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Commitments by companies at Clinton Global Initiative - 2009

At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York in September 2009, companies made the following commitments:

  • The World’s Leading Sustainable Banks Announce Major New Commitment - Global Alliance for Banking on Values, 25 Sep 2009
    A new network of growing, crisis-resistant, sustainable banks has announced an ambitious commitment to support the expansion of $2 billion in lending to underserved communities and green projects around the world.  The Global Alliance for Banking on Values made the announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York this month... [member banks: Alternative Bank ABS, Switzerland; Banca Popolare Etica, Italy; Banex, Banco del Exito, Nicaragua; BRAC Bank, Bangladesh; GLS Bank, Germany; Merkur Bank, Denmark; Mibanco, Banco de la Microempresa, Peru; New Resource Bank, USA; ShoreBank, USA; Triodos Bank, Netherlands; XacBank, Mongolia]
     
  • Fight against human trafficking seeks to enlist firms - Martinne Geller, Reuters, 24 Sep 2009
    At an annual philanthropic meeting organized by former U.S. President Bill Clinton [the Clinton Global Initiative, chief executive of The Body Shop International (part of L'Oréal)] said the Body Shop will start issuing "progress cards" that assess how well countries tackle child sex trafficking.
     
  • Global Companies Join Forces With WFP to End Hunger - World Food Programme, 25 Sep 2009
    The UN World Food Programme today announced a groundbreaking multi-million dollar programme which harnesses the power of leading multinational companies to work together to end hunger and malnutrition among children in the developing world... Project Laser Beam, announced today...at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, will combine the know-how of WFP with the business expertise of private sector partners such as DSM, Heinz, Kraft Foods, Unilever and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
     
  • EDP Works with the UNHCR to Bring Renewable Energy to Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp - EDP, 25 Sep 2009
    This groundbreaking project, presented at the 5th annual Clinton Global Initiative conference, tests an integrated and sustainable energy solution in refugee camps... The aim of the project is to devise a standard approach to solutions for renewable energy that can be replicated in other refugee camps, and also in remote, needy communities.
     
  • At Clinton Global Initiative, CARE's Partner Commitments Help Women and Girls Access Education and Financial Services - CARE, 25 Sep 2009
    [The] poverty-fighting group CARE and its partners announced…commitments that help connect women and girls in the U.S. to women and girls in poor countries…- [P]eople in the U.S. will have the opportunity to unlock $500,000 in donations from General Mills to help CARE reach women and girls in approximately 75 villages in Malawi…- CARE, Girls Scouts of the USA, Seventeen Magazine [part of Hearst] and The Documentary Group have made a…commitment to directly impact the lives of over 10,000 young girls aged 10-14 in Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Mali and Tanzania… Gap, Inc. and CARE are partnering in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia through an innovative program for female garment workers…
     
  • UPS pledges $9M to relief organizations - Atlanta Business Chronicle, 24 Sep 2009
    United Parcel Service Inc. and The UPS Foundation will give up to $9 million in grants and services over the next two years to help relief organizations to respond to global emergencies... [UPS] made the announcement Thursday morning at the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) annual meeting.