Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainable Development

Invited to Participate in Prestigious National CGI America Conference

May 20, 2013 at 9:44 AM

  • Congratulations to Short Enterprises Principal/Partner W. Michael Short on being invited to participate in this years prestigious CGI America Conference in June. Short will participate in the Community Investing Working Group, titled "Catalyzing the Next Generation of Community Development Finance." 
  • This Working Group will bring together mainstream investors and national and community financial institutions with foundations, nonprofits, and government representatives to identify actionable approaches that can transform and catalyze the community investing market. Specifically, participants will focus on strategies to accelerate the development and deployment of investment products and platforms, improve industry education, and advance systems to scale successful and integrated community development programs.
  • Traditional community development finance tools are increasingly outdated and insufficient in addressing the critical needs of many moderate- and low-income communities. Innovative investment approaches will help build community programs that grow local economies, promote thriving neighborhoods, and present investors with expanded opportunities for financial and social returns.

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President Clinton Announces Program for Third Annual Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America 

Nearly 1,000 leaders from business, government, and civil society to gather June 13-14 in Chicago to take action on accelerating economic recovery and promoting long-term competitiveness of the United States

Featured participants include Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State; Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey; Jacob J. Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Rahm Emanuel, mayor, City of Chicago; Scott Smith, mayor, City of Mesa, Az.; Chelsea Clinton, board member, Clinton Foundation; Audrey Choi, managing director, Morgan Stanley; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Jim Gibbons, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc.; Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and CEO, Commonwealth Edison; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, president, and CEO, Chobani, Inc.; Jessica Jackley, venture partner, the Collaborative Fund; Eva Longoria, founder, the Eva Longoria Foundation; Janet Murguía, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; and Lucien Vattel, chief executive officer, GameDesk

“Leaders from all sectors of society will gather at CGI America to design and implement plans to boost our economy and improve the education and training of our workforce,” said President Clinton. “Commitments made since the first CGI America meeting in 2011, when fully implemented, will create or fill thousands of jobs, provide millions of dollars in investments in small- or medium-sized enterprises, and increase access to STEM education to students across America. I look forward to seeing what this year’s meeting will produce and I’m thrilled that Hillary will be participating in CGI America for the first time.”

President Clinton will host the annual working meeting and encourage leaders to collaborate across sectors to create Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address some of the United States’ most pressing challenges to economic recovery and long-term competitiveness, such as increasing employment, advancing access to education and skills development, strengthening infrastructure and energy security, and promoting business growth and innovation. Since its first meeting,CGI America participants have made more than 211 commitments valued at $13.6 billion when fully funded and implemented.

Featured participants at the 2013 CGI America meeting include Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State; Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey; Jacob J. Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Rahm Emanuel, mayor, City of Chicago; Scott Smith, mayor, City of Mesa, Az.; Chelsea Clinton, board member, Clinton Foundation; Audrey Choi, managing director, Morgan Stanley; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Jim Gibbons, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc.; Anne R. Pramaggiore, president and CEO, Commonwealth Edison; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, president, and CEO, Chobani, Inc.;Jessica Jackley, venture partner, the Collaborative Fund; Eva Longoria, founder, the Eva Longoria Foundation; Janet Murguía, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; and Lucien Vattel, chief executive officer, GameDesk

Over two days, leading entrepreneurs and internationally recognized thought leaders will participate in sessions that address Infrastructure Financing for Cities, Renewable & Distributed Energy, Community Investing, Early Childhood Education, Financial Inclusion, High-Growth Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing, Reconnecting Youth, Residential Energy Efficiency, Small Business, STEM Education, and Workforce Development.

For more information, including the full program, visit cgiamerica.org. Follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative for meeting news and highlights. The event hashtag is #CGIAmerica.

Media registration is now open and press planning to cover must be credentialed by the Clinton Global Initiative. To apply, please complete the form at: cgilink.org/17T5nSR. The deadline to apply is June 10. If you have any questions, please contactpress@clintonglobalinitiative.org or visit press.clintonglobalinitiative.org/cgiamerica.

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About CGI America

  • The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 211 commitments valued at $13.6 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org.
  • CGI also convenes an Annual Meeting, which brings together global leaders to take action and create positive social change, CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in Latin America and around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

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