September 19, 2016
Monday
Sep 19
2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to Recognize Impact of More Than 3,600 Commitments to Action That Are Improving Over 435 Million Lives Worldwide

New York, NY
Press Release

On September 19-21, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City.

This year’s final CGI Annual Meeting will recognize the impact and legacy of CGI members who have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in 180 countries worldwide, including commitments that supported rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; delivered critically needed medical supplies in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and are actively increasing the number of girls and women pursuing STEM education and careers; developing commitments to address and contain infectious diseases like Zika; supporting infrastructure projects and clean energy in Detroit and across the United States; increasing access to clean drinking water; andproviding health and medical services for refugees.

Members of the media may apply at https://cgi2016.iworldreg.com/public/apply/press. Press planning to cover must be credentialed by the Clinton Global Initiative. Members of the press who have received email confirmation from CGI to attend the meeting may pick up their credentials at the press registration desk located on 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in the Executive Conference Center at the Sheraton, Times Square. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required. Please send all questions regarding media registration to [email protected].

USEFUL LINKS:

LIVE WEBCAST
All Plenary Sessions and select Breakout Sessions will be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/. Plenary sessions also will be sent out via fiber in HD, free and unrestricted, through Waterfront Loop #4018.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

BREAKOUT SESSION
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
PRE-SET: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
TIME: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Beyond Equality: Harnessing the Power of Girls & Women for Sustainable Development
LOCATION: New York East
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

As we look toward 2030, how do we move beyond talking about equality to making shared global prosperity a reality? It is proven that empowering women and promoting gender equity is crucial to accelerating global sustainable development, yet female voices continue to be excluded from critical conversations about political and economic system changes. For example, six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women, largely due to the ongoing discrimination they face in the economic sphere. Additionally, with only 22 percent of the world’s parliamentarians being women, laws combating gender-based violence are not passed or enforced to the extent required to protect all women. In response, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focus on overcoming these obstacles and others in the way of achieving full gender equality worldwide—addressing women’s limited access to employment opportunities, the absence of peace and security for all women, and the lack of effective cross-sector partnerships needed to confront global poverty.

In this session, CGI members will be challenged to think critically about not just the success of SDG 5, but how girls and women can be integrated into the achievement of all of the SDGs to ensure sustainable development.

REMARKS:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Limited
  • David Nabarro, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, United Nations
  • Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Proctor & Gamble
  • Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary, Dermalogica

MODERATOR:

  • Melanne Verveer, Executive Director for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University

OPENING PLENARY: Partnering for Global Prosperity 
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
TIME: 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Globally shared prosperity requires both equity and opportunity for all. This can only be realized through recognition of our interdependence and pursuit of partnership. In 2016, CGI challenges its members to consider how they are building and maintaining broadly shared prosperity through creative cooperation.

During this session, CGI members will explore new and unique partnerships that can help:

  • Secure flourishing livelihoods for all.
  • Enable communities to thrive.
  • Promote and increase environmental sustainability.

REMARKS:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

MODERATOR:

  • Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Bono, Lead Singer of U2, Co-Founder of ONE and (RED), ONE Campaign
  • John R. Allen, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution
  • Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Federica Mogherini, High Representation of the UN Foreign Affairs, European Union

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

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

PANELISTS:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor, London
  • Mauricio Macri, President, Argentina
  • Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister, Italy
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, Former Finance Minister of Nigeria

PLENARY: Succeeding in the World’s Toughest Places 
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Over the last 10 years, more than 1 billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. However, progress has been uneven. From refugee camps and conflict-affected areas to the world’s most remote regions, millions of people are living in tough-to-reach places. They face extreme poverty, the effects of war, environmental threats, and underdevelopment. While these individuals have created ingenious and informal systems to survive, we must ensure that those living in the toughest places have the opportunities and services they need to thrive.

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

  • Scale and replicate successful approaches for doing business in the toughest places.
  • Incorporate youth and marginalized groups—especially girls and women—to help create long-lasting solutions.
  • Ensure refugees have access to services that allow them to be productive members of society.

Opening Conversation:

REMARKS:

  • Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

PANELISTS:

  • Hikmet Ersek: President and CEO, Western Union
  • Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Sweden

One-on-One Conversation:

MODERATOR:

  • Lara Setrakian, Executive Editor and CEO, News Deeply

PARTICIPANT:

  • Muzoon Almellehan, Student and Education Advocate, Malala Fund

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
PRE-SET: 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

COP21: The Time for Climate Action is Now
LOCATION: New York West
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

At the COP21 summit in December 2015, 195 nations adopted a comprehensive plan to combat climate change. The agreement outlines opportunities for governments to take urgent action and make investments to create a low-carbon, sustainable, and resilient future. Achieving the COP21 goals requires not only immediate and persistent commitment on the part of governments, but also strategic and financial partnerships with a wide range of businesses and civil society. As we approach the one-year mark of COP21, how have governments and businesses worked together toward achieving a sustainable future, where are we falling short of our ambitions, and what other partnership opportunities exist that can help further our progress in the fight against climate change?

In this session, leaders from diverse sectors will discuss how CGI members can:

  • Create and build on cross-sector partnerships to combat climate change and meet the historic COP21 agreement’s goals.
  • Identify areas where significant progress is needed most and coordinate prompt action.
  • Spur local entrepreneurs and global businesses to innovate, finance, and deploy solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation.

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Max Schorr, Co-founder, GOOD

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Max Schorr, Co-founder, GOOD

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Christiana Figueres, Candidate to Secretary General to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations
  • Hilda C. Heine, President, Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
  • Ségolène Royal, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

Scaling Impact Enterprises 
LOCATION: Riverside

Creating energy from landfills, connecting women-led coffee cooperatives with international buyers, verifying medications by mobile phone. The audacious ideas of social entrepreneurs can change the world, but critical barriers often inhibit these ideas from getting off the ground. While social entrepreneurs confront challenges typical for most entrepreneurs—such as access to capital, markets, and talent—by virtue of their business model they face added obstacles. Already expected to deliver on ambitious social and environmental returns in addition to financial returns, they also contend with greater institutional investor skepticism and appeasing a wider array of stakeholders. Social enterprises have nonetheless experienced significant growth, with traditional and impact investors committing more than $10 billion to these companies over the last four years—tripling their investments.

In this session, successful social entrepreneurs from around the world will share challenges from their work, as well as opportunities they see to achieve greater impact by scaling impact enterprises. Leaders from the private, public, and civil society sectors will also discuss how CGI members can:

  • Design innovative approaches for impact enterprise talent recruitment, development, and retention.
  • Define, measure, and communicate the social and environmental impact of social enterprises.
  • Incorporate impact enterprises into their supply chains.
  • Scale programs that support women and minority-owned enterprises.

MODERATOR:

  • Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Ross Beerman, AllLife Group CEO, AllLife
  • Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO, Frontier Markets
  • Sandy Speicher, Partner and Managing Director

What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future
TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM
LOCATION: New York East
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

In 2008, President Bill Clinton issued a call to action to the CGI community to address the pressing challenges that Haiti faced in the aftermath of four devastating hurricanes. The resulting Haiti Action Network, now in its eighth year, has galvanized more than 100 Commitments to Action focused on Haiti. To accomplish this, more than 300 companies, nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and government entities have partnered with the Action Network—illustrating that addressing challenges in the country requires a comprehensive approach. For example, to provide quality education, it is also vital to consider public health, infrastructure, and job creation during project planning and implementation.

In this session, CGI members from diverse sectors will:

  • Learn about the unique structure of the Haiti Action Network and the ways that members have worked together to tackle issues.
  • Share commitment stories and key takeaways from Haiti—such as shared successes and difficulties with commitment implementation—that are applicable to member projects elsewhere around the world.

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Catherine Cheney, West Coast Correspondent, Devex

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Maxime Charles, Country Manager, Haiti, Scotiabank
  • Sasha Kramer, Co-Founder and Executive Director, SOIL
  • Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel
  • Fédorah Pierre-Louis, External Affairs and Development Manager, Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP)

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Developing Young People’s Skills, Character, and Sense of Community
LOCATION: Liberty 3

Communities thrive when their citizens are engaged, lifelong learners. Along with basic literacy and numeracy, as well as a growing focus on skills development for in-demand industries, it is equally important for young people to develop social-emotional skills and learn through experience in order to become well-rounded people. In-classroom experiences, such as play-based learning, as well as diverse pursuits outside of the classroom—like participation in youth orchestras or community gardening—provide young people with opportunities to develop critical life skills, inspire positive self-identity, and build meaningful relationships with others. On a community level, project-based learning and social-emotional development promote improved academic outcomes, support constructive behaviors such as civic engagement, facilitate the exchange of ideas and cultures, and inspire the resiliency of communities—among other important benefits.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore how the arts, sports, project-based learning, and social-emotional development offer value to both young individuals and their communities.
  • Determine how learning outside of the classroom can be leveraged as a complement to formal education systems.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Salam Abukhadrah, Young Leader, Women Deliver
  • Shawn Askinosie, Founder and CEO, Askinosie Chocolate
  • Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Executive President, Fundación Azteca
  • Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Education in Emergencies: Committing to the Full Continuum
LOCATION: Liberty 4

The world is currently experiencing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. In this context, prioritizing education is not only crucially important, but also a smart investment—providing stability, structure, and routine, as well as enabling children and youth to build relevant skills and lead productive lives. Yet few refugee children are benefitting from this basic service: only half are in primary school, one quarter in secondary school, and one percent in higher education. At the same time, host governments face a wealth of challenges while working to absorb the massive inflows of refugees into national systems, further complicating their capacity to provide education.

In this session, the conclusion of a year-long focus on education in emergencies, participants will:

  • Look at the full continuum that is needed to support school-aged children throughout their education.
  • Explore the benefits of informal versus formal education.
  • Discuss the shared responsibility of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to deliver this critical service to refugees.

REMARKS:

  • Kelly Tallman Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, United States High Commissioner for Refugees

MODERATOR:

  • Dennis Walto, Executive Director, Children’s Health Fund

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Hila Azadzoy, Co-founder and Head of Academics, Kiron Open Higher Education
  • Teodore Berkova, Director of Social Innovation, Pearson
  • Mrs. Simone Filippini, CEO, Cordaid

SDG 3: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases
LOCATION: Liberty 5

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 sets out to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” by 2030. The goal’s 13 targets reflect a new focus on achieving universal health coverage (UHC), as well as controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which cause 63 percent of all deaths worldwide. UHC is critical to ensuring all people have access to quality health services without suffering financial hardship and enables countries to confront the NCD epidemic by addressing inequalities, vulnerabilities, and risks that exist in accessing health services and improving health outcomes.

In this session, CGI members across the global health, food systems, and built environment spaces will:

  • Strategize how to leverage SDG 3’s UHC mandate to enable greater investment in fighting NCDs.
  • Discuss how to support governments in developing a package of critical interventions and integrate NCD services into existing health systems.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Rami Farraj, Chairman of the Royal Health Awareness Society in Jordan, Royal Health Awareness Society
  • Nata Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization Office at the United Nations
  • Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

SPECIAL EVENT: Clinton Global Citizens Awards
CGCA Blue Carpet 
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
PRE-SET: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
TIME: 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Clinton Global Citizens Awards
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity and usage restrictions for audio and video of the performances: up to five minutes in total, but no more than thirty seconds of any single music performance, may be used.
NOTE: Video recording is prohibited during the Voices of Haiti Choir performance.
PRE-SET: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
TIME: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom

The Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change.

HONOREES:

  • Hawa Abdi, Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
  • Jon Bon Jovi, Chairman, JBJ Soul Foundation
  • Adi Godrej, Chairman Godrej Group, Godrej Industries Limited
  • Nadia Murad, Yazidi Human Rights Activist & UN Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Initiative
  • Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President, Republic of Colombia

APPEARANCES BY:

  • Andrea Bocelli, Recording Artist and Founder, Andrea Bocelli Foundation
  • Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union
  • Advija Ibrahimovic, Survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide
  • Iman, Supermodel, Activist and Founder of IMAN Cosmetics
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • S. Mary Scullion, Executive Director, Project HOME
  • Voices of Haiti, Choir, Andrea Bocelli Foundation


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
PRE-SET: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakthrough Solutions: Tackling America’s Biggest Challenges
LOCATION: New York West
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

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.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Executive Director and Co-Founder, 100Kin10
  • Anu Malipatil, Foundation Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

MODERATOR:

  • Tracy Palandjian, Co-Founder and CEO, Social Finance, Inc.

Everyone Can Play: Sports as a Catalyst for Development and Integration
LOCATION: New York East
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

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.

MODERATOR:

  • Ben Osborne, Editor-in-Chief, Bleacher Report

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Jason Collins, Goodwill Ambassador and Retired Player, NBA
  • Lex Gillette, Track & Field, Team USA
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencer, Team USA
  • Rebecca Meyers, Swimmer, Team USA
  • Casey Wasserman, Chairman & CEO, Wasserman and Chairman, LA2024

Rethinking Opportunities for Our Aging Population
LOCATION: Carnegie West

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.

MODERATOR:

  • Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

PARTICIPANTS:

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

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

From Access to Assets: Increasing Women’s Financial Opportunities
LOCATION: Riverside

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.

PARTICIPANT:

  • Tilman Ehrbeck, Partner, Omidyar Network

From Ebola to Zika: Responding to the New Normal in Public Health Emergencies
LOCATION: Liberty 5

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
LOCATION: Carnegie East

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
Location: Liberty 3

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
LOCATION: Liberty 4

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
  • Johan Rockström, Professor and Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Tim Kelly, CEO, Planet3

PLENARY SESSION: Girl, Uninterrupted: Increasing Opportunity During Adolescence 
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

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.

REMARKS:

  • Zainab Salbi, Founder, Women for Women International
  • Richard Adkerson, President and CEO, Freport-McMoRan Inc.

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

PLENARY SESSION: Special Afternoon Plenary Session
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

PLENARY SESSION I: 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.

REMARKS:

  • Jim Kim, President, World Bank Group

REMARKS:

  • Shin-pei Tsay, Executive Director, Gehl Institute

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Becky Quick, Co-Anchor, CNBC's Squawk Box

PANELISTS:

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

PLENARY SESSION II: 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.

REMARKS:

  • Advija Ibrahimovic, Survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide

Panel discussion:

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
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
PRE-SET: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Film Screening and Panel: Supporting Vulnerable Children
LOCATION: Riverside

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.

REMARKS:

  • Paul Blavin, Executive Producer, FOR GOOD

MODERATOR:

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

PARTICIPANTS:

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

How Energy Can Spark Global Prosperity
LOCATION: New York East
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

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

PANELISTS:

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President African Development Bank Group
  • Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless International
  • Nancy E. Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
  • António Mexia, Chief Executive Officer, Energias de Portugal
  • Wanjira Mathai, Director wPOWER Hub
  • Vaishali N. Sinha, Director, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Limited

Sustaining Our Wanderlust: Approaches to Inclusive Growth & Responsible Tourism
LOCATION: Liberty 3

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.

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

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

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Frank R. Rainieri, President and CEO, Gruppo Puntacana
  • Andrew Holness, Prime Minister, Jamaica

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Advancing Inclusive Growth in American Cities
LOCATION: Carnegie West

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
LOCATION: New York West

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
LOCATION: Liberty 5

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 3,600 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, CEO, Liberty and Justice

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

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: HULT PRIZE AWARD DINNER
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom

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 Fetherstronhaugh, Chairman and CEO, OgivlyOne Worldwide
  • Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network
  • Premal Shah, President and Co-Founder, Kiva


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

PLENARY SESSION: Turning Landfills into Goldmines: Can We Make the Circular Economy a Reality?
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Clothes, cars, chow. Every day, products and services are consumed based on supply chains that run in only one direction: from producer, to consumer, to waste. We consume the world’s natural resources far faster than they can be renewed, and as the population will grow to 8 billion by the year 2030, we will need the resources of two Earths to satisfy our consumption. To prepare for the Earth’s future, we must shift to circular economies—models that are multidirectional, restorative, and regenerative by design. Circular economies will not only disrupt the way we produce, consume, and dispose of products, but they could spur the creation of highly valuable new businesses and environmentally sustainable societies. These economies could add another $1 trillion a year for the global economy in as few as 10 years.

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

  • Redesign corporate supply chain strategies to implement reusing and recycling methods that create financial and environmental gains and true value for communities.
  • Deploy innovative financing to invest in and scale promising circular ventures that create jobs.
  • Utilize new technologies and big data to support supply chain transparency and changes in consumer behavior.

