities

Session Features:  Moderated Discussion  •   Panel

One billion people globally live with intellectual, mental, and physical disabilities, spanning every country, race, religion, and social class. For far too long, a combination of social stigma and lack of access to supporting care and services has prevented the world from recognizing and tapping into their enormous potential. Implementing inclusive strategies that work to both eliminate stigma and empower people with disabilities to live healthy and productive lives- through health care, education, and workforce training—is a social and economic imperative.

This session will focus on the action steps needed to integrate people with disabilities into the global agenda, ensuring their needs and perspectives are included in building development goals and priorities. Key strategies will be identified for increasing health and educational capacity; improving public understanding and reducing stigma; and expanding the private sector’s integration of people with disabilities into core business decisions.


Judith E. Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State


Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi
Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics
Chun Li "Angel" Zhao, Chief Inspiration Officer and Starkey Hearing Foundation Fellow, Partners in Excellence, 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.


James Mwangi, Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder and CEO, Endeavor Global
Chuck Slaughter, Founder and President, Living Goods


Rex Northen, Executive Director, Cleantech Open


Olivier Behra, Chief Executive Officer, Man And Nature
Pallavi Gaikwad, Program Officer, Sport for Development, The Naz Foundation India Trust
Farah Mohamed, Creator, President, and Chief Empowerment Officer, G(irls)20 Summit
Salif Romano Niang, Chief Impact Officer, Malô
John R. Seffrin, Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Lunch Plenary Session

"Big Bets" Philanthropy: Partnership, Risk-Taking, and Innovation

Successfully addressing the world’s most pressing challenges requires ambitious risk-taking, effective partnerships, and the most efficient use of resources. While market solutions can be used to create economic opportunities, philanthropic and public funds are still essential to fully resolve issues that cannot be addressed by markets alone. Progress can be greatly accelerated by more effective philanthropy and goverment aid.

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

• promote collaboration between multiple stakeholders – including philanthropists, governments, the private sector, investors, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs – to most effectively take on intractable global issues
• design and utilize sound and functional metrics to measure the outcomes and impact of their work
• establish strategies for innovative financing, such as impact investing, aid, and philanthropic funds to complement one another, allowing them to scale exemplary projects


Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief and American Business Editor, The Economist


Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings Limited
Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Geeta Rao Gupta, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Breakout Sessions

How can women transform their lives using mobile technologies?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

In the developing world, 300 million fewer women than men own mobile phones — a tool that can promote independence and security, as well as improve access to services like health care, education, finance, and income generation opportunities. For mobile operators, closing this gender gap could unlock a $13 billion market. Overcoming the economic, cultural, and design barriers prohibiting women from accessing and using mobile phones is key to ensuring they gain the full benefits of this technology.

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

• improve women’s access to mobile technology
• design products, services, and content that are relevant to women
• support women in developing and distributing mobile products and services


Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Aldi Haryopratomo, Co-founder and CEO, Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma)


Pam Scott, Founder, The Curious Company
Sandy Speicher, Associate Partner and Education Lead, IDEO


The Race for Resilient Communities

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

From megacities to rural villages, local economies and communities are increasingly vulnerable to the risks of climate change, environmental degradation, and natural disasters. Boosting resiliency to these threats is critical to sustaining economic development and job creation, preserving hard-earned gains in poverty reduction.

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

• expand local infrastructure, access to services, and social networks to bolster the resiliency of communities and local business owners, especially women
• join or replicate ongoing conservation efforts to protect natural assets vital for local livelihoods, ecotourism, and global supply chains


Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting


Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
Timote Georges, Co-founder and Country Director, Smallholder Farmers Alliance
Mark Newton, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, The Timberland Company
Zhang Xinsheng, President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Plenary Session

Healthier Futures: Prioritizing Prevention

The rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is one of the greatest threats to global health and economic development in the 21st century, accounting for 63 percent of global deaths. The leading risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity – play a major role in the cause of high-burden NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer.

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

• position prevention, with an emphasis on risk factors, at the center of the health debate
• invest in more economical measures to address NCDs – such as early testing and diagnosis – rather than costly treatment
• leverage new insights from the field of behavioral economics to incentivize change at home and in the workplace

President Obama and President Clinton will engage in a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America and access to quality health care around the globe.