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12:00 PM -

 12:30 PM

One-on-One Conversation with President Bill Clinton and Hamdi Ulukaya

* Lunch will be served

During this session, President Clinton will introduce the annual theme "Partnering for Global Prosperity" and engage in a one-on-one conversation with Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani and Founder, Tent Foundation, on building partnerships for broadly shared prosperity, with a focus on supporting refugees.


President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani, Founder, Tent Foundation


12:30 PM -

 1:30 PM

Facilitated Networking Session

This facilitated networking lunch is designed to support the development of valuable connections with fellow attendees and CGI staff. Participants will be broken up into smaller groups based on their selected topic. Topics include:

Built Environment
Building Healthy & Livable Cities
High Performance Buildings & Retrofits

Education & Workforce Development
Early Childhood Development
Girls’ Education

Clean Infrastructure
Energy Poverty

Environmental Stewardship
Marine & Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation
Renewable Resources & Waste Management

Food Systems
Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems
Smallholder Farmers

Global Health
Human Resources for Health
Women’s Health & NCDs

Market-Based Approaches
Financial Inclusion
Small & Growing Businesses

Response & Resilience
Disaster Preparedness & Response
Global Refugee Crisis & Forced Displacement

Mining Your Organization’s Data
STEM Education

Gender-Based Violence
Human Rights & Trafficking
LGBT Rights

Breakout Sessions

1:45 PM -

 3:45 PM

From Telemedicine to Wearables: The Impact of Technological Innovations on Global Health

Tracks: Global Health, Technology

Advancements in technology are changing the future of healthcare in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. From new devices and drugs and vaccines developed in the labs of diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies, to game-changing applications and platforms spurred through the technology industry, the global health landscape is rapidly changing. Looking to the future, these innovations—in addition to advances in information and communication technology and the opportunity to leverage big data—will transform the way health is delivered, measured, paid for, and regulated.

In this session, participants will:

• Explore the pipeline of transformative tools and systems—including medical devices and information communication technology—that will help improve health delivery.

• Identify the challenges and solutions in bringing critical technologies to the marketplace and end-users, particularly in resource-constrained settings.

• Explore partnerships to support the development and scaling up of products and innovations in global health.


Karen Basiye, Senior Manager Sustainability and Social Policy, Safaricom
Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH
Anita Goel, Chairman and CEO, Nanobiosym Diagnostics
Christopher J.L. Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Innovative Approaches: Delivering Education in Emergency Settings

Tracks: Education & Workforce Development, Response & Resilience, Technology

Today, forced migration caused by natural disasters, war, and complex crisis has led to the world’s largest displaced population since World War II. Investing in education in emergency settings provides the stability, structure, and routine that children and youth need in order to cope with the loss, fear, stress, and violence associated with displacement. Moreover, education in these environments significantly contributes to more peaceful, prosperous, and stable societies. This session will focus on successful and innovative approaches and technologies to improve education delivery in diverse emergency settings, as well as explore the ways in which the CGI community can harness existing assets among the affected communities to encourage social cohesion and economic growth.

In this session, participants will:

• Discuss the challenges related to education in diverse emergency situations and develop collaborative solutions to scale-up existing programs.

• Showcase innovative solutions and proven technologies designed to facilitate access to learning and to support learners and teachers in conflict, disaster or other emergency settings.

• Identify how to harness existing assets to secure local leadership and community engagement in providing meaningful and relevant educational opportunities for children.


Yasmin Ali Haque, Deputy Director of UNICEF Office of Emergency Programmes, United Nations Children's Fund
Wayan Vota, Senior Mobile Advisor, FHI 360


Invest in Her: Integrating Gender Inclusive Practices in Business and Supply Chains

Tracks: Market-Based Approaches, Education & Workforce Development

There is a growing consensus that investing in women’s employment is both a moral and business imperative. Despite incremental progress, women remain undervalued as business leaders and as integral partners within supply chains. More can be done—for example—to advance supportive workplace policies, expand training and capacity building, and reduce vulnerability to exploitation. This session will focus on strategies to build and mainstream gender inclusive business practices that support both the bottom line and the full socio-economic participation of women.

In this session, participants will:

• Identify the barriers that must be addressed in order to fully realize women’s potential as employees, suppliers, and business leaders.

• Discuss gender inclusive policies and practices that companies are implementing in the workplace and across their supply chains, with an emphasis on best practices and lessons learned.

• Explore cross-sector partnerships to source from and support women-owned businesses, as well as to develop women as productive members and leaders of the workforce.


Henriette Kolb, Head Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation


Planting Seeds for Urban Transformation: Energy, Buildings, and Infrastructure Innovations as Catalysts

Tracks: Built Environment, Energy, Environmental Stewardship, Global Health

Cities are not merely assortments of buildings, streets, spaces, and people, but complex networks of overlapping systems. Singular development projects and interventions at a local level can transform the larger urban context, improving quality of life while simultaneously reducing negative ecological impacts. These resiliency and efficiency improvements can be made by the public and private sectors alike, to address issues such as aging urban infrastructure and unreliable public services. This session will explore possible local interventions, such as on-site renewable energy generation and the retrofitting of underutilized buildings, which can be scaled to result in larger urban transformation. These shifts can not only strengthen physical infrastructure, but also improve social services, human health, and workforce productivity.

In this session, participants will:

• Share cross-sector best practices for localized urban redevelopment and resource procurement strategies.

• Explore how deliberate local interventions in the real estate, energy, public, and private spaces can have ripple effects on livability and sustainability efforts.

• Encourage developing CGI Commitments to Action and foster partnerships across the built environment and energy sectors, including corporate campuses, hospitals, schools, and eco-districts.

• Identify tactical tools for local interventions that are scalable across the greater urban context.


Sam Adams, Former Mayor of Portland, Oregon, Director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
Don Chen, Director, Equitable Development, The Ford Foundation
Fiona Cousins, Arup Fellow; Principal, Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability Consulting, Arup
Brian Geller, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Citi
Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces


Positive Youth Development: Harnessing Evidence for Improved Life and Workforce Outcomes

Tracks: Education & Workforce Development, Market-Based Approaches

Research shows that during adolescence and emerging adulthood, the brain experiences a period of major development comparable to that of early childhood. This life stage is characterized by a strong propensity toward risk-taking, a behavior that can be harnessed in positive and meaningful ways. By deepening implementers’ understanding of how this cohort operates, work readiness, workforce development, and entrepreneurship interventions can be designed to be more responsive and effective. This can result in a pipeline of workers that are better prepared for success in the workplace and in their communities.

In this session, participants will:

• Learn from leading experts about the ways in which risk-taking behaviors can be channeled toward positive outcomes.

• Apply adolescent brain research to improve mentorship, entrepreneurship, work readiness, and workforce development interventions.

• Network and identify potential areas for partnership.


Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Temple University


Supply Chain Design for the Environment: Meeting Consumer Demand While Keeping Resources Renewable

Tracks: Environmental Stewardship, Food Systems

Global food and retail production systems draw from a shared natural resource base, which has been degraded and depleted in recent decades. The making of food and consumer products via long-standing supply chain models has contributed to declines in the health of water, soil, and air – the same resources necessary to support efficient production now and in the future. To address these concerns, many companies are pursuing programs to trace their supply chains and measure the impacts of agriculture, forestry, and fishery production, mineral extraction, and materials development. In partnership with farmers, NGOs, research institutions, and others, these companies are seeking innovations in production and primary processing that protect natural resources and ensure business continuity. This session will bring together diverse sectors with shared supply chain concerns, and examine opportunities for sustainability innovation to restore the vitality of natural resources and ensure for flexible, productive, and transparent supply chains of the future.

In this session, participants will:

• Explore opportunities to advance natural resource stewardship through partnerships between NGOs, social enterprises, companies that engage with sourcing, manufacturing, and agriculture, and others with sustainability expertise.

• Highlight the challenges of improving environmental outcomes through traditional supply models, and identify meaningful points of intervention in current supply chain systems.

• Workshop emerging and ongoing CGI Commitments to Action that address resource stewardship through creative new practices for growing, sourcing, and processing raw materials, as well as for all stages of the manufacturing and delivery of consumer goods.


Jennifer Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Conservation International

Plenary Session

4:00 PM -

 5:00 PM

Partnering for Global Prosperity

Global prosperity requires both equity and opportunity for all. In 2016, CGI will challenge its members to consider how they are building and maintaining broadly shared prosperity through creative cooperation. During this session, Chelsea Clinton will highlight dynamic partnerships that have spurred multi-sector action worldwide. The discussion will explore how CGI members can partner to:
• Secure flourishing livelihoods for all;
• Enable communities to thrive, and;
• Promote and increase environmental sustainability.


Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation


Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Banking, Barclays
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC
Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
Tim Murphy, General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, MasterCard

Special Event

5:15 PM -

 6:15 PM

Networking Reception

Attendees will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with CGI members and staff and follow up on conversations from earlier in the day.