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…