New York, NY – The Anthem Awards today announced the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as a winner in the Event category, for the work and impact of the CGI 2023 Meeting. Following the return of CGI in 2022, last year’s meeting saw businesses and nonprofits launch a record number of new Commitments to Action on urgent global challenges.
For the past three years, the Anthem Awards has honored the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. For the first time, the Anthem Awards recognized CGI impact, placing it alongside leading organizations addressing climate change, global health equity, humanitarian crises, and more.
This year’s Anthem Award Winners were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Anthem judges are intellectually diverse leaders from across the impact industry with expertise that spans across the Anthem cause areas.
The CGI 2023 Meeting is the Bronze Medalist in the Event category.
“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action,” said Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards General Manager. “In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate the progress happening globally.”
Commenting on the recognition, Greg Milne, chief executive officer of CGI, said, “With this year’s award for the CGI 2023 Meeting, the Anthem Awards have recognized the incredible work and impact of the hundreds of nonprofits, businesses, and civic leaders who make up the CGI community. CGI is an event intentionally designed to drive action, and we’re grateful for Anthem’s recognition that events like this can – and do – lead to meaningful change for millions of lives around the world.”
Milne continued, “President Clinton founded CGI on the premise that everyone who has the ability to make a difference, has the responsibility to take action. As we look to CGI 2024 and beyond, we are inspired by the community of doers who are working every day to make a difference on our greatest challenges.”
“In the broad roster of global convenings, we’re proud the Anthem Awards recognized CGI as a unique platform for action and engagement,” said Craig Minassian, chief content, communications, and marketing officer at the Clinton Foundation. “Our goal is to use CGI to help organizations amplify their critical work, engage with new audiences and partners, and help people discover innovative approaches to our most pressing challenges.”
Several CGI community members were also recognized by the Anthem Awards for their work, including World Central Kitchen (Bronze Medalist for Book, Story or Feature), the International Rescue Committee (Best PR or Earned Media Campaign), Generation 180 (Silver Medalist for Best PR or Earned Media Campaign), and AARP (Nonprofit of the Year).
Last fall, CGI announced that the CGI 2024 Meeting would be held in New York City, September 23-24 this year.
Following a six-year hiatus, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton brought the Clinton Global community back together in 2022 to address critical global challenges. Through CGI, over 10,000 organizations have launched more than 4,000 Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable projects and programs – that are making a difference in the lives of more than 500 million people in 180 countries.
When fully funded and implemented, the Commitments to Action launched at CGI 2023 will have a positive impact on the lives of more than 285 million people. These commitments will facilitate over 1 million people receiving job training or skills development; the creation of more than 55,000 full-time, permanent jobs; increased access to primary care services for more than 54 million people; training for more than 115,000 new health workers for improved healthcare services; and more than $170 million in funding to support innovation and entrepreneurship.