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9:00 AM -

 10:30 AM


Breakthrough Solutions: Tackling America’s Big Challenges

Over the course of six years, CGI America’s Working Group model—topic-specific groups that collaborate to generate solutions through Commitments to Action—has epitomized the mission of CGI to turn ideas into action. CGI America attendees have worked to address seemingly intractable problems, foster economic growth and job creation in the United States, and serve as models for replication across the United States and the world. Since the first meeting in 2011, CGI America participants have made 600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of more than 4.9 million people.

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

• Learn from transformative models of partnership that grew out CGI America.
• Replicate and expand these models of partnership for new initiatives.
• Support economic growth, job creation, and social mobility in the United States going forward.

Moderator:

Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-founder, Social Finance

Participants:

Mike Goss, General Manager - Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America
Anu Malipatil, Director, Education, Overdeck Family Foundation
Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Co-Founder and Executive Director, 100Kin10
Zack Rosenburg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, SBP

 

Everyone Can Play: Sports as a Catalyst for Development & Integration

Nelson Mandela once said, "Sport has the power to change the world… It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand…”

Sports programs are valuable tools for development, education, health, and the integration of youth and vulnerable populations—yet they are often underfunded and under-resourced, exacerbating participation barriers for many individuals worldwide but particularly for those living in developing countries. The obstacles to playing sports are even greater for those with disabilities, girls and women, and the LGBT community, causing them to bypass meaningful opportunities to increase self-esteem, life skills, and community integration. It is in the interest of actors across sectors to work together to break down barriers and boost worldwide participation in sports to ensure that everyone can play.

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

• Develop long-term financing solutions for sustainable sports initiatives—particularly in developing and low-income regions.
• Increase and improve non-monetary resources for sports, such as safe environments and access to equipment, coaches, and inclusive community programs.
• Support partnerships that enable sports to bridge cultural and ethnic divides, promote tolerance and non-discrimination, and reinforce social unification.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Ben Osborne, Editor-in-Chief, Bleacher Report

Panelists:

Jason Collins, Goodwill Ambassador and Retired Player, NBA
Lex Gillette, Four-time US Paralympic Silver Medallist; Track & Field - Long Jump, United States Paralympics
Becca Meyers, Swimmer, Team USA
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencer, Team USA
Casey Wasserman, Chairman & CEO, Wasserman, Chairman, LA2024

 

Rethinking Opportunities for Our Aging Population

By 2050, the number of people over age 60 will triple to 2 billion globally. As people live longer in both developed and developing countries, they will work later in life and will be active consumers for a longer period of time. Businesses, governments, and nonprofits are well positioned to meet the aging population’s growing needs—such as consumer products and work environments designed for older users—by creating jobs and developing innovative approaches to housing, transportation, and health care for senior populations.

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

• Create innovative financing and insurance mechanisms to cover increasing retirement and health care costs.
• Provide critical infrastructure, products, and services to meet the shifting needs of aging populations.
• Invest in workforce development to meet the demand in growing sectors such as health care.
• Increase global workforce participation by equipping aging workers—especially women—with lifelong skills training, adaptable workplace environments, and opportunities to mentor younger generations.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

Panelists:

Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org
Phyllis Jepkosgei Kandie, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of East African Community, Labour, and Social Protection
Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM

 
Small Group Discussions

9:00 AM -

 10:30 AM


From Access to Assets: Increasing Women’s Financial Opportunities

According to the World Bank’s Global Findex report, the number of unbanked individuals around the world dropped by 20 percent between 2011 and 2014, driven in part by the proliferation of mobile technology. Despite this progress, the gender gap stubbornly persists: globally, seven percent fewer women access formal financial institutions than men. This means that worldwide, more than 1 billion women are still unbanked—and many women who do own a bank account do not actively use their accounts or fully leverage financial services for sustainable asset building. The gender gap is even greater in some regions, such as South Asia where it is nearly 20 percent.

In this session, participants will:

• Share data and metrics that can help stakeholders understand how effectively they are serving women, and what barriers remain.
• Discuss how financial service providers can partner with organizations, from NGOs to telecommunications companies, to better support women—whether they are entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, or consumers.
• Share common challenges and effective mechanisms to address and narrow the financial inclusion gender gap.

Participants:

Tilman Ehrbeck, Partner, Omidyar Network

 

From Ebola to Zika: Responding to the New Normal in Public Health Emergencies

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa claimed more than 11,000 lives and demonstrated the need for governments, as well as national and international institutions, to develop a comprehensive yet flexible strategy for health emergency preparedness and response. The Zika virus, declared an international public health emergency in February 2016, has already spread to more than 60 countries and territories and has been linked to over 1,550 cases of the serious birth defect microcephaly, largely in Brazil. While the modes of transmission and effects of Zika and Ebola are different, they share common themes—rapid spread across borders, the need to mobilize multiple sectors to effectively combat transmission, increased strain on health systems, and long-term negative impacts on communities. How can the successes, failures, and lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak inform our response to the Zika virus in both developed and developing contexts?

In this session, the global health community will join leaders from governments, NGOs, media, technology, and other stakeholders to:

• Share lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak and develop tools for Zika prevention and response.
• Examine Zika response tools such as real-time data collection, diagnostics, and medical devices to be used in combating the spread and transmission of the disease.
• Explore social media and community engagement as a means for education and behavior change.

Participants:

Tony Banbury, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Vulcan Inc.
Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vishal Patel, Senior Director for Global External Affairs, Merck KGaA
Thomas Tighe, President and CEO, Direct Relief

 

Global Prosperity Starts with Cities: Implementing Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda

Once every 20 years, United Nations (UN) agencies, UN Member States, and thousands of business and civil society leaders gather to plan for the future of global cities at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The third gathering—or “Habitat III”—will take place in October of this year and is especially relevant as the world experiences the largest wave of urban growth in history. With more than half of the world’s population living in cities and the number of urban residents growing by nearly 73 million individuals each year, cities are crucial to defining the future well-being and prosperity of people and countries around the world. Sustainable urban development can contribute to the alleviation of urban poverty, inequity, and widespread health issues that result from long-standing challenges such as slum proliferation, economic exclusion, and social marginalization.

In this session, participants will:

• Discuss current efforts to advance sustainable urban development and New Urban Agenda implementation worldwide.
• Identify thematic areas that have not been addressed by the New Urban Agenda and make implementation-oriented recommendations for tackling these issues.
• Explore unique opportunities for CGI members and the global community to create novel, cross-cutting, and inter-sectoral partnerships.

Moderator:

Ana Marie Argilagos, Senior Advisor, Ford Foundation

Participants:

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Gregory Scruggs, Correspondent, Citiscope

 

Localizing Agricultural Value Chains for Shared Prosperity

The world’s agricultural economy exceeds $2 trillion, yet much of the production, processing, and manufacturing for high value food products that could be energizing developing economies instead takes place in developed countries, reducing opportunities for local livelihood improvement and economic growth. Some companies have identified an opportunity to strengthen their own businesses and invest in local livelihoods by keeping high-value processing and manufacturing in the low-income countries where their agricultural products are sourced. Others are localizing their supply chains, ensuring that food products they sell within developing countries are made using locally sourced ingredients. These trends can empower smallholder farmers, strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises, and mitigate the climate footprint resulting from the transportation of goods across the globe, while at the same time reducing companies’ sourcing and production costs. To ensure that localized supply chains and value chains can function sustainably, businesses must cultivate ecosystems that support this type of business environment and the human capital needed for growth and prosperity.

In this session, participants will:

• Explore the economic, environmental, and social opportunities that can be achieved through local value chains and the partnerships that can make these possible.
• Examine case studies of successful efforts to localize supply chains serving domestic markets and create value chains in low-income countries to serve global markets.

Moderator:

Don Seville, Co-Director, Sustainable Food Lab

Participants:

Blanca Juti, Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken
Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen
Magatte Wade, Founder and CEO, Tiossan

 

Sustainable Prosperity: How Planetary Stewardship Will Spur Dynamic Innovation

The urban and rural, industrial zones, and the world’s most pristine protected areas all rely on the same underlying natural support system. Critical to the success of the full range of human endeavors, the continued productivity of this interconnected environmental infrastructure—oceans, soils, forests, fresh water, and beyond—requires innovative stewardship across sectors and scales. Paradigm-shifting work is underway to strengthen the resilience of the comprehensive global ecosystem, including the development and dissemination of guiding and inclusive frameworks like that of planetary boundaries. These initiatives call for fundamental shifts in how human communities conceptualize their relationship to the environment, and encourage intersectoral collaboration in the pursuit of a new era of ecologically-grounded prosperity.

In this session, participants will:

• Unify themes and issue areas addressed by the CGI environmental community in 2016, including supply chains and regenerative economies, wildlife conservation and valuation of biodiversity, and natural resource safeguarding for ecosystem services.
• Explore and map approaches to and parameters of natural resource use that must be considered when planning for global prosperity.
• Discuss and identify necessary next steps in moving industries and communities toward a concept of planetary boundaries.
• Examine ecological priorities that can align with and be additive to the needs of communities, governments, and businesses.

Participants:

John Amos, President, SkyTruth
Tim Kelly, CEO, Planet3
Johan Rockström, Professor and Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

 
Plenary Session

11:00 AM -

 12:00 PM


Girl, Uninterrupted: Increasing Opportunity During Adolescence

Adolescence is a key time in a person’s life, and it offers tremendous opportunity for growth and development. Yet for girls it is often the time where inequality and discrimination are cemented. Nearly 15 million adolescent girls worldwide are forced to marry before the age of 18, depriving them of further education and earning potential and also negatively impacting the countries in which they live. When we invest in the health and secondary education of girls—especially STEM and skill-building—we not only have the opportunity to change the lives of 600 million adolescent girls, but to reduce poverty, grow economies, and increase global prosperity.

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

• Increase secondary education and skill-building opportunities for adolescent girls, better preparing them for the workforce.
• Invest in female health and well-being worldwide, supporting opportunities to delay reproduction and marriage as well as promoting maternal and reproductive health initiatives.
• Create gender-friendly environments—such as better sanitation facilities in schools—to better support adolescent girls.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Panelists:

Sonita Alizadeh, Artist and Activist, The Strongheart Group
Memory Banda, Girl Leader and Advisory Board Member, Rise Up

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Katja Iversen, President and CEO, Women Deliver

Panelists:

Kazuo Hirai, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

 
Networking Event

12:30 PM -

 1:30 PM


Asia

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Asia continues to power the majority of the world’s economic growth, representing approximately 60 percent. How can CGI members address the remaining challenges to ensure that this growth is inclusive and embraces sustainable resource management?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, manufacturing and supply chains, urban development, and gender equity.

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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:

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX)

 

Education and the Workforce

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Over the past decade, tremendous progress has been made in primary education enrollment. However, challenges in the quality of education and enrollment in secondary education remain. And from young professionals first entering the job market to older professionals returning for an encore career, people around the world are seeking access to educational and vocational training that enables them to make immediate contributions to society. How can CGI members work together to expand these opportunities?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: girls’ education, early childhood development, high-quality primary and secondary education, youth engagement and employment, the workforce skills gap, and supporting, preparing, and retaining teachers.

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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.


 

Environmental Stewardship

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Cross-sector partnerships are important to ensuring healthy ecosystems and human well-being over the long term. For the next phase of global development, integrating environmental concerns into social impact efforts will be critical to success.

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: waste, water resources, agriculture, and biodiversity conservation.

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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.


 

Health and Well-Being

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Good health is pivotal for individuals to live productive lives and contribute to society to their fullest abilities. How can CGI members support strong and integrated health systems that not only prevent and treat infectious diseases, but also deliver quality health services for women and children, address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases, and tackle inequity in access to mental health services?

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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

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Over the last decade in Latin America, more than 70 million people have been lifted out of poverty and 50 million people transitioned into the middle class. How can CGI members address the accompanying challenges to this growth, including ensuring economic equality, managing rapid urbanization, and upholding sustainability?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: energy, biodiversity, urban development, health, and Haiti.

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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:

Celina de Sola, Co-Founder and VP of Programs, Glasswing International

 

Middle East

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


The countries of the Middle East have achieved significant economic growth over the past several decades, improving living standards and lifting millions out of poverty. How can CGI members address remaining challenges such as youth unemployment and equitable access to education, food, water, energy, and health services?

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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:

Toma Bedolla, Founder and CEO, House of Genius

Participants:

Hanin Odeh, Director General, Royal Health Awareness Society

 

Tech for Good

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


Developments in the digital space have helped spur economic growth, promote social reconciliation, and increase emergency first responders’ efficacy in saving lives. How can CGI members expand on the current applications of “tech for good” and harness its power that has hardly been realized?

A number of subtopics will be explored, including: tech for financial inclusion, emerging technologies, open source, diversity and inclusion, the Internet of Things for human health, the Internet of Things for the environment, internet access, and tech for disaster response and resilience.

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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.


 

Urban Settings

CGI Idea Exchange: Networking Lunches (New in 2016)

Session Features:  INTERACTIVE  •   LUNCH SERVED


By 2030, one-third of the world’s population will live in cities and urban areas. How can CGI members address the challenges to and opportunities for creating inclusive and equitable cities 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.


 
Plenary Session

2:00 PM -

 3:30 PM


Special Afternoon Plenary Sessions

PLENARY SESSION l: CAN CITIES BE DESIGNED FOR HEALTH AND PROSPERITY?

A child born in 2016 is likely to live their adult life in a city. How will they access healthy food, obtain a decent home and job, and move throughout the cities of the future? As urban populations around the world grow steadily every year and city landscapes shift, we are prompted to envision the unique challenges and opportunities to come for all cities—whether they are centuries-old, newly designed, or yet to be built in Asia and Africa. These cities of the future have great potential to create economic opportunities and combat diseases common in urban settings, such as chronic diseases and depression. Depending on our actions today, newly built and evolving cities can save the global economy $46 trillion in health costs over the next two decades, as well as create prosperity for the hundreds of millions of children born this year and beyond.

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

• Provide access to low-carbon, affordable transportation, housing, and healthy food for all.
• Motivate urban residents and organizations to invest in healthier social and physical environments and behaviors.
• Leverage technology to build smart cities that connect infrastructure, communities, and people.


PLENARY SESSION ll: RECONCILIATION AND A SHARED SOCIETY

Join President Bill Clinton for a unique conversation with Balkan leaders on how they are reconciling their differences and nurturing more inclusive communities two decades after the Dayton Accords.

First Session:

Remarks:

Shin-pei Tsay, Executive Director, Gehl Institute

Panelists:

John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
Clara Doe Mvogo, Mayor, City of Monrovia, Liberia
Sir Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer, GSK

Second Session:

Remarks:

Advija Ibrahimovic, Survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Camil Durakovic, Mayor, Municipality of Srebrenica
Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister, Serbia

 
Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM


Film Screening and Panel: Supporting Vulnerable Children

Join us for a special sneak peek of the new documentary film “Mully,” to be released in 2017, followed by a panel discussion about models for supporting vulnerable children in communities around the world. The dramatic film “Mully” chronicles the remarkable life of Charles Mulli, who was abandoned by his parents at 6 years old but rose to build a powerful business empire and a thriving family of his own. Impacted by the realization that over 100,000 orphans live in the slums of Nairobi, he redirected his life’s work and created Mully Children’s Family, a foundation that has helped over 12,000 orphans and other underserved Kenyan youth by providing them with shelter, clothing, education, and medical care.

After the film screening, participants will:

• Meet Charles Mulli to hear about his life and work on the ground.
• Discuss strategies for assisting highly vulnerable families and children at risk.
• Explore opportunities and approaches to developing effective partnerships.

Moderator:

Kevin J. Delaney, Editor-in-Chief, Quartz

Participants:

Lynn Croneberger, Chief Executive Officer, SOS Children's Villages - USA
Charles Mulli, Founder and CEO, Mully Children’s Family
George Srour, Founder and Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow, Inc.

 

How Energy Can Spark Global Prosperity

Despite progress in the fight against extreme poverty, 1.3 billion people worldwide cannot access reliable, affordable energy—a crippling barrier to achieving prosperity. Without consistent energy services, hospitals cannot function, children cannot learn after dark, women spend hours gathering firewood, and families cook on toxic cook stoves that have led to 4.3 million deaths a year from respiratory disease. By creating greater access to energy sources that are reliable, clean, and affordable, we help families and communities to improve their opportunities for education, health, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation. We also enable businesses and governments that invest in energy to better capitalize on these opportunities, spurring greater, more sustainable economic growth.

