Agenda

 Printable View
 
Special Event

9:00 AM -

 10:30 AM


Reimagining Finance for Social Impact: Planning for Scale

Breakfast hosted by Western Union

Session Features:  Pre-Registration Required


Tracking the efficiency and effectiveness of international development funding can prove challenging—while the focus has traditionally been placed on the impacts resulting from vital programs, assessing the broader systems that make these programs possible is of equal importance. Today, research indicates that getting funds securely and quickly across borders and to hard-to-reach places is a burden experienced up to 80 percent more by NGOs than by comparable for-profit multinationals, inadvertently constraining social impact. What would it take to co-create the more robust systems needed by the global community to solve the worlds’ most pressing challenges? At this interactive breakfast, CGI members will imagine new approaches to finance that promote transparency, collaboration, security, and the development of new technologies to address complex global and financial issues. The resulting feedback will be shared with the broader CGI community and used to plan the scaling up of Western Union’s existing Commitments to Action made through CGI.

Remarks:

Hikmet Ersek, President, CEO and Director, The Western Union Company

Participants:

Nancy Aossey, President and CEO, International Medical Corps
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women's World Banking
Sean Lowrie, Director, The Start Network
Michael Schlein, President and CEO, ACCION
Cathy Stewart, Finance Director, Rare
John Wood, Founder, Room to Read

 
Networking Event

9:00 AM -

 11:00 AM


Girls & Women Strategy Session

Since 2009, the progress CGI has made in supporting the empowerment of girls and women (G&W) around the world is a result of the dedicated work of the CGI community overall. Over the past several years, girls and women have been strategically integrated into CGI’s programming and various platforms, leading to an increase in CGI member Commitments to Action that take this perspective and issue into account in their design and implementation. This strategy session provides an opportunity for members to network with industry leaders and special guests, and take in the panel conversation “5 Years On: Engaging Men as Allies to Promote Women’s Empowerment.” Members are then invited to participate in a town hall discussion on issues related to girls’ and women’s empowerment through CGI commitments.

Remarks:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Kingdom of the Netherlands

 
Opening Plenary Session

12:00 PM -

 1:30 PM


Reimagining Impact

Brunch will be available at 11:00 AM in the Member Lounge and Second Floor Hallway

Since 2005—through great imagination, partnerships, and hard work—CGI members have tried, sometimes failed, and most often succeeded in turning their ideas into action to tackle global challenges. To accomplish this, they have designed better and more ambitious Commitments to Action, and mobilized their resources and partnerships to form creative networks of collaboration across the world. For CGI’s 10th Annual Meeting, the 2014 annual theme of Reimagining Impact will:

• highlight and celebrate the transformative ideas and actions of CGI members over the last decade
• explore how members measure and assess the outcomes of their commitments
• imagine bold ideas for CGI members to achieve even greater impact going forward


 
Special Event

1:30 PM -

 3:30 PM


Operation Change: Amplifying Impact Through Partnerships and Storytelling

Commitments Spotlight hosted by Starkey Hearing Foundation

Session Features:  Open House  •   Networking  •   Interactive


Successful leaders in business, philanthropy, and policy value the power of partnerships to drive global impact, and the rapid growth of social media and digital content has created a unique opportunity to effectively harness that power. This Commitments Spotlight will showcase real-life stories and explore successful partnerships at the intersection of storytelling and technology, with a special focus on Operation Change, a 10-part documentary television series and an interactive web platform that highlights the power of philanthropic partnerships around the globe. Brief clips from the series will be followed by a live discussion featuring Starkey Hearing Foundation’s William Austin and Steven Sawalich, as well as Starkey partners Donna Karan and Barbara Bush. CGI members are encouraged to stop by this Commitments Spotlight before attending their chosen breakout session to discover ways that their organizations can inspire action by telling their stories and fostering meaningful, sustainable partnerships.

Moderator:

Barry Eugene Avery Johnson, Principal, 32 Advisors, LLC, Co-founder, Global Act, Inc

Participants:

Bill Austin, Founder, Starkey Hearing Foundation
Barbara Bush, Co-founder and CEO, Global Health Corps
Donna Karan, Founder, Urban Zen
Steven Sawalich, Senior Director, Global Media and Philanthropy, Starkey Hearing Technologies

 
Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM -

 3:30 PM


Can we fail faster, bigger, and better for greater impact?

Session Features:  Debates  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


The light bulb, the polio vaccine, and the Internet—some of the most transformative achievements in recent history have resulted from efforts that initially failed, but were then re-envisioned to achieve success. Forward-thinking organizations embrace challenges and ‘failures’ as integral to innovation and iterative improvement, acknowledging that big impact can only be achieved through big bets. In this session, CGI members will debate the following questions:

• Can we promote an openness to failure in the social impact sector when investments are at stake and incentives do not promote higher risk-taking?
• Can we create conditions that allow for shorter turnaround time and better foster innovation in the development of products, services, and programs?
• Can we fail often enough at the scale necessary to lead to significant progress?

Remarks:

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland

Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Founder and CEO, The Adaptist, The GIIFT

Participants:

Musimbi Kanyoro, Chief Executive Officer, Global Fund for Women
Christopher Mikkelsen, Founder and Co-CEO, Refugees United
Dymphna van der Lans, Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Climate Initiative
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson

 

CGI Conversation hosted by PBS’s Charlie Rose

Leadership That Matters

Session Features:  Filmed for Broadcast  •   Panel


The quality of leaders in today’s complex global economy will depend on their vision, strategy, and capacity to adapt rapidly. In this session, filmed by CGI’s 2014 broadcast partner PBS and moderated by host Charlie Rose, CGI members will hear guests share their perspectives on addressing systemic economic, social, and environmental challenges. Speakers will share their views on how members can best leverage partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and government to achieve the greatest impact in their efforts.

Moderator:

Charlie Rose, Anchor and Executive Editor of "Charlie Rose" and "Charlie Rose: The Week", Co-Anchor of "CBS This Morning"

 

How can smallholder farmers and fishers increase their economic opportunities?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


Over 80 percent of the food consumed in the developing world comes from 500 million smallholder farmers and 60 percent of the global fish catch is hauled by smallholder fishers. However, while smallholder farmers and fishers play a major role in feeding the world, they sometimes struggle to feed their own families and communities. Lack of tools, resources and opportunities prohibits smallholder farmers and fishers from scaling their production and increasing their income. In this session, CGI members will reimagine how to:

• support farmers and fishers in scaling their production while protecting forests and oceans
• increase access to financing opportunities, technical assistance, and business skills to achieve higher market value for smallholders’ yields
• invest in women, who are the majority in the agricultural and fishery labor force, to close the gender-based gap and improve livelihoods

Remarks:

Mark Gunton, Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership

Moderator:

Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead and Executive Director, IDEO.org

Participants:

María José González, Executive Director, Mesoamerican Reef Fund
Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated; Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis; Distinguished Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Mars, Incorporated

 
Small Group Discussions

2:00 PM -

 3:30 PM


Franchising Global Health Systems

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Interactive


Many of the most innovative and effective global health interventions have been proven through successful pilot programs, yet subsequently failed to reach scale. Meanwhile, the private sector has developed efficient and effective models for expanding businesses worldwide.

This session will bring together CGI members—specifically business leaders with expertise in franchising and global health innovators—to share scale and replication strategies which can be applied to global health delivery.

Participants:

Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Republic of Rwanda
Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations
Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, Population Services International (PSI)
Chuck Slaughter, President and Founder, Living Goods

 

Scaling Effective Educational Interventions

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Interactive


For every project that improves access to and the quality of education, questions related to scalability naturally emerge. Expanding educational interventions to reach broader populations is a goal of many organizations involved in these efforts—as success is achieved, the immediate focus is shifted to scaling up. However, challenges frequently materialize when attempting to bring these interventions to scale and if implemented, many face mixed results.

This session will focus on the variables that determine if an educational intervention is ready to be scaled. Specific successes in educational interventions will be highlighted and CGI members will consider the feasibility of bringing these interventions to scale.

Participants:

Gib Bulloch, Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships
Rajkamal Saxena, Founder and President, Hillary Clinton Nursing School and Bill Clinton School; Founder and President, Ramrati Institute of Technology, Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation
George Srour, Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow, Inc.
Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution

 

Scaling Sustainable Buildings Action Network

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Interactive


Established in 2010, the Sustainable Buildings Action Network brings CGI members together to collaborate on a range of topics including healthy buildings and materials, green schools, affordable green housing, developing energy and water positive buildings, and energy-efficiency. The Action Network engages various organizations from fields such as construction, education, and public health to ensure the generation of comprehensive solutions—facilitated by the sharing of best practices, exchange of ideas, and the creation of additional partnerships and cooperation in the subject area.

This session will allow CGI members to discuss new Commitments to Action in development, share progress on existing commitments, and identify opportunities for future collaboration. It will place a special emphasis on technology and financing, energy efficiency, healthy buildings, and the related Commitments to Action that are being launched at the 10th Annual Meeting.


