hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Clinton Global Initiative 2010 - company commitments

The Clinton Global Initiative requires participants to make "Commitments to Action": "new, specific, and measurable initiatives...For example, members may develop a new business model that generates social, environmental, or economic value; initiate, scale up, or refocus a service or business project; or provide financial or in-kind support to an organization of their choice."  Reported of commitments by companies at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative include:

"Clinton Says Donors Made Aid Pledges of $2.5 Billion", Peter Green, Bloomberg, 21 Sep 2010:
"Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google Inc.,...pledged $1 million to help Pakistan recover from the floods that devastated the country last month.  The donation...includes a Web-based computer application that helps rescuers find people missing in natural disasters.  Procter & Gamble...will distribute 2 billion packets of its water purification product Pur for free in developing countries, CEO Bob McDonald said on stage.  Clinton said the packets from the Cincinnati-based manufacturer would save at least one life every hour."

"Clinton philanthropy meeting pushes economic growth", Michelle Nichols, Reuters, 21 Sep 2010:
"Muhtar Kent, chief executive of The Coca-Cola Company...pledged to empower 5 million female entrepreneurs throughout the company's global business system by 2020 by building on successful practices...[from] Africa..."

"Climate Change, Energy and Waste Take Center Stage at Clinton Global Initiative", Maria Surma Manka, Earth & Industry, 21 Sep 2010:
"Electricity in the Caribbean is the most expensive of anywhere in the world... NRG Energy...is working with Haitian NGOs, governments and neighborhood groups to set up $1 million worth of solar panels to bring down that cost...[which] means better infrastructure and a cheaper business climate to grow the private sector and help rebuild the country."
- see also "NRG Energy and Solar Electric Light Fund Collaborate to Accelerate Economic Recovery in Haiti with Solar Energy" (press release)