CGI Week: Turning ideas into actions that address social and economic issues

Posted by Akhtar Badshah
Senior Director, Global Community Affairs

Founded in 2005 by President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative was created to turn ideas into action creating a more integrated global community with shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. It brings together people from around the world, and channels the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize social and economic change. It focuses on practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.

Microsoft is a proud partner of the Clinton Global Initiative. We share the same belief that collaboration between individuals and the private, public and nonprofit sectors can address the world's most pressing problems.

This week, the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting takes place in New York from September 20-23 and we plan to share stories throughout the week that illustrate how our CGI Commitments to Action are having a positive impact addressing education, social and economic issues.

To mark this year’s event you can find a wealth of resources on the Microsoft Citizenship website. We will also be bringing the stories and initiatives to live with a post each day on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog.

If you’re not in New York this week but are interested in following the proceedings, you can also visit the CGI website where the events will be streamed live through your web browser.

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