Agenda



 
Sponsor Topic Breakfast
 

7:45 AM -

 8:45 AM

 
 

Mobilizing Financial Resources in Times of Crisis

Hosted by: Western Union

When responding to natural disasters, political upheaval, and so-called "silent emergencies," organizations face multiple complex challenges. This session will explore best practices and innovative technologies for mobilizing financial resources, partner networks, and communities, while balancing rapid response with long-term rebuilding. Panelists will share a cross-sector and behind-the-scenes look at what happens in times of crisis, as well as hard-won lessons from their CGI commitments and field experiences from around the world.

Please note, doors will open and breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30AM.


Remarks:

Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Chief Communications Officer, The Western Union Company
Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, The Western Union Company

Moderator:

Alice Korngold, Chief Executive Officer, Korngold Consulting

Participants:

Patrick Gaston, President, Western Union Foundation, The Western Union Company
John Ging, Director, Operational Division, OCHA
Carolyn S. Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children US
Andrea Herz Payne, Founder and Chair of the Board, Aid Still Required


 
 
Plenary Session
 

9:00 AM -

 10:00 AM

 
 

Women Decision-Makers in the Global Economy

Investing in women’s employment yields significant gains in the health and education of children, in the prosperity of businesses, and in the economy overall. Despite this, major barriers to entry still exist at all levels—whether women are trying to create small- and medium-sized businesses to compete in the global marketplace, progress as employees in bigger companies, or access the highest level positions in business and finance.

In this session, key leaders from across sectors will share HOW members can:

• support women in overcoming the barriers that limit their access to decision-making positions, whether it is as small business owners or as board members
• discuss whether imposing quotas yields positive results for women, for companies’ profitability, and the economy overall


Remarks:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State of the United States

Moderator:

Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Participants:

Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi , Minister, International Cooperation and Development in the United Arab Emirates
Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
Halla Tomasdottir, Founder and Chair, Sisters Capital


 
 
Breakout Sessions
 

10:30 AM -

 12:00 PM

 
 

CGI Conversations hosted by CNN's Piers Morgan

Mobilizing Youth Around the World

Session Features:  Filmed for Broadcast  •   Panel

Approximately 75 million youth around the world are unemployed, and are three times as likely as their parents to be out of work. In Brazil, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, more than half of all employers are unable to find enough skilled entry-level workers. Youth around the globe must be provided the opportunities to attain life skills, careers, and civic responsibility, not only to build brighter futures for themselves, but to become powerful forces for positive change.

Filmed by CGI’s 2013 broadcast partner CNN and moderated by host Piers Morgan, panelists in this session will examine:

• how businesses, civil society, and governments can help connect education and workforce training to job opportunities and entrepreneurship
• how community programs can equip disconnected youth with the skills and professional connections needed to take part in the global economy
• how ICT solutions and social media can inspire young people to further participate in political and social processes

To ensure your place in this session, please arrive in the room by the scheduled start time. Once taping begins, the doors must remain closed and entry will no longer be permitted.


Moderator:

Piers Morgan, Host, CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight

Participants:

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist
Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Peggy Mativo, Founder and Executive Director, PACEmaker International

Expanding Cross-Sector Coordination in Haiti

Session Features:  Moderated Discussion  •   Panel

In 2008, President Clinton issued a call to action to address the pressing challenges Haiti faced in the aftermath of four devastating hurricanes. Now in its fifth year, the Haiti Action Network has galvanized more than 100 commitments focused on Haiti, valued at $330 million when fully funded and implemented. Along the way, the Haiti Action Network has become a model for commitment progress, and has proven the effectiveness of CGI’s Action Networks in driving actionable results in specific focus areas.

This session will explore key successes and challenges within the Action Network to date, as well as include a high-level panel discussion that explores cross-sector coordination in the country. As Haiti focuses on its strategic priorities for the rebuilding and revitalization of its public institutions, this collaboration between sectors is essential to address large-scale issues such as education, investment in girls and women, reforestation, and disaster prevention.


