Blogging From the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sixth Annual Meeting

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Blogging From the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sixth Annual Meeting

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) takes place in New York from September 21-23. Alice Korngold of Korngold Consulting LLC will blog about and from the annual meeting about NGOs and social enterprises with innovative solutions to global challenges, and the philanthropists and corporations who invest in them to make this world better. CGI's Annual Meeting brings together heads of state, government and business leaders, scholars, and NGO directors. Participants analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that enable them to create positive social change. 

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Refugees United, The Social Network That's More Important Than Facebook, Goes Mobile
Plenty of people use the power of the internet to trace and reconnect with old friends. Two brothers from Denmark, however, are working to harness that power for a greater social good. Christopher and David Mikkelsen founded Refugees United, an NGO that uses secure web and mobile technology to enable refugees to find loved ones throughout...
Sep 27, 2010 8:21 AM ET
CGI: Naked Sells
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Sep 23, 2010 4:43 PM ET
Five Innovators Heading to CGI: Naya Jeevan, A Doctor's Rx for Micro Insurance
“Excuse me, do you work with large clusters of marginalized low income populations?” Some of us arrived a day early for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sixth Annual Meeting. One reason to do that...
Sep 23, 2010 9:30 AM ET
CGI: Looking for a Partner: Must be Willing to Commit
Put a bunch of executives from different companies in a room to hatch plans, write checks, and plot how to move markets, and it’s a federal crime. Add some foundations, NGOs, and myriad worthy causes, and you’ve got the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The two watchwords of CGI are “partnership” and “commitment,”...
Sep 23, 2010 8:51 AM ET
CGI: Four Companies Paving the Way for Greener Transportation
Today, the future started to roll in. It parked on 7th Avenue.  We’ve been hearing about electric cars, alternative fuels, and the resurgence of biking for years. For the most part, though, that’s all we’ve been doing: hearing, not driving or plugging in or pedaling. In cynical moments, waiting for the transportation of the future can feel like waiting for the flying...
Sep 23, 2010 8:40 AM ET