...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").No, that's not me. But the real Bob is glad the other Bob supports Clinton(s).
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
Monday, September 28, 2015
Corporations committed to Clinton Global Initiative: Objections: