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NEW YORK, Sep. 25 /CSRwire/ – This CSRWire press release was originally posted: Sep 25, 2013 – 12:29 PM EST
by Heather Shapter
I opened my twitter account to be greeted by Eva Langoria sharing her excitement about being with us at the third meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America. It was Thursday morning, June 13th, 2013. I found myself sitting at the opening plenary session of CGI America in Chicago, Illinois, joined by nearly 1,000 business, government, and civil society leaders dedicated to boosting economic recovery and the long-term competitiveness of the United States.
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 innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which have improved the lives of over 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at more than $73.1 billion. Continue Reading →