Remarks:

Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti

Moderator:

Kathleen Matthews, Executive Vice President and Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Marriott International

Participants:

Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel
Sean Penn, Ambassador-at-Large, Republic of Haiti, Founder, J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Danielle Saint-Lot, Ambassador-at-Large, Republic of Haiti, Co-founder, Femmes en Démocratie

Mobilizing the Low-Carbon Economy

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

Promoting a low-carbon economy offers the enticing prospect of achieving long-term economic growth, job creation, and environmental conservation. Despite this potential, the transition to new green business models, clean power sources, and energy-efficient facilities involves navigating a host of financial, regulatory, and operational hurdles that favor the status quo.

This session will examine cross-cutting approaches and key learnings from existing CGI commitments, this session by exploring HOW members can:

• build the business case for the low-carbon economy
• expand the adoption of renewables and energy efficiency solutions through cross-sector coalitions, creating high-quality jobs in the process


Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting

Participants:

Feng An, President, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation
Robert Metzke, Senior Director Group Strategy & Alliances, Philips
Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation, Wyndham Worldwide


 
 
Small Group Discussions
 

10:30 AM -

 12:00 PM

 
 

Achieving Financial Inclusion for the Next Billion

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

With over two billion of the world’s poor still lacking access to financial services, new and inventive solutions are required to achieve their full financial inclusion. Significant gaps remain in access to credit, savings, and insurance products, as well as the financial capability programs needed to enhance the impact of available or new services for women, youth, the extreme poor, and small- and medium-sized businesses.

In this session, members will share how they are innovating financial products and services, as well as using technological platforms, to reach those populations with little or no access. Members will discuss how partnerships can support scaling the delivery of these services to new markets, and strengthening the infrastructure of the un- and under-financed.


Moderator:

Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women's World Banking

Participants:

Michael Schlein, President and CEO, ACCION
Premal Shah, Co-founder and President, Kiva.org

Human Trafficking: Sporting Events as Opportunities for Advocacy

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

The relationship between large sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, and human trafficking is twofold: while these events offer the opportunity to engage and educate large-scale audiences, some experts believe they correlate with a rise in human trafficking. This is supported by survivor testimonials, as well as FBI reports citing significant increases in online ads for young girls around the timing of these events. As those in the New York and New Jersey regions prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII, interventions and services focused on prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation must be strategically enhanced and expanded. In addition, the event offers the opportunity to increase public awareness and policy engagement around the issue of trafficking.

This session will explore how members can work together in the months before the Super Bowl to raise general awareness, and to guide the business sector, state and local governments, and local NGOs to identify ways to provide comprehensive victim services that will last well beyond the event.


Moderator:

Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Participants:

Todd Park, Assistant to the President and United States Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Daniel Steele, Sergeant, Denver Police Department

Making the Case for Environmental and Sustainability Education

Session Features:  Commitment Development  •   Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

The increased rate of environmental degradation and the onset of climate change will generate new challenges that can only be addressed by an informed and educated global population. This requires engaging today’s youth in innovative ways, addressing the underlying reasons for their environmental disinterest. CGI members are tackling this issue through a variety of methods, including: integrating environmental sustainability into the required curriculum for children; promoting environmental service learning and experiential education; developing university programs that incorporate environmental sustainability and human health into their core work; and expanding the scope of natural science in STEM education at higher academic levels.

This session will explore how CGI members at the intersection of nature and education are innovating environmental and sustainability education through new and current CGI Commitments to Action.


Remarks:

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator:

Leesa Carter, Executive Director, Captain Planet Foundation

Participants:

Patrick J. Bergin, Chief Executive Officer, African Wildlife Foundation
Katie Isaak Ginsberg, Founder and Executive Director, Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
Jose Zaglul, President, EARTH University

Myanmar: A Frontier for Inclusive Growth

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Networking  •   Interactive

As it opens its borders, Myanmar has captured the international community’s attention as an increasingly critical actor in Southeast Asia and the most exciting frontier market in the world. With a population of 60 million, the country has the potential to quadruple the size of its economy by 2030. However, in order to realize this growth, solutions to a broad set of challenges in the country must be developed and implemented. Investments are required in energy, telecommunications, transportation infrastructure, education and workforce development, public health, and economic development.

This session will serve as an opportunity for members representing corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and social enterprises to explore strategies for responsible and inclusive investment in the social and economic development of the country.


Remarks:

Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Quartet Representative to the Middle East
Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Moderator:

John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress

Strategies for Improving Global Mental Health

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

According to the World Health Organization, more than 20 percent of the global population will develop a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. Mental health conditions account for 13 percent of the global burden of disease and 31 percent of years lived with disability. While it has often been stigmatized, misunderstood, and overlooked, mental health is an integral component of human health and is key to economic productivity and development.

In this session, members will explore ways to integrate mental health and psychosocial support into global health systems, challenge existing stigmas, and raise local and global awareness of this vital issue.


Moderator:

Stephen Alderman, Co-founder, Peter C. Alderman Foundation

Participants:

Anita Asiimwe, Minister of State, Public Health and Primary Health, Rwanda
Alice Johnson, Clinical Mentor, Last Mile Health


 
 
Lunch Plenary Session
 

12:30 PM -

 1:30 PM

 
 

Vital Resources: Doing More with Less

By 2030, energy demand worldwide is forecasted to increase by 50 percent, while more than two-thirds of the world’s population may face serious water shortages. The essential natural resources that provide heat, light, food, and income to the global population are threatened by long-term demographic and development trends. Individuals, communities, and businesses around the world can work together to bridge the gap in supply and demand for nature’s services.

In this session, key leaders from across sectors will share HOW members can:

• adopt systemic approaches that improve economic and environmental outcomes throughout global value chains
• cooperate across industries to create new markets and cut costs by repurposing waste and adopting clean energy solutions
• build cross-sector partnerships that enable companies, governments, and civil society to overcome short-term pressures and account for nature’s true economic and social value


Moderator:

Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor, TIME

Participants:

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Wanjira Mathai, Director and Project Leader, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies
Bill McDermott, Co-chief Executive Officer, SAP AG
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank


 
 
Breakout Sessions
 

2:00 PM -

 3:30 PM

 
 

CGI Conversations hosted by CNN's Fareed Zakaria

Creating Long-term Value in Emerging Markets

Session Features:  Filmed for Broadcast  •   Panel

In 2013, emerging markets account for more than half of GDP’s around the world in terms of purchasing power, up from less than one third in 1990. While their rapid, double-digit growth has lifted millions out of poverty and created new markets for global businesses, it has slowed to a more moderate five percent in the past four years. By discussing the causes and consequences of these changes—and defining the tools and strategies needed to maximize sustainable growth for an ever-increasing global population—members can harness the ongoing potential of these economies.

Filmed by CGI’s 2013 broadcast partner CNN and moderated by host Fareed Zakaria, panelists in this session will examine:

• how various financial products can lead to a more inclusive economy in emerging markets, resulting in greater growth opportunities for investors
• how social and environmental principles influence business and investment decisions in these markets, given the socio-economic and environmental shifts associated with rapid development
• how financial instruments can incentivize or allow for long-term investment, as emerging economies continue to grow

To ensure your place in this session, please arrive in the room by the scheduled start time. Once taping begins, the doors must remain closed and entry will no longer be permitted.


Moderator:

Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN-GPS

Participants:

Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel
Jim Rogers, Chairman of the Board, Duke Energy Corporation

How can communities in informal urban settlements be part of the solution?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

The World Health Organization estimates that of the total global population, approximately 1 billion people live in informal urban settlements. These areas have developed as a consequence of the rapid urban growth experienced in many developing countries, and often suffer from lack of public services, leading to higher crime rates, poor sanitation and water infrastructure, and higher exposure to health risks. Informal settlements are prevalent in Pakistan for example, where over 48 percent of the urban population lives in slums, and are exemplified by the favelas in Brazil. Despite these challenges, unlocking the economic and human capacity of these communities can have powerful and positive effects globally. Brazil’s favelas have an economy valued at $25.8 billion—with Rio de Janeiro’s alone being valued at $6 billion—and contain a rapidly growing middle class with significant purchasing power. Efforts being made to harness this potential in Brazil, Pakistan, and Venezuela can be scaled and replicated in other major cities across the world.

This interactive session will mobilize members to brainstorm new solutions and actionable next steps, by exploring HOW they can:

• redesign informal urban settlements to promote the social and economic well-being of inhabitants
• engage the private sector in redevelopment efforts
• encourage local entrepreneurs to create services and opportunities for their communities in informal urban settlements


Remarks:

Jawad Aslam, Founder and CEO, Ansaar Management Company
Alfredo Brillembourg, Founder, Urban-Think Tank

Moderator:

Pam Scott, Founder, The Curious Company
Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead and Executive Director, IDEO.org

Lessons from the Front Lines of Women's Leadership

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

Building on the plenary session topic "Women Decision Makers in the Global Economy," advancing women’s participation in business and community roles yields substantial economic and social benefits. Securing the right skills and guidance play a key part in expanding and maximizing girls and women’s leadership opportunities, and subsequently their contributions to broader society.

This session will examine cross-cutting approaches and key learnings from existing CGI commitments, this session by exploring HOW members can:

• create training and mentorship programs that support the empowerment of girls and women, by preparing them for employment and entrepreneurship
• implement measures to ensure that successful women employees are provided the support and resources to reach the highest positions of management


Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting

Participants:

Fezile Ngcobo, Youth Representative, Organization World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
Kate Hudson, Award-Winning Actress, Ann Taylor Brand Ambassador; ANNpower Advisory Council Member
Kay Krill, President and CEO, ANN INC.
Eduardo Martinez, President, The UPS Foundation
Monica Mishra, 2012 ANNpower Fellow, ANN INC.


 
 
Small Group Discussions
 

2:00 PM -

 3:30 PM

 
 

Business Leadership in Global Education

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

Global businesses have strong incentives for deeper engagement in education. The case for greater private sector involvement in education is threefold: to sell products and services in a growing global education market; to build market intelligence and develop relationships with key stakeholders; and to improve the training of top talent from emerging economies. In pursuit of these objectives, companies will play a critical role in transforming education systems and ensuring their relevancy for the 21st century.

Members in this session will highlight business opportunities that improve the quality of learning, and identify topical and geographic focus areas that drive revenue and result in improved educational outcomes.


Moderator:

Sarah Brown, Founding Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education

Participants:

Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO Discovery Education, Discovery Communications Inc.
Mona Mourshed, Director, McKinsey & Company

Making Markets Work for Health

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

The non-profit and public sectors have traditionally helped to close gaps left open by market failures in health care delivery. But when the public sector and philanthropy fail, innovative market-based models can drive public health outcomes in a variety of new ways. These models can take the shape of a social or development impact bond; a novel product development partnership or commercialization scheme; a blended capital approach to drug and vaccine R&D; or a micro-finance, franchise, or insurance solution. Leveraging markets can potentially take philanthropic and public dollars exponentially further, properly align incentives, and greatly improve the efficiency and efficacy of programs over time.

In this session, members will examine the mechanics of a series of modern market-based health commitment models, testing and challenging each to demonstrate how new market-based solutions are poised to strengthen, and even transform, modern health programs.


Moderator:

Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH

Participants:

Sherwin Charles, Director, Nandos
Saundra Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer, WomanCare Global
Kari Stoever, Vice President, External Affairs, Aeras

The CGI Ocean Action Network

Session Features:  Networking  •   Interactive

Coastal and marine ecosystems are critical resources for over a billion people across the globe, yet the current rate of decline in the health of the world’s oceans is unprecedented. Scaling and replicating successful ocean conservation and fisheries management efforts is critically needed to protect ocean systems over the long-term. Throughout 2013, CGI members have convened regularly to discuss issues related to this challenge, including: coastal fisheries management, ecosystem protection, market-based solutions, the role of private industry in ocean health, and the interdependencies between human well-being and ocean health.

In 2014, the CGI Ocean Action Network will be established to continue the momentum of existing efforts, with the goal of creating a strong ocean community able to more cohesively take on the issues facing our oceans. This session will explore the work of corporate, NGO, government, and foundation members in 2013 and how to best use the Ocean Action Network to build on and expand these efforts in 2014.


Remarks:

María José González, Executive Director, Mesoamerican Reef Fund
James G. Hnat, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, JetBlue Airways Corporation
Chris Lischewski, President and CEO, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC.


 
 
Breakout Sessions
 

4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM

 
 

CGI Conversations hosted by CNN's Fareed Zakaria

Building Resilient Cities and Coasts

Session Features:  Filmed for Broadcast  •   Panel

Often ecologically fragile, geographically exposed, and densely populated, cities and coasts across the world remain at the forefront of the climate change crisis. From Jakarta’s 10 million inhabitants to the 235,000 residents living less than five feet from New Jersey’s high tide line, few people are protected from increasingly frequent—and increasingly deadly—climate-related events. Determining how organizations, governments, and businesses can best plan, adopt, and fund risk mitigation and coordinated response strategies to build resilient cities is an urgent global priority.

Filmed by CGI’s 2013 broadcast partner CNN and moderated by host Fareed Zakaria, panelists in this session will examine:

• how to mobilize stakeholders to design resilient communities that are better equipped to safeguard local economies and global supply chains
• how to best manage climate change-related risks and resources
• how to prioritize development investment structures that maximize resiliency

To ensure your place in this session, please arrive in the room by the scheduled start time. Once taping begins, the doors must remain closed and entry will no longer be permitted.


Moderator:

Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN-GPS

Participants:

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Delivering Products and Services to the Next Two Billion

Session Features:  Commitment Case Studies  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

Emerging markets and low-income populations offer attractive business prospects, especially in challenging economic times. However, infrastructure challenges obstruct the distribution of products and vital services like health care, water, and electricity to rural and remote communities. Improving roads and mobile network coverage, for example, and creating inclusive distribution channels that account for local market characteristics can expand access to a potential two billion new consumers.

This session will examine cross-cutting approaches and key learnings from existing CGI commitments, this session by exploring HOW members can:

• replicate innovative methods that apply proven distribution models to remote and rural areas
• leverage the unique skill sets of local populations in distribution channels
• create a cycle of economic opportunity through community engagement, ensuring investments pay off in the long-term


Moderator:

Alexander Grashow, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Grashow Consulting

Participants:

Gary M. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
Satyan Mishra, Co-founder, Drishtee
Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

How can we support youth entrepreneurship across the world?

Session Features:  Designing Ideas  •   Interactive  •   Group Discussion

Globally, an estimated 75 million or 13 percent of young people are currently unemployed; in the Middle East and North Africa, this percentage is estimated at 25 percent. 85 percent of jobs are created by small and medium-sized enterprises, making entrepreneurship essential to improving the economy, as well as empowering youth and driving creativity.

