Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has called on governments, businesses, philanthropies and other prominent institutions to back the newly re-activated Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) – to help save a troubled world “on fire.”
The CGI reconvenes Monday, the first time since 2016.
Those attending the event will meet a host of celebrities.
- Matt Damon
- Ashley Judd
- Robin Wright
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
The list also includes Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Laurene Powell Jobs, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Jose Andres, and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Clinton claims to be “amazed” by the massive response to the event.
“The world’s on fire in a lot of different ways,” he told the Associated Press.
“But there are a lot of things that businesses, non-governmental groups and governments working together can do to help with a lot of these problems,” Clinton added.
According to the CGI website, it “convenes global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.”
“Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and develop Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable plans that address global challenges,” it says of itself.
The Clinton Global Initiative abruptly ended after Hillary Clinton launched her doomed presidential campaign.
A year before, donations plummeted by 37 percent in the wake of the allegations that Clinton used the charity to solicit millions of dollars from foreign governments and corporations in exchange for allowing entities favorable treatment while she served as Secretary of State.
Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer exposed one such deal.
In his book, Clinton Cash, Schweizer exposed the Uranium One deal— and other transactions between Clinton Foundation donors and the State Department.
Hoping the public forgets, the CGI is preparing to convene between September 19 to September 21 in New York City.
The initiative has also been sponsored by major corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Blackstone Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Monsanto, and Coca-Cola.
This year, Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss approaches to creating gender equality with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, actor and philanthropist Robin Wright, and others.