After a six-year hiatus, the Clinton Global Initiative returned to New York City this week, bringing together leaders from the worlds of nonprofit, government and business, with a few celebrities sprinkled in for good measure. It has been an eventful few years since they last gathered in 2016.
The article continuously refers to the group as CGI. I know we’re always told there is no link to these seemingly unrelated coincidences, but let’s look anyway:
- computer-generated imagery (special visual effects created using computer software).”fewer real stunts are performed because filmmakers can just use CGI”
- https://www.cgi.com/us/en-us/federal, https://www.cgi.com/us/en-us/blog/health/vaccine-verification-are-you-ready, https://www.cgi.com/sites/default/files/2020-12/cgi-adminvax-factsheet.pdf
- This statement is on wiki now about the size of the company in 2020, yet the exact wording is in the wapo article in bulletpoint #3: “CGI Group has 72,000 employees in 400 offices worldwide — many of them in India — and 11,000 in the United States, with D.C.-area locations in Fairfax, Manassas, Washington, and Baltimore.” So, in other words, we have no idea what size this monolithic org is now
Judging from the names at the event, many old friends and allies answered the call, including the philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Melinda French Gates, Secretary Xavier Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services, state governors, corporate chief executives, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the director-general of the World Health Organization.
This year the initiative tallied 144 commitments, which will result in more than 1.6 million jobs and the reduction of 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Commitments ranged from a program to build soccer fields in underserved communities to one making bricks out of volcanic ash. Nine members committed to providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Mr. Clinton interviewed President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine via videoconference on Tuesday, with Mr. Zelensky in his trademark form-fitting T-shirt. — does the lack of seriousness of these endeavors and the frivolous reporting ongoing with Zelensky tell us anything?
The first version of the Clinton Global Initiative, in 2005, was timed to the 60th anniversary of the United Nations. This restart is as world leaders gathered in New York for the first fully in-person United Nations General Assembly in three years.