SAI Commits to Clinton Global Initiative
SAI becomes CGI member to drive impact through its global alliance
SAI is pleased to announce its membership in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), as a 2012 non-profit, complementary member. This highly competitive complementary membership enables SAI to join hundreds of leaders from a wide array of sectors: business, government, NGOs, foundations and civil society.
Through CGI and its members, SAI will specify and fulfill commitments through the CGI model - inspirations, networking, knowledge building and collaboration.
"SAI is delighted to become a member of CGI," said SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin. "It aligns with SAI's approach as a multi-stakeholder organization that brings all voices to the table to drive change in supply chains around the world. We look forward to expanding our network and leveraging our experience with the CGI model."
According to CGI, member commitments represent "bold new ways to address global challenges - implemented through new methods of partnership and designed to maximize impact...CGI counts among its members the heads of many of the most effective nongovernmental organizations working around the world on problems related to climate change, economic stability, global health, and poverty alleviation."
SAI Executive Director Eileen Kaufman participated in the mid-year meeting in July 2012, and will attend the annual meeting in late September 2012.
About the Clinton Global Initiative: Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow them on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.