For Immediate Release: August 30, 2022
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More leaders from across private and public sectors to join President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton for the return of the Clinton Global Initiative
Featured participants announced today include Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Founder, Pivotal Ventures; Sam Bankman-Fried, Co-Founder and CEO, FTX; Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Executive Chairman, The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); André Esteves, Chairman and Senior Partner, BTG Pactual; Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation; L Morgan Lee, Tony Nominated Actress; Gavin Newsom, Governor, California; Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy; Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova; Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission; Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Robin Wright, Actor, and Co-Founder, Pour Les Femmes Foundation, and more.
Media accreditation is now open. To apply please visit clintonglobal.org/2022mediaregistration
NEW YORK, NY – Today, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced additional participants and programming for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 Meeting in New York, September 19-20. For the first time since 2016, CGI is bringing together global and emerging leaders to take action on the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, health equity, inclusive economic growth, the global refugee crisis, and threats to the rights and prosperity of girls and women. With the theme “The Business of How,” the CGI 2022 Meeting will include announcements of new Commitments to Action™ – specific, measurable programs that address a pressing global challenge – as well as updates on the impact of previous CGI commitments. More than 3,700 Commitments to Action have been launched through CGI since its inception in 2005, making a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in over 180 countries.
Featured participants announced today include Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor, CNN and Host of Amanpour & Co, PBS; Sam Bankman-Fried, Co-Founder and CEO, FTX; Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carla Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Executive Chairman, The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS; Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Patricia Espinosa, Ambassador, Former Executive Secretary, U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; André Esteves, Chairman and Senior Partner, BTG Pactual; Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Founder, Pivotal Ventures; Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation; K’naan, Musician, Poet, and Filmmaker; Alvaro Lario, President-Elect, International Fund for Agricultural Development; L Morgan Lee, Tony Nominated Actress; Ann Mukherjee, Chairwoman & CEO of Pernod Ricard North America; Gavin Newsom, Governor, California; Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy; Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova; Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission; António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM); Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Robin Wright, Actor, and Co-Founder, Pour Les Femmes Foundation.
Previously announced participants include Eric Adams, Mayor, New York City; Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO, Flagship Pioneering and Co-Founder, Chairman, Moderna; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; José Andrés, Founder and Chief Feeding Officer, World Central Kitchen; Charlie Baker, Governor, Massachusetts; Xiye Bastida, Climate Justice Activist; Jesper Brodin, Chairman and CEO, INGKA Holding; Matt Damon, Co-Founder, Water.org; Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO, TIAA; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO); Kathy Hochul, Governor, New York; Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and President, Emerson Collective; Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Award-Winning Songwriter, Actor, Director; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados; Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO); Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder, Chobani, and Founder, Tent Partnership for Refugees; Malala Yousafzai, Activist; and many more who will be in attendance at September’s meeting. See the current list of featured attendees and agenda at clintonglobal.org/2022.
CGI also announced participants in its newest programming formats:
CGI Story Studio: Breaking Gridlock, a curated speaker experience which will feature inspirational stories from trailblazers and innovators on the front lines who have found new ways to address some of our greatest common challenges. Story Studio is supported in part by the Skoll Foundation, as part of their commitment to investing, connecting, and championing social innovators and entrepreneurs who advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. These storytellers will share lessons from the field, exploring the idea of breaking gridlock through stories and conversations. Participants include Dave Isay, Founder and President of StoryCorps; Rodney Foxworth, CEO of Common Future; Helena Gualinga, Co-founder of Polluters Out; Rahul Jain, Director, Invisible Demons; Lou Louis Koboji, Founder and Director of Kajo Keji Health and Training Institute; Alessandra Orofino, Executive Director of NOSSAS, an accelerator for action in Brazil; Gregory Robinson, Retired Director of NASA’s James Webb Telescope Program; Raj Sexana and Tanaya Sharma of the Hillary Clinton Nursing School and Bill Clinton School in India; Martin Surrbeck, Evolutionary Biologist; Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, Author, In The Shadow of the Mountain, and Founder, Courageous Girls.
CGI Entrepreneurship Greenhouse – a new program designed to showcase and support emerging entrepreneurs with transformative solutions for building an inclusive economy, creating health equity, and fighting climate change. The CGI Greenhouse will provide 31 social impact entrepreneurs with an opportunity to present, demo their products, and connect companies, private and corporate foundations, family offices, investors, and funders who are ready to take action together. Participants include Melissa Diamond of A Global Voice for Autism; Carter Malloy and Garrott McClintock of AcreTrader; Ryan Bowers and Napoleon Wallace of Activest; Saar Safra of Beewise; Jose Anton of Broxel; Will Pallister of ChargeNet Stations; Kameale Terry of ChargerHelp; Tunde Adeyemi of D-Olivette Global Enterprise; Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel of Esusu; Dave Levin of Hala Systems, Inc.; Ari Goldfarb of KANDO; Ed Agnew of KOKO Networks; Sea F. Briganti of Loliware, Inc.; Nathalie Occean of MedHaul; Ady Beitler of Nilus; Tom Green of Project Vesta; Ivelyse Andino of Radical Health; Chioma Ukonu of RecyclePoints; Tinia Pina of Re-Nuble; Nidhi Pant of S4S Technologies; Richard Hanbury of Sana Health Inc; Rexanne Martin of Sankari Studios; Lyle Adams of Spry; Tiffanie Stanard of Stimulus Inc; Ibrahim Rashid of Strong Haulers; Jed Dutton of TemperPack; Naveen Sikka of Terviva; Josh Hester-Goralski of Unlocking Communities; Michael Barnes of Viva Equity Fund; Paul Senaye Siabi of WorldTech Consult; and Daniele Jean-Pierre of Zimbali Networks.
Media accreditation for the CGI 2022 Meeting is currently open. To apply for media credentials, please visit clintonglobal.org/2022mediaregistration.
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