Monday, September 28, 2015

CGI Retort To USA Today

Corporations committed to Clinton Global Initiative: Objections:

...However, David Mastio, USA TODAY's deputy editorial page editor, recently claimed corporations were “abandoning” CGI. In fact, corporate support is extremely strong ("Obama admin, big businesses abandon Clinton Global Initiative: Column").

Sponsorship revenue is up, and 16 of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average are part of CGI. We have 33 new and returning sponsors, including Procter & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Co., Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Gap Inc., NRG Energy, Swiss Reinsurance Co., the Rockefeller Foundation and Western Union. Additionally, first-time CGI members include Apple, Cardinal Health, GlaxoSmith Kline, Xerox and Zurich Insurance.

Far from "abandoning" CGI, the few companies not returning (for company-specific business reasons) continue to fulfill their ongoing CGI commitments.

Bob Harrison, CEO, Clinton Global Initiative; New York
No, that's not me. But the real Bob is glad the other Bob supports Clinton(s).

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