 

The Modern Business Imperative: LGBT Rights Around the World

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Commitment Development  •   Interactive


Today’s business environment reflects the great momentum among companies to prioritize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality as a business imperative, particularly in the United States. Many companies signed the amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act or issued a public statement celebrating its defeat. Large consumer brands have experienced increased consumer support from ads or political statements supporting marriage equality. Simultaneously, however, the issue of gay rights is still a divisive political issue in the United States and in more than 80 countries around the world, homosexual acts are punishable by law.

In this session, CGI members will learn about current efforts underway to build inclusive communities and corporate workplaces, as well as discuss how to widen the scope of these approaches to support LGBT rights internationally.

Participants:

Daniel Duty, Vice President, Global Affairs, Target
Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State
Kathleen Matthews, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Marriott International
Xiaogang Wei, Executive Director, Beijing Gender Health Education Institute

 

The Syrian Crisis: Supporting Refugees and Host Communities

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Commitment Development  •   Interactive


As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, the waves of refugees crossing borders into Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey continues unabated. The UNHCR reports that, of the 3 million people that have fled Syria, women and children make up the vast majority and approximately 85 percent reside within host communities—differentiating this crisis from others and placing particular strain on the resources of host countries, specifically in the sectors of energy, livelihoods, health, and education.

Following President Clinton’s “Call to Action” to galvanize support for Jordan as it manages the influx of refugees, and given the worsening refugee situation in Lebanon and Turkey, this session will explore strategies for engaging the broader region in mitigating the negative impacts of one of the largest forced migrations of the 21st century. A high-level discussion including regional experts will focus on Commitments to Action providing cross-sector support for host communities as they integrate refugees, as well as promoting economic development in the region.

Participants:

Elias Bou Saab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Majid Kaddoumi, Vice President and Managing Director – Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Medtronic
Benoit Kalasa, Director of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa, United Nations Population Fund
Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
Ibrahim Saif, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 
Plenary Session

4:00 PM -

 5:15 PM


Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics

Tackling climate change head-on presents the greatest opportunity we have ever had to shift the world’s economy toward sustainable growth and long-term stability. To become smarter about managing the planet, the private sector, public sector, and civil society should double-down on proven solutions that provide economic opportunities and strengthen vital ecosystems. In this session, key leaders across sectors will reimagine how CGI members can:

• implement strategies that finance forest conservation, bolster ocean resilience, and support smallholder farmers
• support mainstream investors in their efforts to unlock the capital required to accelerate investments toward a low-carbon economy
• reinforce the critical role of women in promoting sustainable livelihoods and adapting to climate change, locally and globally

Remarks:

Parker Liautaud, Expedition Leader, Willis Resilience Expedition

Moderator:

Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Participants:

Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO, IKEA Group
Agnes Kalibata, Interim President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Henry M. Paulson Jr., Chairman, The Paulson Institute
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

 
Special Event

7:00 PM -

 9:45 PM


Women in Leadership: Measuring What Matters

Dinner hosted by Barclays

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


Women are significantly under-represented in corporate executive leadership, comprising less than 17 percent of boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies—a statistic that has not improved meaningfully in the last decade. Yet, a growing body of research shows that companies with more gender-diverse leadership may outperform those with less diversity. The increasing demand for socially responsible investing (“SRI”) has increased significantly in recent times, fueling investor interest in the theme of corporate gender diversity. The evening will feature an informative and thought-provoking agenda on the topic of women in leadership including a discussion led by a panel of leading industry specialists. Attendees will include representatives from leading US corporations, investors and thought leaders.

Moderator:

Kelly Evans, Co-anchor, "Closing Bell", CNBC

Participants:

Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz SE, Chair of the President's Global Development Council, Former CEO and Co-CIO of PIMCO
Antony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive, Barclays
Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation, Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

 

7:45 PM -

 9:30 PM


Beyond the MDGs: Leveraging Creative Partnerships to Solve Global Health Challenges

Dinner hosted by Procter & Gamble

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a driving force behind improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Three of the MDGs are focused on health, and significant progress has been made to achieve their targets through cross-sector collaboration. This type of coordinated effort and partnerships combining resources from diverse actors can be leveraged to address all global health challenges, generating more lasting and meaningful impact. At this dinner, a panel discussion will demonstrate how partnerships among governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector can provide solutions with depth and economies of scale that sustainably impact global health.

