Turning Ideas Into Action

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders to drive action through its unique model. Since 2005, CGI members have made more than 2,500 Commitments to Action, improving the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

The CGI Model

CGI drives action among its members in the following four ways:

  • Inspiration:

    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.

  • Networking:

    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.

  • Knowledge Building:

    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.

  • Collaboration:

    The CGI environment creates and supports partnerships. Some develop organically from networking, while others grow through issue-specific member gatherings or CGI staff facilitation. Spurred by a collective sense of urgency and shared responsibility, CGI members collaborate to best leverage their unprecedented combination of influence, expertise, and passion.


Commitments To Action

CGI member commitments represent bold new ways to address global challenges – implemented through new methods of partnership and designed to maximize impact. Commitments can be small or large, global or local. No matter the size or scope, commitments help CGI members translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results.


How does an organization become a member?

Participation is by invitation only. If your organization has not received an invitation and would like to be considered, please click here and complete the membership inquiry form.

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