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Breakout Sessions

8:30 AM -

 10:00 AM


Beyond Equality: Harnessing the Power of Girls & Women for Sustainable Development

As we look toward 2030, how do we move beyond talking about equality to making shared global prosperity a reality? It is proven that empowering women and promoting gender equity is crucial to accelerating global sustainable development, yet female voices continue to be excluded from critical conversations about political and economic system changes. For example, six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women, largely due to the ongoing discrimination they face in the economic sphere. Additionally, with only 22 percent of the world’s parliamentarians being women, laws combating gender-based violence are not passed or enforced to the extent required to protect all women. In response, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focus on overcoming these obstacles and others in the way of achieving full gender equality worldwide—addressing women’s limited access to employment opportunities, the absence of peace and security for all women, and the lack of effective cross-sector partnerships needed to confront global poverty.

In this session, CGI members will be challenged to think critically about not just the success of SDG 5, but how girls and women can be integrated into the achievement of all of the SDGs to ensure sustainable development.

Remarks:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Participants:

Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Limited
David Nabarro, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, United Nations
Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary, Dermalogica

 
Opening Plenary Session

10:15 AM -

 12:00 PM


Partnering for Global Prosperity

PANEL 1:
People today are caught up increasingly in three extremes -- extreme climate change, extreme poverty, and extreme ideology - particularly in fragile states. Instability, conflict, and natural disasters are putting tremendous pressure on the most vulnerable people, their governments, and their resources with profound knock-on effects, embedding poverty, weakening states and displacing people at unprecedented levels. Panelists in this session will discuss the critical intersection of security and development, and what the challenges of extremism, instability, and refugees can teach us about the value of investing more in equitable development.

PANEL 2:
Globally shared prosperity requires both equity and opportunity for all. This can only be realized through recognition of our interdependence and pursuit of partnership. In 2016, CGI challenges its members to consider how they are building and maintaining broadly shared prosperity through creative cooperation.

During this session, CGI members will explore new and unique partnerships that can help:

• Secure flourishing livelihoods for all.
• Enable communities to thrive.
• Promote and increase environmental sustainability.

Participants:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Panelists:

John R. Allen, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution
Bono, Lead Singer of U2, Co-Founder of ONE and (RED), ONE Campaign
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union
Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Sadiq Khan, Mayor, London
Mauricio Macri, President, Argentina
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister, Italy

 
Networking Event

12:30 PM -

 1:30 PM


Africa

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Over the past 15 years, many countries across Africa have experienced significant economic growth. However, tremendous challenges and opportunities remain. How can CGI members create an environment for more inclusive economic growth, while ensuring sustainable resource management?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly a CGI Action Network), Rwanda, sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, energy, wildlife, urbanization, health, and smallholder farmers.

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Remarks:

Denis Mukwege, Gynecologist and Human Rights Activist, Panzi Hospital

Moderator:

Keith Ferrazzi, Founder and Chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight/Yoi

 

Family Foundations

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


As the number of family foundations increases, their role in philanthropy and global development becomes even more pivotal. How can family foundations lead the creation of successful strategies and sustainable partnerships to generate even greater positive impact in the future?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: innovative funding strategies, launching a foundation, measurement and evaluation, and partnerships.

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Moderator:

Oliver B. Libby, Managing Director, Hatzimemos/ Libby, Chair and Co-Founder, The Resolution Project

 

Gender Equity

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Tremendous progress has been made over the last 20 years in achieving equality for girls and women around the world. How can CGI members continue this momentum to ensure women’s full participation in economies and societies around the world?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: financial inclusion, women’s entrepreneurship, the care economy, women in leadership, peace and security, smallholder farmers, women in the green economy, and college and career readiness.

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Moderator:

Katja Iversen, President and CEO, Women Deliver

 

Impact Investing

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Unlocking the full potential of the impact investing market requires increased access to capital, markets, and talent. How can CGI members support impact enterprises in creating even greater environmental and social value beyond financial returns in the future?

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Moderator:

Whitney Kenter, Partner, Managing Member, Matter Family Office

 

Oceans

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


With over 40 percent of the world’s population living within 100 kilometers of the ocean and 80 percent of global trade water-based, oceans are key to sustaining individual livelihoods and the global economy. How can CGI members address threats such as climate change and overfishing through cross-sector partnerships that increase ocean resilience and sustainable fishing practices?

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Remarks:

Andrew Sharpless, Chief Executive Officer, Oceana

Moderator:

Sean Campbell, Partner, House of Genius

 

Refugees

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Worldwide, over 65 million people—or one in 113—are displaced by conflict. As we witness the largest refugee crisis in modern times, how can CGI members collaborate to create a world that is safe and provides opportunity for all?

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Remarks:

Luca Drigani, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Building Peace Foundation

Moderator:

Jocelyn Wyatt, Executive Director, IDEO.org

 

Rural Communities

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Many rural communities around the world face unique challenges—from a lack of basic infrastructure and services to a greater risk of disease transmission and natural disasters. How can innovative solutions continue to help reduce the risks and challenges facing these traditionally underserved communities, opening doors for them to create their own prosperity?