SPEAKER:

  • Andrew Puddicombe, Co-Founder, Headspace
  • William A. McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres

PANELISTS:

  • Stacey Davidson, Director, Redisa
  • Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and CEO, The Closed Loop Fund
  • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
PRE-SET: 10:00 AM
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Bridging the Health Funding Gap
LOCATION: New York East
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Despite worldwide health care spending reaching an all-time high of more than $7.6 trillion annually, millions of people continue to die from preventable causes, such as childbirth and diarrhea. Due to population growth and the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, global health care expenditures will continue to grow. Emerging economies, like those of Ethiopia and India, will grow at a rate of over 10 percent per year in the coming decade—nearly three times faster than in developed countries. With these challenges in mind, governments and businesses will need to work together to structure and make investments that deliver improved health outcomes while creating business value.

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

  • Increase public-private partnerships and private investments to deploy new, innovative, and flexible sources of health care financing—such as insurance products, development impact and pandemic bonds, and product development partnerships.
  • Invest in successful business models built on shared value to manufacture and deliver scalable health care services, products, and technologies to low-income and vulnerable populations.

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

            PANELISTS:

  • His Excellency Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • Matthew Lilley, CEO, Prudential Africa, Prudential, PLC.
  • Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director and CEO of Dangote Foundation, Dangote Group
  • Raymond Chambers, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
  • Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

Discussion:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Luqman Lawal, Manager, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Director, Global Health and Research, Starkey Hearing Foundation

Innovating the Global Food Supply Chain 
LOCATION: New York West
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

While the world has made tremendous progress in reducing extreme hunger, total success is hindered by harmful practices such as land mismanagement, use of low-quality seeds and topsoil, and supply chain inefficiencies. Today, 795 million people are undernourished while 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted annually. Smallholder farmers—80 percent of whom are women—produce over half of the world’s food supply, yet most live on wages of less than $2 a day. To overcome these remaining challenges, innovations can be incorporated at every stage of the global food supply chain. Innovations, such as affordable drones used to monitor crop health, can increase crop yield, durability, and nutrition while decreasing environmental degradation, improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers, and achieving food security for all.

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

  • Develop and finance technologies and techniques that improve yields, nutrition, and profit.
  • Expand growth opportunities for smallholder farmers to include credit, savings, and insurance products.
  • Reduce food and environmental waste through innovation in cold chains and integrated distribution channels.
  • Invest in women-friendly farming techniques and technology that supports women’s land and water rights.

MODERATOR:

  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

PARTCIPANTS:

  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme
  • T R Kesavan, Chief Operating Officer, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited
  • Zia Khan, Vice President, Initiatives & Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS 
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
TIME: 10:30AM – 12:00 PM

Inclusion & Opportunity: Breaking Down Identity-Based Social & Economic Exclusion
LOCATION: Liberty 3

In recent years, transformational gains have been made around the world in creating more inclusive cultures and workplaces. For example, in 2015, the United States legalized same-sex marriages and 11 major international companies signed the newly created Global Business and Disability Network Charter. McKinsey & Company reports that companies with gender, ethnic, and racial diversity are at least 15 percent more likely to experience above-average financial returns. While many individuals and organizations are working to expand the inclusion of those excluded by economic, social, and political systems, the world is also experiencing increasing identity-based strife and violence. Research indicates that inclusive societies have greater productivity, well-being, and social cohesion. Yet it will take effort to change current systems so they are equally beneficial to all.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss opportunities to engage corporations, educational institutions, the health care community, and individuals working in the arts to advance cultural and workplace inclusion.
  • Share best practices and lessons learned for inclusion from across a multitude of sectors and a variety of approaches.
  • Strategize how to promote the social and economic benefits of a more inclusive society.

MODERATOR:

  • Maria Figueroa Kupcu, Partner, Brunswick Group

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Loreen Arbus, President, The Loreen Arbus Foundation
  • Dafna Lifshitz, Chief Executive Officer, Appleseeds Academy

Preparing Reliable and Secure Energy Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation
LOCATION: Liberty 5

Energy producers, suppliers, and distributors deliver life-sustaining and life-saving energy services every minute of every day. As the world experiences climate-related shifts, including changing weather patterns and rising sea levels, energy resources and infrastructure are often severely impacted. Although not traditionally considered part of emergency response teams, energy companies are changing the paradigm by exploring ways to shore up energy infrastructure and secure energy resources. Many utilities and power producers have already invested in innovative improvements that ensure continual power delivery and rapid power recovery during and after extreme weather and damaging geologic events. In addition, in places where power grids are most vulnerable or non-existent, distributed and renewable energy technology companies are poised to provide back-up and off-grid energy solutions.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore opportunities for collaboration on the design and transfer of simple, scalable energy solutions that address climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness.
  • Discuss how to develop new solutions and adapt existing technologies for specific climates and geographies in order to increase secure, transportable, and back-up energy solutions around the world.
  • Share lessons learned from existing efforts and methods for their application across the energy industry.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Meagan Fallone, Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot College International
  • Stephan Ouaknine, Managing Partner, Inerjys Ventures
  • Andrea Valcalda, Head of Sustainability, Enel

The Case for Childcare: A Shared Responsibility
LOCATION: Carnegie East

A 2015 McKinsey Global Initiative report found that if women played an identical role to men in labor markets, as much as $28 trillion—or 26 percent—could be added to global annual GDP by 2025. Even with this potential, the gender gap in the workforce has barely changed over the last 20 years. One barrier to women’s full participation in the global economy is the disproportionate amount of time women spend on unpaid household and care work. While “care” includes a wide spectrum of activities, investing in childcare in particular can help to achieve a triple bottom line—fostering women’s economic empowerment, contributing to positive developmental outcomes for young children, and supporting business performance through increased employee productivity, lower turnover, and reduced absenteeism. Governments, employers, childcare centers, and families each have a role to play in supporting childcare services.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss the business case for childcare, as well as developments in this space.
  • Share best practices and lessons learned for how to effectively provide comprehensive care solutions.
  • Consider how to actualize the shared responsibility of childcare in varied geographies and settings.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Kweilin Ellingrud, Partner and Co-author of Power of Parity, McKinsey and Company

The Future of STEM Education—Closing the Equity Gap
LOCATION: Liberty 4

STEM jobs are growing faster than any other sector of the U.S. economy, and demand for core STEM competencies is intensifying across all industries. Equipping students with critical STEM skills will fuel innovation and increase economic opportunity and social mobility for millions of young Americans. Despite significant strides in expanding access to STEM education, structural disparities in both participation and academic achievement persist, with women and historically underrepresented minorities being disproportionately affected. For instance, only 57 percent of African American students, 67 percent of Hispanic students, and fewer than half of American Indian and Native Alaskan students have access to the full range of math and science courses in their high schools. In our knowledge-based economy, access to rigorous STEM education is not only an economic imperative, but a social justice issue.

In this session, leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors will:

  • Identify critical barriers inhibiting underrepresented groups from engaging and thriving in STEM fields.
  • Explore strategies to expand access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities—in and out of school.
  • Discuss best practices and lessons learned from innovative CGI Commitments to Action to broaden participation in STEM and explore opportunities to build on those initiatives.

The Power of Partnership: Goal 17 and Advancing Global Transformation
LOCATION: Riverside

Last September, 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim of eradicating poverty, ensuring environmental sustainability, and guaranteeing global prosperity by 2030. Recognizing that achieving these goals will require cooperation among diverse entities, Goal 17 is devoted entirely to fostering critical partnerships among government, the private sector, and civil society. Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members have long been working across sectors, geographies, and at various scales to address issues relevant to the SDGs. The CGI model’s inherent emphasis on partnership uniquely positions members to be a transformative force in implementing the SDGs over the next 14 years.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss interdisciplinary Commitments to Action with robust partnerships that have the capacity to deliver impact across a variety of issue areas.
  • Examine the unique contributions the CGI community can make to fulfill the new UN Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030.
  • Generate collective investment in the SDGs to promote a future of shared prosperity.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
PRE-SET: 1:30 PM
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Achieving Universal Quality Education: A Conversation with Education Ministers
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity
LOCATION: Riverside

All children have the right to an education—a quality education. But how can we ensure this right is extended universally?

While a quality education requires a holistic approach—including components such as student nutrition and health, safe school environments, and well-trained teachers—a truly well-rounded approach must be adaptable to diverse geographies and cultures. During this session, Education Ministers from around the world will discuss actionable strategies to increase and improve educational quality and highlight the importance of country-specific education plans that can be supported by the private sector, public sector, and civil society.

MODERATOR:

  • Chernor Bah, Associate, Population Council

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education
  • Elias N. Bou Saab, Minister of Education & Higher Education, Lebanon
  • Gus Schmedlen, Vice President, Worldwide Education, HP
  • Jocelyn Wyatt, Executive Director, Ideo.org

Connectivity
LOCATION: New York West
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Technology is one of the defining forces of our collective future, reshaping the way we learn, innovate, and connect with one another. Today, new digital technologies and advancements—such as the Internet of Things, smart devices, artificial intelligence, and the block chain—are increasingly changing the concept of connectivity itself and enhancing our ability to maximize human potential. The strategies we design and the investments we make will impact how equitably access to these innovations is shared—and how drastically livelihoods will be improved as a result.

How can we bridge the digital divide of today and harness the potential of connectivity to impact our societies, environment, and economies of tomorrow?

MODERATOR:

  • Manoush Zomorodi, Host and Managing Editor of Note to Self, WNYC Studios, New York Public Radio

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Hernando de Soto, Chairman, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
  • Njideka Harry, President and CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation
  • Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer, BitFury Group
  • Vivienne Ming, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Socos

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS 
ACCESS: Open press; limited capacity – Press who wish to attend must pre-register by emailing [email protected]
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Combating Teen Pregnancy, Cervical Cancer, and HIV in Caribbean Girls & Women
LOCATION: Carnegie East

Many girls and women in the Caribbean are facing health crises—HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among young women in the region, cervical cancer (a vaccine-preventable disease) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean women aged 15 to 49, and an estimated 20 percent of Caribbean women give birth before the age of 19. In Jamaica, for example, 72 out of every 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19 have given birth, and this number jumps to 90 in the Dominican Republic. In 2015, the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations Population Fund—with additional partners including Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government—committed to address these health challenges by implementing and testing a pilot project with the goals of reducing teenage pregnancy, preventing cervical cancer, and eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS across four regions in Jamaica. This Commitment to Action will fulfill these goals by improving access to health services, training health care workers, supporting legislative advocacy, and creating public awareness and education campaigns in all Caribbean nations.

In this session, CGI members will:

  • Discuss how to support CGI commitment-makers working on girls' and women’s health in the Caribbean through financial resources and supplies, commodities, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Explore technical expertise that can benefit government, policy, pilot implementation, and scaling across the Caribbean.
  • Examine culturally relevant media and communications strategies, which are important vehicles for educating parents and young people about the benefits of both prevention and care seeking.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Sandra Granger, First Lady, Guyana
  • Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
  • Timothy Harris, Prime Minister, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Social Enterprise: Measuring Impact in an Emerging Sector
LOCATION: New York East

Social enterprises, mission-driven organizations that use business models in their work, are expected to deliver a more diverse set of returns than standard businesses and non-profit organizations. While a business is primarily concerned with return on investment, a social enterprise must also balance social and environmental impact in their core programs. Measuring this impact is critical; it is essential for effective business management and resource allocation, and investors are unlikely to accept a lower financial return unless there are measurable impacts in areas like education, sustainability, or health. However, measuring the success of social enterprises and reporting these metrics is time-consuming and expensive, creating yet another barrier to entry for social entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and investors alike need help navigating the measurement frameworks and identifying best practices for social enterprise.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss best practices for measurement and assess existing frameworks like Impact Reporting & Investment Standards (IRIS).
  • Examine the methods for reporting metrics to stakeholders and expanding transparency in the social enterprise space.

The Foundational Benefits of Access to Basic Human Rights
LOCATION: Liberty 3

Access to education and health care is instrumental in creating better futures for individuals around the world. However, even more fundamental human rights—such as rights to property and personal security, freedom from bondage, and environmental security—must first be secured for other transformative rights to be realized. Individuals working on the front lines to solve these core issues by giving a voice to underserved communities or speaking out against environmental violations ensure that other interventions, such as educational and health systems, can thrive. However, community leaders often find themselves as targets of threats, intimidation, or violence. How can CGI members dedicated to advancing social and environmental causes in communities worldwide engage local activists at the vanguard of promising movements, understand how to leverage their efforts in their own work, and work together to achieve shared outcomes?

In this session, participants will:

  • Meet human rights defenders and hear stories about their on-the-ground work and the challenges they face.
  • Discuss opportunities to develop effective partnerships and mutually beneficial approaches.
  • Explore how to enhance their own work through the realization of environmental justice, women’s equality, and human rights.

The Future of Work: Adapting for the Freelance Economy
LOCATION: Liberty 5

By 2020, more than 40 percent of the American workforce will be considered either freelancers, contractors, or temporary workers. Globally, workforce trends indicate a similar trajectory. As work increasingly shifts away from full-time, long-term jobs to contract positions, millions of workers will experience career instability and the loss of protections and benefits, like the health care and retirement contributions that middle-income jobs have traditionally provided. However, proponents of the growing “sharing” or “gig” economy—the piecing together of various part-time opportunities, such as food delivery and ride sharing enabled by new technology platforms—argue that career flexibility empowers citizens and creates jobs. The freelance economy also attracts populations that have been disadvantaged in the labor market, such as millions of opportunity youth and long-term unemployed workers aged 50 and older.

Participants in this session will:

  • Explore what work will look like in the years to come and how to prepare for jobs of the future.
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities that the evolving freelance economy presents.
  • Use the growing U.S. freelance economy as a case study in understanding how work is changing.

MODERATOR:

  • Bruce Reed, Co-Founder and CEO, Civic

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Matthew Bishop, Senior editor, The Economist Group
  • Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Sama and Lxmi
  • Kim Rubey, Global Head of Philathropy and Social Good, Airbnb

Elephants Action Network: Impact through Collaborative Conservation
LOCATION: Liberty 4

Established in 2013, the Elephants Action Network (EAN) was created in response to a sweeping poaching crisis that, without strategic intervention, may render African elephants extinct within the next decade. Through the EAN, the CGI community has collectively mobilized against the killing of elephants, the trafficking of tusks, and the demand for ivory products. These efforts have thoughtfully approached the economic, environmental, and security challenges associated with wildlife trafficking and consistently targeted long-term impact. EAN Commitments to Action have deployed a wide array of approaches to support elephant conservation, from significant expansion of critical habitats to the bolstering of law enforcement capabilities and demand reduction initiatives.

Members of the CGI EAN community will celebrate the landmark accomplishments and successful commitments within the three pillars of the Elephants Action Network, as well as:

  • Discuss past challenges and successes for the EAN community.
  • Explore best practices for engaging stakeholders across sectors in elephant conservation and anti-ivory trafficking initiatives.
  • Identify a new structure for the Action Network beginning in 2017, as well as priority areas that can be maximized via the EAN’s approach and model beyond the 2016 Annual Meeting.

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION: Imagine All the People
ACCESS: Open Press
PRE-SET: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom
*Will also be webcast live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org/

Imagine that you were born in the midst of a civil war, into bonded labor, or an overcrowded refugee camp. Imagine how the circumstances of your birth—your zip code, gender, or ethnicity—would severely restrict your opportunities. For too many this is not imagined, but a reality. As CGI members, we seek to create unrestricted opportunities for all. To succeed, we must imagine ourselves as others—internalizing the challenges facing people who are born into circumstances different from our own. We must commit our hearts and minds to effective empathy, cooperation, and action to create peace and prosperity for people everywhere. This session will explore the nature and science of empathy and imagine how each of us can apply it to our own work and lives.

REMARKS:

  • Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Donnel Baird, Chief Executive Officer, BlocPower

Panel Discussion:

MODERATOR:

  • Uzodinma Iwealea, CEO, Editor-in-Chief, and Co-founder, Ventures Africa Magazine

Participants:

  • Ben Affleck, Actor, Filmmaker and Founder, Eastern Congo Initiative
  • Chouchou Namegabe, Founding Member, South Kivu Women’s Media Association

About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.​

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