This interactive session will mobilize members to brainstorm new solutions and actionable next steps, by exploring HOW they can:

• improve youth access to mentorship, technology, and business education
• guide youth in unlocking financing and overcoming risk aversion
• connect young entrepreneurs with global networks and markets


Remarks:

Barbara Pierce Bush, Co-founder and CEO, Global Health Corps
Travis Montaque, Founder and CEO, Splyst LLC
Soraya Salti, President and CEO of Middle East and North Africa, Junior Achievement Worldwide, INJAZ Al-Arab
Amy J. Stursberg, Executive Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Moderator:

Gabe Kleinman, Systems Design Portfolio Lead, IDEO
Sandy Speicher, Associate Partner and Education Lead, IDEO


 
 
Small Group Discussions
 

4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM

 
 

Democratic Republic of the Congo Action Network: Unlocking Educational Opportunities

Session Features:  Networking  •   Interactive

Approximately seven million children are out of school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and while the eastern region faces an ongoing threat of instability, girls are especially vulnerable across the country. Fortunately, the Congolese government has recently doubled the percentage of the national budget allocated to education. After more than 15 years of conflict, investing in education will be a key component to addressing both economic and social development challenges. Capitalizing on the prioritization of education will require the development of strategic partnerships across all sectors.

This session will build on an ongoing conversation in the DRC Action Network, offering an opportunity for members to learn about current educational investments and identify how partnerships can address current challenges while furthering educational goals in the DRC.


Moderator:

Carol Bellamy, Chair, International Baccalaureate

Participants:

Joseph Munyambanza, Co-founder and Education Director, COBURWAS/CIYOTA
Maker Famba Mwangu, Minister of Education, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Part of the Solution: The Role of Men in Ending Violence Against Women

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

From Delhi to Cairo, and from South Africa to Ohio, a series of increasingly shocking acts of violence against women have drawn unprecedented attention and outrage worldwide. Journalists, activists, and other influencers have made it clear that all such incidents, no matter how varied in degree or circumstance, are representative of a shared global problem. More and more frequently, the men who are joining women in the effort to end these violent acts are recognizing their role as part of the solution.

Members in this session will engage with a panel of high profile men who will share their own journeys, and more broadly, the need for men to be more actively engaged in ending violence against women. The session will include an exploration of the concrete initiatives and campaigns that are already driving this change.


Moderator:

Mallika Dutt, President and CEO, Breakthrough

Participants:

Gary Barker, International Director, Promundo
Carlos Andrés Gómez, Poet, Actor and Author
Don McPherson, President, Don McPherson Enterprises, LLC

Protecting the Earth: Species and Habitats in Peril

Session Features:  Collective Strategies  •   Interactive

As urban growth and economic development expand across the globe, the natural environment is becoming increasingly fragmented and degraded, losing its ability to support plant and animal wildlife biodiversity. Habitat destruction is often coupled with socioeconomic hardship and political unrest, encouraging vulnerable communities to further deteriorate their environment for short-term economic gain. To address these issues, creative habitat and wildlife conservation tools must be mainstreamed, and the socioeconomic drivers of habitat destruction must be challenged.

Participants in this session—representing the private sector, NGOs, government, and foundations—will explore conservation strategies that protect critical habitats and safeguard biological diversity, while also promoting sound economic development and human well-being.


Moderator:

Sarah Otterstrom, Executive Director, Paso Pacifico

Participants:

Cecilia Escarra, Executive Director, The PRASAD Project
Sean Gerrity, President, American Prairie Reserve


 
 
Clinton Global Citizen Awards
 

7:00 PM -

 10:00 PM

 
 

Clinton Global Citizen Awards Dinner

Hosted by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards honor outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. Guests will take in the exclusive awards ceremony and live entertainment while enjoying a seated dinner.

Alternatively, members can register for the viewing reception. Pre-registration is required for both events.


 

7:45 PM -

 10:00 PM

 
 

The Clinton Global Citizen Awards Viewing Reception

At this exclusive networking reception, CGI members and special guests have the opportunity to enjoy music, cocktails, and tasting stations from some of New York’s top restaurants. Guests can watch the awards ceremony streamed live and celebrate the extraordinary 2013 honorees.

Alternatively, members can register for the seated awards dinner. Pre-registration is required for both events.

Click Here to learn more about the Clinton Global Citizen Awards »