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.

Facilitators:

Payal Dalal, Head, Global Community Programs, Standard Chartered Bank

 

United States

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


The United States ranks as one of the most developed countries in the world, yet strives to deliver essential services for its citizens to lead successful, 21st century lives. How can CGI members work to expand education, infrastructure safety, gender equity, and inclusive financial services for all Americans?

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will feature the CGI IDEA EXCHANGE. This unique series of facilitated networking sessions will offer members the opportunity to:

• Easily connect with other members of the CGI community who share similar professional interests in smaller groups.
• Exchange insight, information, and ideas—as well as lay the groundwork for further conversations and member-driven action beyond the Annual Meeting.


 
Plenary Session

2:00 PM -

 3:15 PM


Succeeding in the World’s Toughest Places

Over the last 10 years, more than 1 billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. However, progress has been uneven. From refugee camps and conflict-affected areas to the world’s most remote regions, millions of people are living in tough-to-reach places. They face extreme poverty, the effects of war, environmental threats, and underdevelopment. While these individuals have created ingenious and informal systems to survive, we must ensure that those living in the toughest places have the opportunities and services they need to thrive.

In this session, leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors will discuss how CGI members can:

• Scale and replicate successful approaches for doing business in the toughest places.
• Incorporate youth and marginalized groups—especially girls and women—to help create long-lasting solutions.
• Ensure refugees have access to services that allow them to be productive members of society.

Remarks:

Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Panelists:

Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union
Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Sweden

One-on-One Conversation:

Moderator:

Lara Setrakian, Executive Editor and CEO, News Deeply

Panelists:

Muzoon Almellehan, Student and Education Advocate, Malala Fund

 
Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM -

 5:15 PM


COP21: The Time for Climate Action is Now

At the COP21 summit in December 2015, 195 nations adopted a comprehensive plan to combat climate change. The agreement outlines opportunities for governments to take urgent action and make investments to create a low-carbon, sustainable, and resilient future. Achieving the COP21 goals requires not only immediate and persistent commitment on the part of governments, but also strategic and financial partnerships with a wide range of businesses and civil society. As we approach the one-year mark of COP21, how have governments and businesses worked together toward achieving a sustainable future, where are we falling short of our ambitions, and what other partnership opportunities exist that can help further our progress in the fight against climate change?

In this session, leaders from diverse sectors will discuss how CGI members can:

• Create and build on cross-sector partnerships to combat climate change and meet the historic COP21 agreement’s goals.
• Identify areas where significant progress is needed most and coordinate prompt action.
• Spur local entrepreneurs and global businesses to innovate, finance, and deploy solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation.

Moderator:

Max Schorr, Co-Founder, GOOD

Participants:

Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Hilda Heine, President, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
Ségolène Royal, President of CoP21, Minister of Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, in charge of International Climate Relations, France
Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

 

Scaling Impact Enterprises

Creating energy from landfills, connecting women-led coffee cooperatives with international buyers, verifying medications by mobile phone. The audacious ideas of social entrepreneurs can change the world, but critical barriers often inhibit these ideas from getting off the ground. While social entrepreneurs confront challenges typical for most entrepreneurs—such as access to capital, markets, and talent—by virtue of their business model they face added obstacles. Already expected to deliver on ambitious social and environmental returns in addition to financial returns, they also contend with greater institutional investor skepticism and appeasing a wider array of stakeholders. Social enterprises have nonetheless experienced significant growth, with traditional and impact investors committing more than $10 billion to these companies over the last four years—tripling their investments.

In this session, successful social entrepreneurs from around the world will share challenges from their work, as well as opportunities they see to achieve greater impact by scaling impact enterprises. Leaders from the private, public, and civil society sectors will also discuss how CGI members can:

• Design innovative approaches for impact enterprise talent recruitment, development, and retention.
• Define, measure, and communicate the social and environmental impact of social enterprises.
• Incorporate impact enterprises into their supply chains.
• Scale programs that support women and minority-owned enterprises.

Moderator:

Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest

Participants:

Ross Beerman, AllLife Group CEO, AllLife
Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO, Frontier Markets
Sandy Speicher, Partner and Managing Director, Education, IDEO

 
Small Group Discussions

3:45 PM -

 5:15 PM


Developing Young People’s Skills, Character, and Sense of Community

Communities thrive when their citizens are engaged, lifelong learners. Along with basic literacy and numeracy, as well as a growing focus on skills development for in-demand industries, it is equally important for young people to develop social-emotional skills and learn through experience in order to become well-rounded people. In-classroom experiences, such as play-based learning, as well as diverse pursuits outside of the classroom—like participation in youth orchestras or community gardening—provide young people with opportunities to develop critical life skills, inspire positive self-identity, and build meaningful relationships with others. On a community level, project-based learning and social-emotional development promote improved academic outcomes, support constructive behaviors such as civic engagement, facilitate the exchange of ideas and cultures, and inspire the resiliency of communities—among other important benefits.