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

• Scale and replicate proven off-grid renewable energy solutions—such as solar and wind—and focus on implementing them in hard-to-reach areas.
• Support a new wave of entrepreneurs living in energy-impoverished communities.
• Improve the storage capacity of current off-grid energy solutions.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Elizabeth L. Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Panelists:

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group
Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER Hub
António Mexia, Chief Executive Officer, EDP
Nancy E. Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Vaishali N. Sinha, Director, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd

 

Sustaining Our Wanderlust: Approaches to Inclusive Growth & Responsible Tourism

The tourism industry is often called the “great multiplier,” increasing economic development, poverty alleviation, education, and cultural awareness worldwide. The tourism industry employs over 270 million people—1 in 11 jobs worldwide—and contributes nearly $7.6 trillion, or 10 percent, to global GDP. But while tourism offers significant economic opportunities to local communities, it can also contribute to extensive environmental damage. Hotels, for example, have large demands for water, electricity, food, and waste management, which must be sustainably managed. As expanded access to travel information and tools prompts our human wanderlust and we increase the distance and frequency of our travel, the tourism industry is well-positioned to scale its benefits for shared prosperity and to serve as a model for inclusive and environmentally conscious business practices worldwide.

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

• Invest in ecologically friendly tourism with green infrastructure at airports, roads, schools, and hospitals.
• Develop public-private partnerships to improve natural resource management.
• Scale and replicate successful programs that have developed sustainable tourism approaches.

Moderator:

Pilar Guzmán, Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast

Participants:

Frank R. Rainieri, President and CEO, Grupo Puntacana

 
Small Group Discussions

4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM


Advancing Inclusive Growth in American Cities

As key generators of economic opportunity and social mobility, cities play a crucial role in driving inclusive growth. Yet crises from lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan to destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy have disproportionately impacted low-income populations, while barriers like poor transit planning, aging infrastructure, and rising gentrification impede equal access to public services and economic opportunity. CGI members have built holistic strategies in American cities from Atlanta to San Francisco to address these challenges, while also adapting innovative solutions from global cities like Copenhagen and Shanghai as models for U.S. development. This session will highlight the significant work of CGI members in progressing equitable urban growth, and explore opportunities for cross-sector and cross-border partnerships that can be leveraged to further advance an inclusive American growth agenda.

In this session, participants will:

• Celebrate the Commitments to Action made by CGI members that help foster inclusive growth in American cities.
• Discuss specific planning and finance challenges impeding equitable and affordable access to transit, clean water, housing, and other key public services in the United States.
• Highlight innovative case studies from the U.S. and abroad that can be scaled or replicated to address these challenges.
• Identify new partnerships to carry forward an inclusive domestic growth agenda beyond the CGI framework.

Moderator:

George Hamilton, President, Institute for Sustainable Communities

 

Catalytic Capital: Strategies to Expand Blended Finance Transactions

As global stakeholders organize to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, there is an increasing need to expand the scale, sources, and types of capital investment in social and environmental impact transactions. Blended finance strategies—using philanthropic and public dollars to leverage private investment—have demonstrated early promise, in limited scale, in the United States and around the world. This model leverages philanthropic and public dollars as loan subsidies, guarantees, and other credit enhancements to improve risk-return profiles and entice mainstream investors into making investments that benefit people, communities, and the environment in addition to making a financial return.

In this session, attendees will:

• Hear from institutional investors, banks, public and private donors, and intermediaries who are actively participating in blended finance deals.
• Exchange lessons learned from ongoing transactions related to blended capital structures.
• Discuss strategies to promote more efficient deal flow and scalability of blended finance transactions.

Moderator:

Jennifer Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation

Participants:

Audrey Choi, CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing and Managing Director & Head, Global Sustainable Finance, Morgan Stanley
Kimberlee Cornett, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation

 

Learning from Commitments to Action: Innovative & Creative Approaches

The breadth and depth of the challenges being addressed by Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members are far-reaching. Although powerful, considering this collective impact of more than 3,500 Commitments to Action can at times overshadow the nuanced, unique stories and challenges of each individual commitment. Through a conversation focused largely on commitment design and implementation, participants will have the opportunity to share how their projects have successfully leveraged innovative, creative partnerships and approaches, including the replicating, scaling, and repurposing of other effective models.

In this session, participants will:

• Explore innovation and creativity in the context of commitment design and implementation, sharing specific approaches for managing and taking risks in new endeavors.
• Reflect not only on the successes of their commitments, but also on the common challenges and unintended consequences that arise from taking risks and adopting inventive approaches.
• Cultivate a culture of openness among CGI members where they can share commitment stories and lessons learned, illuminating best practices for commitment success.

