With support from the Varkey Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative hosts a conference of world leaders each September in New York. Established by President Bill Clinton in 2005, the initiative’s aim is to create and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Among CGI’s diverse membership are heads of state, leading CEOs, Nobel Prize laureates and heads of NGOs.
The Varkey Foundation has helped to facilitate more than 2,300 commitments through the Clinton Global Initiative to date. Upon funding and implementation, these commitments will have a total value of over $70 billion.
The Varkey Foundation itself made commitments at CGI in 2011 and 2012 to: