Highlights from the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative

Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:56 am EDT

For the sixth consecutive year, P&G leaders attended the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) forum to announce new social and environmental sustainability goals.

From left to right: Marc Pritchard, P&G Chief Marketing Officer; Bob McDonald, P&G CEO;  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Mandy Moore, singer/actress/humanitarian; and Greg Allgood, Director P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program.

CGI, which was held September 21-23 in New York, is an annual gathering of global leaders who make commitments and share ideas aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing and complex problems.

During the event, P&G Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Bob McDonald shared three aggressive commitments that flow from P&G’s Purpose-inspired Growth Strategy of touching and improving more lives, in more parts of the world, more completely:

  • Pampers: P&G's Pampers and UNICEF are partnering in a new commitment to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) by 2015 through the 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign.
  • Tide Coldwater: P&G's Tide Coldwater is working with the Alliance to Save Energy through Future Friendly to educate 100 million people over two years on the importance of cold water washing in order to save energy and therefore reduce CO2 emissions.
  • P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program: Inspired by the CGI Action Network on the Horn of Africa Crisis, the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program and our partners will provide more than 300 million liters of clean drinking water to 2 million people affected by the famine in East Africa, preventing 10 million days of illness.


At a special event held on Wednesday evening, Bob McDonald reiterated P&G's ongoing commitment to create connections that improve lives. "We seek out opportunities to leverage our core strengths—innovation, consumer understanding, brand building, go-to-market capability and scale—to address the important environmental and social issues our world faces today. We reach outside P&G and use our core strengths to create connections that allow us to collaborate for a common good."

P&G also took time at CGI to recognize the accomplishments of some of its key partners in global sustainability efforts, giving the following awards:

P&G Distinguished Sustainability Partner Awards:

  • The Carrefour Group: For supporting Pampers and UNICEF 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign in over 20 countries worldwide and helping to protect to date 6 million mums and their babies from Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
  • UNICEF Uganda: For being a strategic partner to Government of Uganda in eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in the country with support from the Pampers 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign


P&G Sustainability Partner Awards:

  • Target: For providing more than 1 million days of clean drinking water through partnership on the June 2011 P&G brandSAVER
  • National Geographic: For partnering with P&G Future Friendly to create consumer education programs that promote household and lifestyle conservation habits
  • USAID: For providing clean drinking water to more than 2 million flood victims in Pakistan and to 1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa


"We rely on thousands of partners who share our purpose and values to help us fulfill our sustainability commitments," said Dimitri Panayotopolous, P&G’s Vice Chair of Global Business Units. "The Clinton Global Initiative gives us the opportunity to strengthen these partnerships and make new commitments that improve lives."


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