The Power of Microgrids in the Global Energy Transition, Rocky Mountain Institute; August 17, 2017
In nations big and small, a reliable electricity supply underpins the economy and is central to daily life in today’s world… Caribbean islands, including those that partner with the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Islands Energy Program of Rocky Mountain Institute… exemplify isolated microgrids. For years, these grids have relied on diesel-based, centralized generation to supply electricity to residents and businesses. This is changing. Now, many isolated microgrids are leading the way in energy transitions to utilize energy efficiency and renewable energy at both utility and distributed scale.
To Nurture Compassionate Children, Start At Birth, Huffington Post; May 25, 2017
CHELSEA CLINTON - VICE CHAIR, CLINTON FOUNDATION:
The data are clear, yet as a society we are not supporting parents and caregivers to be able to have the time with their children in order to help them build these skills…That’s why the Clinton Foundation’s and Opportunity Institute’s Too Small to Fail initiative focuses on the importance of talking, reading, and singing with babies to boost brain development and help build language, early literacy, math and social emotional skills. It provides free and easily accessible information… designed to help them better understand their children’s behavior, set limits with love and build all of the skills their children will need to carry them through school and life.
Making world better for women, from respect to ending macho violence, Thomson Reuters Foundation; March 8, 2017
CHELSEA CLINTON - VICE CHAIR, CLINTON FOUNDATION:
"We know what gets measured gets managed. Tackling gender data gaps is crucial for ensuring every girl has every opportunity to lead a safe, healthy life full of opportunity. That's good for girls and boys too – we know what when girls are empowered, societies thrive. Through the Clinton Foundation's Full Participation Report, we learned that while girls and women have made significant strides, gaps in progress persist, in every country. We need to act on data and information that we know is accurate to know where to channel our energies and investments to close the gaps that exist as quickly as possible, for every girl everywhere and for our shared future."
Viewpoint: It's time to seek common ground rather than differences in politics, Austin Business Journal; February 19, 2017
Last week, sixty individuals, as diverse as could have been selected, joined together as the 2017 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at our first module in D.C...As our communities continue to further divide and as we see a side of our country that is often hard to recognize, we must learn to work together and disagree with each other. The two are not mutually exclusive. We have to learn to celebrate compromise and empathy instead of division and anger.
Chelsea Clinton: How Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference, Mogul; February 3, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Rosie Rodriguez, director of Philanthropy at The Lower Eastside Girls Club and a founding member of the Clinton Foundation’s 20/30 Network – our program to engage young professionals in our work and inspire them to take action in their own communities. We spoke at a Clinton Foundation Day of Action this week in service of our early childhood initiative, Too Small to Fail, which aims to help parents across the country turn everyday moments, like bedtime, mealtime or diaper time, into learning moments.
Six CGI U Alumni Names '30 Under 30', Medium; January 4, 2017
This week, Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list recognized some of the most ambitious and innovative young leaders who are making a positive difference in fields ranging from healthcare to renewable energy. We're proud to say that six CGI U alumni are featured as part of this year's class.
Howell Wechsler: How to Leave a Positive Imprint on Your Child's Health, Media Planet; December 31, 2016
While parents lay the foundation for their children's health, it takes everyone in the community - from teachers to business owners - to create environments where children truly thrive."
The Potential Victims of This Shameful Political Race Extend Far beyond America’s Shores, Huffington Post; October 27, 2016
There are tens of millions of people in the developing world whose lives have been directly touched and supported by public and private aid from America. No matter how long the dark shadow of this year’s presidential election is cast, it is important the good work done by successful and highly accountable groups such as the Clinton Foundation does not meet a sad demise. Too much has been accomplished to stop now.
Donna Shalala: Improving Opportunity and Lives: The Clinton Foundation’s Impact Across the United States, Medium; October 4, 2016
The Clinton Foundation also works across the United States to improve health and wellness in our schools and communities, give parents the tools to stimulate brain development in early childhood, strengthen our economic competitiveness, provide opportunities to volunteer and give back, and continue President Clinton’s legacy through the Clinton Presidential Center and Library in Little Rock.
Derek Yach: How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World by Changing Corporate Philanthropy, TriplePundit; September 21, 2016
Few global platforms can claim to have the direct and indirect impact of the Clinton Global Initiative. As I and other leaders from the private sector depart CGI’s 12th and final Annual Meeting later this week, the important work and impact of our commitments will continue. Doing well by doing good – and valuing the integration of both business purpose and societal gains – is now an unstoppable force in best business practices and in modern philanthropy.
As the Clinton Global Initiative opens its final annual meeting, Zainab Salbi lauds its vision, New York Times; September 19, 2016
Though I am saddened that this year marks CGI’s last Annual Meeting, I trust that the community it has built and the impact of their work will endure…Over the years, CGI’s event became the marketplace for innovative solutions, for meeting inspiring people who are making real difference, and hammering out plans to effect tangible, measurable change in the world.
Nancy Brown: Schools Can Become Healthier Quickly; Roosevelt Did, Huffington Post; September 6, 2016
Administrators already were interested in the Healthy Schools Program offered by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by my organization, the American Heart Association, and the Clinton Foundation. Reynolds led the way, taking smart steps such as: Junk food went out, a salad bar eventually went in; Health lessons became part of the curriculum; PE classes went from infrequent to a district-best 30 minutes per day; not surprisingly, their students’ success in state fitness testing soared.
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