Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 Clinton Global Initiative

I'm such a huge fan of the Clinton Global Initiative. I believe that it is a marvelous work that engages NGO's (non-governmental organizations), business, government, as well as creative minds and determined hearts, to tackle some of the world's greatest problems.

During it's annual event, held in New York City this past week, people from all over the world come to celebrate the work of, learn about and and make commitments to tackle issues of disease, infrastructure, the environment and poverty all over the globe. Former President Bill Clinton, leverages his status through his foundation to bring together institutions, educators, politicians and activists across a breathtakingly broad cultural and ideological spectrum to commit to work that matters.

This video segment announces a commitment of a group from Los Angeles to tackle homelessness through Permanent Supportive Housing, with a 'green twist' if you will.

From time to time over the next few weeks, I'll be returning to the CGI to be sharing some of the results. It's still my hope to get something like this started in Dallas. I'm a firm belief that public policy, philanthropy, business and the determined work of non-profits, religious leaders and imaginative individuals can be coordinated in ways which transform all of our lives - affluent and poor alike. The Clinton Global Initiative continues to feed that hope!

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