CGI 2016 Annual Meeting | September 19–21, 2016 • New York City
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2016 Annual Meeting brought members together from across the world to translate good ideas into real results on the ground.
The CGI Annual Meeting provided a global stage to amplify the impact of members' Commitments to Action, dynamic sessions for members to challenge approaches and share expertise, and a forum for shaping the global development agenda. To date, more than 3,600 commitments have been made, improving the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
Throughout 2016 and at the Annual Meeting, CGI challenged its members to consider how they are building and maintaining shared prosperity through the power of partnership.


Cary Adams

Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control

Ben Affleck

Actor, Filmmaker and Founder, Eastern Congo Initiative

Bill Clinton

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

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Ertharin Cousin

Executive Director, World Food Programme

Christiana Figueres

Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Kazuo Hirai

Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO, Sony Corporation


Supermodel, Activist and Founder, IMAN Cosmetics


2016 Theme

Global prosperity requires both equity and opportunity for all. In 2016, through the theme "Partnering for Global Prosperity," CGI challenges its members to consider how they are building and maintaining global prosperity through creative cooperation. Throughout the year and at the Annual Meeting, CGI members will explore how to partner in new and unique ways to secure flourishing livelihoods for all, enable communities to thrive, and promote and increase environmental sustainability everywhere.


Clinton Global Citizen Awards

Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards honors outstanding individuals for their exemplary leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected lasting social change.