Clinton Global Initiative


  • Still 'God's work'? Blankfein defends Goldman Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein came out in defense of capitalism as well as bonuses after it received government aid during the financial crisis.

  • Wave of entrepreneurialism  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

    From the Clinton Global Initiative, Maria Bartiromo discusses the key to entrepreneurialism -- a focus on education and technology.

  • The changing global landscape  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Tony James of Blackstone

    From the Clinton Global Initiative, Maria Bartiromo discusses global opportunities and regulation with Peter Sands, Tony James and Ricardo Salinas.

  • Health care is the economy, Obama insists Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    "It's important to remember that health care is the economy. ... The idea that we can separate out the two is a fantasy," Obama said.

  • Bill Gates’ riskiest project: Fixing education Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Bill Gates

    How tough is it to reform education in the U.S.? Tougher than ridding the world of polio, according to Bill Gates.

  • Bono does Clinton, so Clinton does Bono back Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Bono and former President Bill Clinton impersonate each other at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    President, meet rock star. Rock star, meet president. Now, impersonate each other.

  • Hear Bono's dead-on Bill Clinton impression Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Bono stole the stage with his Bill Clinton impression ahead of a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    In today's Lunch Break TV, U2 frontman Bono does a great impression of former President Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative event.

  • Bono defends Ireland and its low taxes Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
    Bono participates on a panel discussing Mobilizing for Impact at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    On stage at the morning Clinton Global Initiative panel, Bono stepped in to defend Ireland's low corporate taxes.

  • Clinton Initiative is 'mobilizing for impact' Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    Former president Bill Clinton moderates a panel on Mobilizing for Impact at CGI on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York.

    With appearances by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Bono and Bill Gates, the Clinton Global Initiative hopes to leave a lasting impression on the world.

  • 17 years until Earth is tapped dry? Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    A child drinks water from a WASA run tube well, at a slum in Rayer Bazaar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Meeting of the minds: CEOs at the Clinton Global Initiative discuss the world's sustainable future.

About Clinton Global Initiative

  • CGI convenes global leaders to find solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Its annual meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of CEOs and major philanthropists.

CGI 2012

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."

  • Former US President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2008 in New York.

    Not long ago, most American companies were urged by the U.S. government to avoid doing business with Libya. It was a pariah state, a sponsor of terrorism, a sworn enemy of the West. But former President Bill Clinton asked the chief executive of Wal-Mart if he would open a store in Libya.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Free-market types will urge freer markets, even when these take the form of the kind of corrupt privatization that gave rise to Russia's oligarchs. And the Obama administration, well, it thinks the wealthy need to be taxed more — everywhere.

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