For Immediate Release: August 11, 2022
President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton to Convene Leaders Across Government, Business, and Civil Society for the Clinton Global Initiative 2022 Meeting
With a theme of “The Business of How,” CGI will drive action on pressing global challenges including climate change, inclusive economic growth, health equity, and the refugee crisis; first major CGI meeting since 2016 to be held September 19-20 in New York City
Featured 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 more
NEW YORK – Today, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced the initial program for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 Meeting this September 19-20 in New York City. This year’s meeting is focused on the theme “The Business of How.” 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.
The CGI 2022 Meeting will also include announcements of new Commitments to Action™ – specific, measurable programs that address a pressing global challenge – as well as updates on the impact from 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.
“We called the CGI community back together this year because we face an urgent and historic moment. The global community is confronting several existential challenges, including climate change, new threats to our health, worsening economic inequalities, and a global refugee crisis,” said President Clinton. “We started CGI with the idea that the most effective way to take on the biggest global challenges is through partnership. I’m ready to work alongside these incredible leaders at the CGI 2022 Meeting, in the spirit of creative cooperation, to take action together.” Read President Clinton’s letter from March calling the CGI community back together.
President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton will be joined by leaders from across the public and private sector, including 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; Henadi Al Saleh, Chairperson of the Board, Agility; Elizabeth Alexander, President, Mellon Foundation; Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; José Andrés, Founder and Chief Feeding Officer, World Central Kitchen; Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US; Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower; Charlie Baker, Governor, Massachusetts; Manish Bapna, President and CEO, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Xiye Bastida, Climate Justice Activist; Jim Bildner, CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation; Marla Blow, President and COO, Skoll Foundation; Melissa Bradley, Founder, 1863 Ventures; Jesper Brodin, Chairman and CEO, INGKA Holding; Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts; Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Lazarus Chakwera, President, Malawi; Aya Chebbi, Founder, Nala Feminist Collective; Matt Damon, Co-Founder, Water.org; Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute; Brian Deese, Director, National Economic Council; Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO, TIAA; Tony Elemelu, Chair, Heirs Holdings, Chair, Transcorp, and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation; Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO); Temie Giwa-Tubosun, CEO and Founder, LifeBank; Filippo Grandi, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; Kathy Hochul, Governor, New York; David Holt, Mayor, Oklahoma City; Dave Isay, Founder, StoryCorps; Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and President, Emerson Collective; Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever; Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA); Roman Mars, Host, 99% Invisible; David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Award-Winning Songwriter, Actor, Director; Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Co-Founder and President, Known Holdings; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados; Denis Mukwege, Founder, Panzi Hospital; Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; Reema Rameshchandra Nanavaty, Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA); Kennedy Odede, Co-Founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO); Vjosa Osmani, President, Kosovo; Carmen Rojas, President and CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation; M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International; Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait; Priscilla Sims-Brown, CEO, Amalgamated Bank; Marinel Sumook Ubaldo, Advocacy Officer for Ecological Justice and Youth Engagement, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines; Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder, Chobani, and Founder, Tent Partnership for Refugees; Sigrid Van Aken, CEO, Novamedia/Postcode Lottery Group; Sherrie Westin, President, Sesame Workshop; and Malala Yousafzai, Activist. More details, including additional speakers and program highlights, will be released at clintonglobal.org/2022 closer to the meeting.
CGI’s 2022 Meeting will shine a light on proven solutions already underway around the globe, and identify ways to expand the CGI community’s impact. This year’s programming will examine the need for aggressive climate action; how to address new challenges to the rights of girls and women; reversing the global slide on poverty; supporting entrepreneurs of color and small businesses in underserved communities; closing disparities in education; averting a global hunger catastrophe, and other pressing global challenges. New programming includes the CGI Entrepreneurship Greenhouse that will directly connect entrepreneurs with partnership and growth opportunities; and the CGI Story Studio that will inspire action through stories of frontline leaders and lived experiences.
To apply for media credentials, please visit clintonglobal.org/2022mediaregistration. Please visit clintonglobal.org/2022 for the latest program details and confirmed participants. Follow CGI on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for meeting news and highlights.
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