Participants:

Mike Goss, General Manager - Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America
Chid Liberty, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty and Justice

 

U.S. Youth Employment Action Network: A New Mentoring Framework

For an increasing number of American youth, entering the workforce is far more challenging than they expected. Over the last several years, the unemployment rate for youth aged 16–19 has hovered around 20 percent, and a variety of sectors report being unable to fill available jobs due to applicants having insufficient skills. This growing misalignment between the demand and supply for skills means that young people will continue to be underemployed over the next decade, with young Americans aged 20–24 losing an estimated $21.4 billion in earnings. Mentoring—the pairing of a young person with a supportive nonparental adult or older peer—can prepare youth for a successful adulthood by allowing them to explore various professions, develop their skills, and stay engaged academically as they prepare for a career.

In this session, participants will:

• Learn about new mentoring models to support youth employability.
• Examine effective tools, curriculum, and methods of measurement for successful mentoring programs.
• Share best practices and lessons learned for how to provide comprehensive and culturally competent mentoring programs.

Participants:

Sandra Louk LaFleur, National Vice President of Program, Summer Search
Torie Weiston-Serdan, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Mentoring Action Network

 
Special Event

7:00 PM -

 10:00 PM


Hult Prize Award Dinner

Join President Bill Clinton and a panel of judges as business school regional finalists pitch their solutions to address global challenges related to crowded urban spaces, and compete for $1 million in start-up capital. Participants are challenged to build sustainable, scalable, and fast-growing social enterprises that connect people, goods, services, and capital in the world’s most crowded spaces in order to double the incomes of 10 million urban dwellers by 2022.

Remarks:

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chairman, Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives

Participants:

Mohammed Ashour, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group
Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group
John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Limited
Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Chairman and CEO, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network
Premal Shah, President and Co-Founder, Kiva

 

7:30 PM -

 9:30 PM


A Celebration of the Teacher

Dinner hosted by The Varkey Foundation

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


Teachers are one of the most important determinants in the quality of a student’s education. Yet the profession is often adversely impacted by a lack of recognition, poor working conditions, and low salaries. How can we elevate the role of teachers in society while recruiting the 25 million more needed to achieve universal primary education by 2030? On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic joint United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Labour Organization Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, this Topic Dinner will feature global advocates highlighting the pivotal role that educators play in delivering quality education, as well as opportunities for recruiting, retaining, and supporting teachers worldwide.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Participants:

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

 

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Increasing Protection for Women and Children

Dinner hosted by United Postcode Lotteries

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


(Sunday, September 18, 2016)

When communities are destabilized by conflict, women and children are often at increased risk of experiencing sexual violence. In conflicts around the world, armed groups use rape as a deliberate strategy to intimidate, terrorize, and destroy individuals, families, and their communities. Despite the pervasive nature of sexual violence in war, few channels exist that give survivors a voice to speak for themselves, enable them to seek redress, or allow them to contribute to solutions to prevent conflict-related sexual violence.

During this Topic Dinner, speakers will share their approaches for how to mitigate sexual violence in conflict zones, provide support for survivors, and strengthen partnerships with grassroots, national, and international organizations to ensure greater protection for vulnerable women and children.


 

Tackling Gender Bias in the Media Through the Power of Advertising

Dinner hosted by Procter & Gamble

Session Features:  Off-Site Location  •   Pre-Registration Required


Across today’s media landscape, girls and women are often portrayed unequally or inauthentically, a fact that is increasingly recognized by recent studies. For example, research has shown that evening news broadcasts are anchored by women only about a third of the time. And in the movie industry, women constitute just 17 percent of characters in crowd scenes and less than a quarter of protagonists in high-grossing films. As media profoundly influences perceptions, uncovering and combating bias in the news, on social media, and across the entertainment industry presents an opportunity to eliminate stereotypes that perpetuate gender discrimination and the objectification of women.

During this Topic Dinner, participants will discuss the role of advertising in breaking down gender equality barriers in the media and explore how marketing campaigns that empower women can not only support an organization’s bottom line, but also positively impact progress towards achieving gender equity.

Remarks:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Moderator:

Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Women in the World and Tina Brown Live Media

Participants:

Madonna Badger, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters
Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble