Clinton Global Initiative Returns After Six-Year Hiatus –

The Clinton Global Initiative, a signature program of the Clinton Foundation, returns next week after a six-year absence.

The September 19-20 event once again features a mix of international leaders, politicians, corporate executives and renowned philanthropists. Many participants make measurable commitments to action on issues such as climate change and global hunger.

The lineup includes Matt Damon, Bono, Ashley Judd, Robin Wright and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Lauren Powell Jobs, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Jose Andres and Queen Rania of Jordan.

CGI, as it is known, was dissolved after the 2016 event, as Hillary Clinton ran for president and foreign donations to the foundation were scrutinized.

The theme of this year’s event is “The Business of How” and will include the announcement of a new set of commitments.

Wright, co-founder of the Poor Women’s Foundation, will be part of a session on improving economic outcomes for women. Other speakers will include Hillary Clinton, New York Governor Kathy Hochol and Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Komen.

Judd, a partner at the Kokolopori Bonobo Research Reserve, will participate in a session on using science and technology “to improve the human condition, removing personal barriers to action and social barriers.”

Damon, co-founder of, is among the speakers on accelerating adaptation to climate change with measures such as early warning systems and better infrastructure. Others at the session included Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Newsom and co-founder Gary White.

Bono, co-founder of One and (Red), will be part of the closing session, “Taking Action Together,” in which participants will discuss how The basis for a reimagined spirit of partnership and action that is more diverse, equitable., And more inclusive than ever.” Miranda will be joined by Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Bill Clinton.

Here is the full lineup of sessions, which will be streamed online. Here.

The event started in 2005 and is held in New York during the same week as the United Nations General Assembly.

In a statement last month, Bill Clinton said, “We have called the CGI community together again this year because we are facing an urgent and historic moment.”

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