Moderator:

Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Institute

Participants:

Deborah Birx, Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR
Derek Mitchell, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Burma, U.S. Department of State
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID

 

Bridging the Opportunity Divide for 300 Million Youth

Dinner hosted by Microsoft

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


While economies around the world are showing signs of recovery, recent data indicates that lasting effects from the global economic crisis are continuing to create challenges for youth. This includes a persistent “opportunity divide,” a gap between those who have the skills, training, and access to opportunities to achieve success and those who do not. Microsoft YouthSpark—the company’s Commitment to Action—focuses on closing this gap for 300 million young people by 2015 by partnering closely with youth, government, nonprofit and business leaders. Despite tough economic circumstances, a number of programs are successfully helping young people gain skills and training, secure employment, and create businesses. This dinner will feature an interactive conversation with youth who are benefiting from these programs, and will discuss the actions we can collectively take to continue the progress made in bridging the “opportunity divide” for youth.

Participants:

Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
Eric Gertler, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Center of Economic Transformation, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Marshall Davis Jones, Spoken Word Artist
Varun Kashyap, Social Entrepreneur, Let’s Endorse
Arabia Simeone, High School Student
Yvonne Thomas, Senior Manager, Global Programs, Microsoft Corporation
Joshua Uwadiae, IT Manager, eCourier

 

Combatting Wildlife Crime: Saving the Rhino from Extinction

Dinner hosted by United Postcode Lotteries

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


The United Postcode Lotteries—together with the Peace Parks Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Netherlands—commit at this year’s CGI Annual Meeting to tackle rhino population decline using a multi-pronged, systems-based approach implemented through the new and innovative African Rhino Protection Programme. This approach includes fighting rhino poaching criminal syndicates head on, as well as providing habitat and species protection support to southern African countries and their conservation agencies. A panel of experts and advocates will share their experiences protecting the animals, both on the ground and globally, in the fight against highly-organized wildlife crime syndicates.

Moderator:

Marieke van Schaik, Managing Director, Dutch Postcode Lottery

Participants:

Joaquim Chissano, Former President, Government of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano Foundation
Bandile Mkhize, Chief Executive Officer, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Christopher Shepherd, Director, TRAFFIC

 

Feeding 9 Billion, Together: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Climate

Dinner hosted by Monsanto

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


Over the next 50 years, societies around the world will have to generate more food than they did in the past 10,000 years combined in order to meet the needs of the growing global population. And this food will need to be produced in ever-evolving environments that are facing some serious challenges, from extreme weather to the availability and sustainability of natural resources. No single entity can solve these issues alone, and it is imperative for farmers, corporations, NGOs, and government agencies to work together to develop creative solutions. This dinner will feature a compelling panel discussion exploring ways to improve sustainable food production in the face of climate change, population growth, and resource constraints.

Remarks:

Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company

Moderator:

Marc Gunther, Editor-at-Large, Guardian Sustainable Business US

Participants:

Robb Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company
Kathleen McLaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation;, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart
Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International Foundation

 

Our Generation’s Greatest Challenge: Winning the Race to a Clean Energy Future

Dinner hosted by NRG

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


By inspiring consumers to be passionate about how we use and produce energy, we can spur a consumer-led movement that compels a clean energy future. Through collaboration and solutions driven by a shared purpose, we can create positive environmental and economic outcomes unprecedented in scale and ambition—securing the futures of people, the economy, and the planet. Challenged to shift our mindsets toward achieving this goal through creative cooperation at last year’s Annual Meeting, this dinner will bring together corporate leaders to accelerate the race to a clean energy future and fight our generation’s greatest challenge: climate change.

Moderator:

Trish Regan, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Participants:

David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy, Inc.
Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and Founder, X PRIZE Foundation

 

Starting From Zero: The Unrivaled Importance of Early Childhood

Dinner hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


At no other time do humans develop as rapidly as they do from birth through age five. During this time, a critical foundation is established, profoundly impacting an individual’s entire life. For young children to thrive, they need loving caregivers, supportive communities, holistic education, and healthy environments to promote lifelong positive development. This dinner will feature an expert-led discussion examining the inexorable link between a child’s earliest experiences and his or her future outcomes—highlighting the responsibility we share in supporting the success of generations to come.

Remarks:

Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Moderator:

Nicholas Kristof, Columnist and Author, The New York Times

Participants:

Allyson Crawford, Executive Director, Room to Grow
Neil Izenberg, Founder and Chief Executive, Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, Creator, KidsHealth.org
Uma Thurman, Founding Board Member, Room to Grow, Award-winning Actress
Rosemarie T. Truglio, Senior Vice President, Global Education Content, Sesame Workshop