4:00 PM -
Navigating the Annual Meeting
This session will kick off the Annual Meeting and offer an in-person orientation for both first-time and returning attendees seeking to maximize their experience on-site. To ensure the most successful and meaningful outcomes at the event and beyond, senior CGI staff and fellow members will provide an overview of ways that organizations can leverage the CGI community and utilize the model to enhance their work. Highlights from the meeting program will be shared and participants will have an opportunity for Q&A with the CGI leadership team, as well as networking with fellow members.
4:30 PM -
The Economic Implications of Gender-Based Violence
Session Features: Girls and Women Strategy Session
Gender-based violence severely hinders development globally by usurping the ability of girls and women to leverage their potential effectively. The World Health Organization estimates that more than one-third of women worldwide experience gender-based violence in their lifetimes—and productivity losses resulting from gender-based violence are estimated at up to 10 percent of GDP in some countries. In addition to negatively impacting businesses by significantly increasing costs from employee absenteeism, as well as raising health expenses for employees and their families, the larger-scale social norms that underlie gender-based violence limit a company’s and a market’s potential in a given geography.
• Explore strategies that encourage the economic independence of girls and women—which can act as a protective factor for violence—throughout the supply chain and highlight some of the successes and challenges encountered when implementing such programs.
• Identify potential opportunities for collaboration through Commitments to Action focused on the prevention of gender-based violence.
• Provide an opportunity for networking and partnership building.
Remarks:Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President and President of Global Health and Development, Becton, Dickinson and Company
Ashley Judd, Ambassador, Population Services International
Anu Madgavkar, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company
Moderator:Margaret Greene, Chair , Promundo Board of Directors
Participants:Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity officer, Sodexo
Luis Alberto Moreno, President , Inter-American Development Bank
Beatriz Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer , The Coca-Cola Company
Tulika Srivastava, Executive Director, South Asia Women's Fund
7:00 PM -
Hult Prize Award Dinner
Join President Bill Clinton and a panel of judges as regional business school finalists pitch their solutions to address global challenges related to early childhood development, and compete for $1 million in start-up capital. More than just education, early childhood development involves the physical, emotional, and social aspects of a child’s life, as well as the ecosystem of caregivers surrounding the child—all of which coalesce to strongly influence a child’s well-being and potential for lifelong achievement.
Participants:Fadi Ghandour, Founder, MENA Ventures
Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister, Australia
Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman , Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Charles Kane, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chairman, Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives
Appearances by:President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
7:15 PM -
Accelerating the Energy Revolution
Dinner hosted by United Postcode Lotteries
Session Features: Off-Site Location • Pre-Registration Required
Despite the increased use of alternative energy sources, oil and electricity are still each responsible for 40 percent of all fossil carbon emissions. While new energy products are emerging across the industry and enabling consumers to make more environmentally conscious energy choices, there remains an urgent need to accelerate this conversion to alternative energies. The opportunity to both reduce carbon emissions and gain consumers should motivate businesses, philanthropies, and governments to participate in the new low-carbon energy market. However, their participation has not yet reached its full potential. Given these environmental and financial opportunities, how do we drive the developing energy revolution forward? At this Topic Dinner, speakers will share examples from their own experiences that can help accelerate the adoption of alternative energies.
Participants:José María Figueres, President , Carbon War Room
Amory Lovins, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Marieke van Schaik, Managing Director, Dutch Postcode Lottery