Turning Powerful Ideas into Meaningful Actions
One of GEPSI’s most ambitious efforts to date is the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Founded in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI brings together global leaders to brainstorm and implement innovative solutions to improve the lives of millions of people.
Since 2005, the CGI has developed 2,300 initiatives affecting 430 million people. The CGI annual meetings bring together an impressive group — from dignitaries to philanthropists to Nobel Prize winners to heads of state and CEOs, united by their shared commitment to building a strong, sustainable global community.
Companies are organizing their own initiatives and committing to completing them — things like providing renewable energy, universal education, or empowering women with employment or schooling in third world countries.
And, Subhash Makhija, CEO of GEP, is proud to be a member of the Clinton Global Initiative since 2015.
During the annual 2015 meeting, attended by GEP President Roopa Makhija and Global VP of Marketing Al Girardi, President Clinton stressed the power CGI members have as innovators in their given industries to address pressing global issues. According to the CGI portfolio, India, Kenya, and the United States are the three countries with the highest number of active humanitarian projects – dovetailing nicely with our own GEPSI initiatives.
“Broader social thinking and social action are part of the very fabric of GEP values and culture,” Girardi noted. “CGI gives all of us at GEP an opportunity to join with like-minded people, companies and organizations to help people across the world live a better life. That’s real and that’s meaningful.”
Similar to GEPSI, CGI’s mission is to turn ideas into action. Members of CGI must make a commitment to action that meets these three criteria: