The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative is to turn ideas into action.
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 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
which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and make effective and measurable Commitments to Action.
THE CGI MODEL DRIVES ACTION AMONG ITS MEMBERS IN THE FOLLOWING FOUR WAYS:
In the CGI community, today's foremost thinkers meet tomorrow's groundbreaking solutions. Thought leaders and visionaries push the conversation forward, inspiring all members to be creative and innovative in their collective action.
The diverse CGI membership offers a unique opportunity to interact with individuals across multiple sectors and industries. Members include CEOs of the world’s largest companies, leading NGOs and foundations, government representatives, and prominent philanthropists.
At CGI, knowledge building creates the foundation for informed action. Industry leaders analyze their most effective programs, fresh voices put forth innovative approaches, and established experts debate different interventions. Members provide each other with a constant flow of new solutions and lessons learned.
Spurred by a collective sense of urgency and shared responsibility, CGI members collaborate to best leverage their resources and expertise. Some partnerships develop organically from networking, while others grow through issue-specific member gatherings or CGI staff facilitation.