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ContributorsLeela StakeLeela is a director who helps businesses innovate, collaborate and communicate to be more successful. She’s based in San Francisco, has worked in six Asian countries and is interested in the relationship between long-term business success and community prosperity.Laura PalantoneLaura is a member of our corporate communications team and is based in New York.James RobinsonJames is a director who brings ten years of experience working on CR strategy and communications in New York, Beijing, and Jakarta. He looks at how CR is employed as part of broader business strategy and has a particular interest in the evolving role of technology and innovation in managing social and environmental issues.Julie JackA director in APCO's New York office, Julie works on corporate responsibility with a focus on business strategy and emerging issues and trends. Her currents interests and work focus on sustainable agriculture and supply chain management, the integration of CR and financial communications, and CR in the consumer goods space.Ellen MignoniEllen is a senior director and helped build APCO’s global corporate responsibility practice. She works primarily with APCO’s corporate clients on business alignment and corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and partnership development, and communication and outreach.
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Tag Archives: CGI
This year marks the eighth Clinton Global Initiative* (CGI) Annual Meeting, where movers and shakers from around the world come together in New York to make commitments and address some of the greatest enduring challenges. Among its many successes, CGI has helped elevate girls and women to the world stage through featured programming for several years. Never before with such consistency and depth has such a major global platform put the spotlight on the needs and opportunities facing girls and women today. Leaders from Michelle Bachelet to Queen Rania have come together at CGI to raise awareness, launch new programs and celebrate successes.
Posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 By Leela Stake
“Jobs, jobs, jobs.” That was the message President William J. Clinton took to the airwaves with on Sunday morning to preview the agenda of the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting which kicks-off on Tuesday. Yet again, CGI has attracted a stellar line-up of participants, who will spend the next three days formulating plans to address global unemployment, putting forward ideas to drive more sustainable consumption and continuing to focus on unleashing the potential of girls and women in places where they remain excluded or marginalized.
Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 By James Robinson
Empowerment of women and girls was one of the major themes at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting and it has been truly inspiring to see the number of commitments being made in this area, the extraordinary results being achieved by women leaders and innovators around the world, and the strong commitment and involvement [...]
Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 By Rachel Thompson
Yes, there was Ashton and Demi. Ben Stiller made us laugh. The President and First Lady inspired us. But what really blew me away was that CGI closed yesterday with astounding metrics of impact and change. Since CGI’s inception, it has been about demonstrating progress and making lasting impact. Though it is sometimes lost in [...]
Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 By Aman Battish
Technology—especially mobile technology—has been a pervasive theme of CGI 2010. Most people recognize the tremendous power of technology to help connect people with each other and to useful information. Yesterday an interesting commitment was announced by Refugees United, Ericsson, and Delta Partners that typified this kind of application. Their new mobile phone application will help refugees locate their [...]
Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 By James Robinson
Even after my third year at CGI, it still inspires and excites me. The energy in the halls yesterday was electric (solar powered, of course). So many great ideas and great minds in one place. My pick for today is the Special Session addressing Cancer in the Developing World. The panel, which featured Lance Armstrong, [...]
Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 By Aman Battish
My colleague Shannon Newberry and I are co-leading the APCO team at the Clinton Global Initiative this week. Below Shannon gives an intro to this year’s meeting. Stay tuned for posts from the onsite APCO team throughout the week. This year marks the sixth Annual Meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York [...]
Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 By James Robinson
New Yorkers grudgingly refer to the third week of September as “UN Week,” when world leaders descend on the city for the opening session of the UN General Assembly, creating gridlocked streets across Manhattan in the wake of their motorcades. Over the past six years, however, it’s the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that has anchored [...]
Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010 By James Robinson