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Plenary Session

Valuing What Matters

GDP and financial profits have not been able to sufficiently assess and drive the long-term prosperity of businesses and societies around the world, yet they remain the standard for measuring progress. Governments, civil society, and businesses need to redefine value to address not just the economic but the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. In this session, key leaders across sectors will reimagine how CGI members can:

• identify which indicators and measurement systems can be implemented to drive progress for the public, private, and non-profit sectors
• assess and internalize externalities and non-quantifiable outcomes to provide a broader picture of impact
• utilize big data to capture, analyze, and drive results in both real time and over the long term

Moderator:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Participants:

Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

 
Breakout Sessions

Scalable Ideas: Pitching for Partnerships

Session Features:  Commitment Pitches  •   Interactive  •   Networking


Commitment-makers “pitch” their Commitments to Action to an expert panel, then network with the audience to rethink their current strategies, identify potential resources, and establish innovative partnerships. This session will highlight commitment-makers’ work in the built environment and environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on sustainable sourcing.

Moderator:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Speakers:

Patrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University
Caryl Levine, Co-founder and Co-owner, Lotus Foods, Inc.
Eric Olsen, Group Executive Vice President of Operations, Lafarge
Sarah Otterstrom, Founder and Executive Director, Paso Pacifico
Nick Reding, Executive Director, S.A.F.E.
Sean Willmore, President and Managing Director, The Thin Green Foundation/ International Ranger Federation
José A. Zaglul, President, EARTH University

Panelists:

Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder, President, and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Allison Duncan, Founder and CEO , Amplifier Strategies
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

 
Plenary Session

Cities as Labs of Innovation

Today, half of the world’s population lives in cities—and by 2030, there will be five billion urban dwellers. With an estimated five million migrants moving to cities each month, the rapid pace of urbanization globally has left many with limited access to essential services, most notably affecting the one billion people living in slums. Despite this, urban dwellers have built a $10 trillion informal economy. They have used their cities as laboratories of innovation and entrepreneurship, and have worked to create solutions that bridge gaps in the provision of financial services, health care, and transportation. In this session, key leaders across sectors will reimagine how CGI members can:

• identify tools that can be used to unlock the inherent innovation occurring in cities, helping residents drive business and economic growth
• build networks of collaboration to scale up and replicate solutions at the national and global levels

Moderators:

Mohammad Parham Al Awadhi, Co-founder, Peeta Planet
Peyman Parham Al Awadhi, Co-founder, Peeta Planet

Participants:

Uridéia Andrade, Alumna, Gastromotiva
Emmanuel Chiezie, Project Co-ordinator, Dr. Aloy & Gesare Chife Foundation
Gesare Chife, Executive Director, Dr. Aloy & Gesare Chife Foundation
Matt Damon, Co-founder, Water.org
David Hertz, Founder and CEO, Gastromotiva
Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, Water.org

Closing Conversation:

Remarks:

President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

Commitment Announcements:

Remarks:

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

 
Breakout Sessions

How can 2.5 billion people living without toilets gain access to sanitation?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion


Lack of sanitation diminishes people’s overall health, education, and safety—it results in an estimated $260 billion worth of lost productivity, increases healthcare costs, and leads to premature death. Notably, poor sanitation and hygiene result in diarrheal diseases which kills 1.8 million people annually, 90 percent of which are children under five years of age. Further, poor sanitation disproportionately impacts women—for example, more than 50 percent of girls worldwide attend schools without sanitation systems leading to increased absenteeism during menstruation. In this session, CGI members will reimagine how to:

• support NGOs and private enterprises in building sanitation infrastructure for both urban and rural environments
• assist entrepreneurs in providing sanitation solutions to their local communities
• design sanitation services to keep girls safe and in school

Remarks:

Martin Riant, Executive Sponsor, Global Sustainability and Group President, Global Baby, Feminine & Family Care, Procter & Gamble

Moderator:

Sandy Speicher, Associate Partner and Managing Director, Education, IDEO

Participants:

Jay Gould, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Standard Brands
Raya, “Cleaner, Happier, Healthier” Campaign, Sesame Street

 

Scalable Ideas: Pitching for Partnerships

Session Features:  Commitment Pitches  •   Interactive  •   Networking


Commitment-makers “pitch” their Commitments to Action to an expert panel, then network with the audience to rethink their current strategies, identify potential resources, and establish innovative partnerships. This session will highlight commitment-makers’ work in global health and on girls’ and women’s issues.

Moderator:

Pat Mitchell, Executive Vice Chair, The Paley Center for Media

Speakers:

Gary Barker, International Director, Promundo-US
Ulrick Gaillard, Founder and CEO, Batey Relief Alliance, Inc.
Jensine Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, World Pulse
Alisa Miller, President and CEO, Public Radio International
Alison Pavia, Executive Director, Peter C. Alderman Foundation
Jonathan Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Panelists:

Latondra Newton, Group Vice President and Chief Social Innovation Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
V. Shankar, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

 
Plenary Session

Putting Education to Work

Globally, nearly 75 million or 13 percent of young people are unemployed. In the Middle East and North Africa region, this number rises to more than 28 percent. The issue is compounded when factoring in the over 127 million adults worldwide who are also unemployed. Meanwhile, 40 percent of employers in the United States, 65 percent of Brazilian employers, and 64 percent of Indian employers report they are unable to fill job vacancies, potentially causing billions of dollars in losses. Connecting youth and adults to a value chain stretching from education to job opportunities is essential for achieving long-term economic growth and unlocking the human talent that drives the prosperity of businesses. In this session, key leaders across sectors will reimagine how CGI members can:

• collaborate across sectors—specifically companies, government, education, and training providers—to create real education-to-employment journeys for young people, as well as skills conversion for adults
• eliminate the barriers that keep those traditionally left behind from gaining meaningful employment opportunities

Moderator:

Nicholas Kristof, Columnist and Author, The New York Times

Participants:

Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates
John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Nisreen Mitwally, Alumna, Education For Employment (EFE)
Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group;, Founder, Mara Foundation

Commitment Announcements:

Remarks:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York