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Additional Featured Participants Including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Bono, and Ambassador Cindy McCain Join Leaders from Across Public and Private Sectors for the Return of CGI Next Week

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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2022


Additional Featured Participants Including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Bono, and Ambassador Cindy McCain Join Leaders from Across Public and Private Sectors for the Return of CGI Next Week 

New featured attendees announced today include Xavier Becerra, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Bono, Lead Singer of U2, Co-Founder of ONE and (RED); Mauricio Claver-Carone, President, Inter-American Development Bank; Kenneth Cole, Chairman and Founder, Kenneth Cole ProductionsGary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Ashley Judd, Actor and Partner at Kokolopori Bonobo Research Reserve; Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador; Alicia Menendez, MSNBC host of “American Voices with Alicia Menendez,” author of “The Likeability Trap,” and host of the “Latina to Latina” podcast; Cindy McCain, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture; Sean Penn, Founder, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Actor, Director; Raj Shah, President, Rockefeller Foundation; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba; Fareed Zakaria, CNN Host and Washington Post Columnist, and more.

Key sponsors for the meeting on September 19-20 include Digicel, Guarding Against Pandemics, Huvepharma, InterEnergy / Evergo, APCO Worldwide, Postcode Lottery Group, The Elevate Prize Foundation, Global Sae-A, Hult Prize Foundation, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Tarsadia Foundation.

Media and event partners include VICE World News, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, Devex, Morning Consult, (RED), Global Goals Week, OnlyOne, We Don’t Have Time, and more.

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NEW YORK, NY — President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton today announced key partners and new featured participants for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 Meeting. These partnerships announced today span a broad range of supporters from business and civil society, building a convening that will help drive action across the major global challenges of our time.

“I am still inspired by the commitment from those across the CGI community to come together, forge unlikely partnerships, and take action on the major global challenges of our time,” said President Clinton. “The sponsors and partners for our CGI 2022 Meeting are making this possible – helping build a space where people don’t just talk, they forge and implement solutions. I am incredibly grateful for their support as the CGI community reconvenes to take action.”

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 select 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.

Presenting Sponsors for the CGI 2022 Meeting include Digicel, Guarding Against Pandemics, Huvepharma, and InterEnergy / Evergo.

Strategic sponsors include APCO Worldwide and Postcode Lottery Group.

Advisory Sponsors include The Elevate Prize FoundationGlobal Sae-AHult Prize FoundationMastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Tarsadia Foundation.

Sustaining Sponsors include American Beverage Association, American Federation of TeachersBill and Tani AustinGlobal Education FoundationThe Marc Haas FoundationBob HarrisonIntegra CapitalMasimo CorporationPernod Ricard USA, and Sydney and Stanley S. Shuman.

Supporting Sponsors include Draper Richards Kaplan FoundationJohn D. Evans FoundationFirstBank Puerto Rico, Global Blood TherapeuticsIBMJetBlueChris KorgeLos Angeles CleanTech IncubatorLeesfield Family FoundationElizabeth Hirsh NaftaliBeatrice Snyder FoundationSwiss Re, and Varkey Foundation.

The Skoll Foundation is co-hosting the 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.

In addition to these sponsors, Aspiration, a sustainability finance services B-Corp, will be CGI’s Sustainability Partner for the 2022 Meeting. For more details on this partnership, as well as CGI’s efforts to promote sustainability at the 2022 Meeting, please visit

Event partners for the CGI 2022 Meeting include the African-American Mayors Association (AAMA)(RED)Global Goals WeekOnlyOneWe Don’t Have Time, and World Central Kitchen. In addition to their support of CGI as an event- partner, Empire State Realty Trust announced that the Empire State Building’s world-famous tower lights will shine in CGI navy and royal blue on September 20th.

CGI also announced that VICE World NewsParamount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, and Devex will serve as official media partners for the 2022 Meeting. Decision intelligence company Morning Consult will serve as the 2022 Meeting’s official Data Partner.

This year’s meeting will bring together some of the top leaders across the public and private sectors, including 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; Sam Bankman-Fried, Co-Founder and CEO, FTX; Xiye Bastida, Climate Justice Activist; Jesper Brodin, Chairman and CEO, INGKA Holding; Matt Damon, Co-Founder,; Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO, TIAA; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Founder, Pivotal Ventures; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO); Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of InterEnergy Group; Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Kathy Hochul, Governor, New York; Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation; Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and President, Emerson Collective; Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever; Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino; L Morgan Lee, Tony Nominated Actress; Tony Malkin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Empire State Realty Trust; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Award-Winning Songwriter, Actor, Director; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados; 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;  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO); Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova; Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission; Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder, Chobani, and Founder, Tent Partnership for Refugees; Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Robin Wright, Actor, and Co-Founder, Pour Les Femmes Foundation; Malala Yousafzai, Activist; and many more who will be in attendance. For the full list of featured participants, please visit

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