|Organization: The Clinton Global Initiative|
In 2005, President Clinton started the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in order to create a different kind of community built around the new realities of our modern world, where problem-solving requires the active partnership of government, business, and civil society. We’ve brought organizations with the resources to make a difference together with people who have the knowledge and experience to turn good ideas into action and to commit publicly to actually do something about them. Within our community - via our global network of activism - corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations combined their strengths and found entirely new approaches to old problems. This partnership model, which may seem self-evident today, was simply not how philanthropy and corporate responsibility worked over a decade ago. Today, members of CGI have made more than 3,500 commitments that are improving over 430 million lives in more than 180 countries. These projects will continue to make an impact around the world and the idea that working together beats going it alone has caught on well beyond our CGI community.