In this session, participants will:

• Explore how the arts, sports, project-based learning, and social-emotional development offer value to both young individuals and their communities.
• Determine how learning outside of the classroom can be leveraged as a complement to formal education systems.

Participants:

Salam Abukhadrah, Young Leader, Women Deliver
Shawn Askinosie, Founder and CEO, Askinosie Chocolate
Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Executive President, Fundación Azteca
Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

Education in Emergencies: Committing to the Full Continuum

The world is currently experiencing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. In this context, prioritizing education is not only crucially important, but also a smart investment—providing stability, structure, and routine, as well as enabling children and youth to build relevant skills and lead productive lives. Yet few refugee children are benefitting from this basic service: only half are in primary school, one quarter in secondary school, and one percent in higher education. At the same time, host governments face a wealth of challenges while working to absorb the massive inflows of refugees into national systems, further complicating their capacity to provide education.

In this session, the conclusion of a year-long focus on education in emergencies, participants will:

• Look at the full continuum that is needed to support school-aged children throughout their education.
• Explore the benefits of informal versus formal education.
• Discuss the shared responsibility of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to deliver this critical service to refugees.

Remarks:

Kelly Tallman Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Moderator:

Dennis Walto, Executive Director, Children's Health Fund

Participants:

Hila Azadzoy, Co-Founder and Head of Academics, Kiron Open Higher Education
Teodora Berkova, Director of Social Innovation, Pearson
Mrs. Simone Filippini, CEO, Cordaid

 

SDG 3: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 sets out to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” by 2030. The goal’s 13 targets reflect a new focus on achieving universal health coverage (UHC), as well as controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which cause 63 percent of all deaths worldwide. UHC is critical to ensuring all people have access to quality health services without suffering financial hardship and enables countries to confront the NCD epidemic by addressing inequalities, vulnerabilities, and risks that exist in accessing health services and improving health outcomes.

In this session, CGI members across the global health, food systems, and built environment spaces will:

• Strategize how to leverage SDG 3’s UHC mandate to enable greater investment in fighting NCDs.
• Discuss how to support governments in developing a package of critical interventions and integrate NCD services into existing health systems.

Moderator:

Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control

Participants:

Rami Farraj, Chairman of the Royal Health Awareness Society in Jordan, Royal Health Awareness Society
Nata Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization Office at the United Nations
Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

 
Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM -

 5:45 PM


What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future

In 2008, President Bill Clinton issued a call to action to the CGI community to address the pressing challenges that Haiti faced in the aftermath of four devastating hurricanes. The resulting Haiti Action Network, now in its eighth year, has galvanized more than 100 Commitments to Action focused on Haiti. To accomplish this, more than 300 companies, nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and government entities have partnered with the Action Network—illustrating that addressing challenges in the country requires a comprehensive approach. For example, to provide quality education, it is also vital to consider public health, infrastructure, and job creation during project planning and implementation.

In this session, CGI members from diverse sectors will:

• Learn about the unique structure of the Haiti Action Network and the ways that members have worked together to tackle issues.
• Share commitment stories and key takeaways from Haiti—such as shared successes and difficulties with commitment implementation—that are applicable to member projects elsewhere around the world.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Catherine Cheney, West Coast Correspondent, Devex

Panelists:

Maxime D. Charles, Country Manager / VP, Bnakers Association / EcoBio Haiti S. A.
Sasha Kramer, Co-Founder and Executive Director, SOIL
Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel
Fédorah Pierre-Louis, External Affairs and Local Development Manager, Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP)

Panel Discussion:

Panelists:

Michael Carey, Co-Founder and Director, Soul of Haiti Foundation

Participants:

Robert Bank, President and CEO, American Jewish World Service
Dominique Boyer, Chief Operating Officer, Sevis Finansye Fonkoze
Duquesne Fednard, Founder and CEO, D&E Green Enterprises
Timote Georges, Executive Director, Smallholder Farmers Alliance Foundation
Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO, Build Change
Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide
Atlanta McIlwraith, Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication, Timberland

 
Special Event

8:00 PM -

 9:30 PM


Clinton Global Citizen Awards

The Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change.

Honorees:

Hawa Abdi, Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
Jon Bon Jovi, Chairman, JBJ Soul Foundation
Adi Godrej, Chairman Godrej Group, Godrej Industries Limited
Nadia Murad, Yazidi Human Rights Activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Initiative
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President, Republic of Colombia

Appearances by:

Andrea Bocelli, Recording Artist and Founder, Andrea Bocelli Foundation
Advija Ibrahimovic, Survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide
Iman, Supermodel, Activist and Founder, IMAN Cosmetics
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
S. Mary Scullion, Executive Director, Project HOME
Voices of Haiti, Choir, Andrea Bocelli Foundation