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Clinton Global Initiative 2008

2008 ushers in the fourth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI),  bringing together global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion, and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations and prominent philanthropists. CGI is a forum for participants to develop and then implement workable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

UN  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates will join Queen Rania, Gordon Brown, Hamid Karzai, Al Gore, Barack Obama, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg, Lance Armstrong, Bono, Craig Barrett, and John Chambers as well many more leading CEOs and ver 50 Current and Former Heads of State

Clinton Global Initiative September 23th – 26th at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

2008 will focus on Education, Energy and Climate Change, Global Health, and Poverty Alleviation

Some advance news of the first GGI commitment for 2008.
First 2008 CGI Commitment

Corporate Responsibility Program; Visa; CGI Commitment 2008

Visa Inc.’s commitment is the first of 2008, initiating a new program of Corporate Social Responsibility with three pillars:

First,  upholding the highest ethical business practices and responsible operations

Second,playing a role in improving the well-being of individuals around the world, by working with leading humanitarian aid organizations that have the expertise and mission to help individuals in vulnerable communities

Third, through a combination of their payments expertise and focused philanthropic efforts, addressing the long-term challenge of poverty.

To these ends, Visa Inc. will fund and build projects that empower individuals from vulnerable communities to improve their lives with access to formal banking systems and financial services, and aid in promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. In doing so, Visa Inc. is committed to providing financial literacy to at least 10 million people over the next five years.

More to follow…

Source:  http://www.cgi.org

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Climate change petition from Al Gore

Below is a petition from Al Gore to support his address to the Conference for the adoption of a treaty to address global warming…

Dear Friend,

In Bali, Indonesia thousands of delegates from nearly 190 countries have gathered at the UN Conference on Climate Change. In ten days, I will address the conference to urge the adoption of a visionary new treaty to address global warming and I want to bring your voices with me.

Click here to sign my petition today and I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve:
http://climateprotect.org/standwithal

Together, we will call on the US government to assume a new leadership role in solving the climate crisis.

World leaders including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have all agreed to aggressively battle the climate crisis – yet our country still lags behind.

Over the next ten days, I would like you to help me get people from across the country to sign our message to the global community. We can demonstrate that the American people understand the immediacy of the climate crisis and want to work with the nations of the world to solve it. Time is short – we need to mobilize everyone to bring this message to Bali: http://climateprotect.org/standwithal

The American people want a visionary treaty to address climate change and for the US government to play a positive leadership role in its development.

Thank you,

Al Gore

P.S.After signing the petition, please urge your friends and family to sign the petition and join the movement. http://climateprotect.org/standwithal

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