Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative describes itself as ‘a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges’
The Clinton Global Initiative, launched by former President Bill Clinton a year ago, brings together global political and business leaders to seek solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
Former US President Bill Clinton’s global initiative conference wound up in New York with 215 commitments from companies, governments and non-profit groups totalling $7.3bn, nearly three times its inaugural 2005 level.
Sir Richard Branson, the flamboyant British entrepreneur, pledged to invest $3bn in profits from his transport businesses over the next decade to fight global warming.
Former President Bill Clinton secured nearly $2.1bn in commitments to tackle a variety of global problems. The pledges were made during the opening session of his second annual Global Initiative in New York.
Simple management measures to reduce waste and speed up disbursement could release an extra $10bn a year in international aid, according to a new study that calls for greater accountability and efficiency among donors and agencies.
A Silicon Valley venture capital fund pledged to back three new ventures to combat global infectious disease in a $200m investment vehicle it had previously created called the Pandemic Preparedness Fund.
The situation in the Middle East has become so bad that a fresh peace initiative is a strong likelihood within the next two months, Bill Clinton, the former US president, said in an interview with the Financial Times.
When Bill Clinton first ran for president in 1992 among the first things he did was sell Wall Street on his moderate credentials. The deep connections will be on display once again this week.
California launched an unusual legal offensive against six of the world’s biggest carmakers over the greenhouse gases emitted by their vehicles.
Chongming, an island at the mouth of the Yangtze river, has felt the impact of environmental degradation more than many places, as its population has doubled in 50 years and deforestation has silted up the river.