The Clinton Global Initiative aims to bring together global leaders to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Financial Times, as the sole media sponsor of the CGI, will feature enhanced coverage from the meeting in New York

Selected highlights from this year’s agenda:

Wednesday September 26

The opening session, chaired by Bill Clinton, examines the need for global action. Joining Mr Clinton will be Desmond Tutu, Robert Zoellick, Felipe Calderon, and Lee Scott, Walmart chief executive.

This will be followed by working sessions on education for girls; business/energy and climate change; maternal and newborn health; job creation/poverty alleviation; vulnerable children; protecting tropical rainforests; vaccine innovation and access; and public private partnerships.

A plenary session then looks at education in post-conflict situations, with Mohameed Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan education minister, and Angelina Jolie.

Thursday September 27

A plenary on economic growth in the face of resource scarcity and climate change features Tony Blair, Hank Paulson and Gro Harlem Brundtland.

Working sessions follow on stabilising the climate; tackling drug resistance; emerging from crisis; and investing in the future.

A plenary on Latin America and the pressures of globalisation features Nestor Kirchner, Argentinian president.

Working sessions follow on a range of topics including brain drain; expanding clean energy around the world; strengthening health systems; and women as leaders of change.

Another plenary looks at expanding profitability while confronting global challenges with Indra Nooyi chairman of Pepsico and Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon energy.

Friday September 28

Final day sessions look at promoting growth and fairness; green building; nutrition; and filling the financing gap

A plenary featuring Muhummad Yunus, managing director of Grameen Bank, looks at successful models for sustainable development.

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