Voices from the Clinton Global Initiative

Monday, September 24, 2012

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton walks out to address the audience during the opening plenary, of the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty)

Philippe Cousteau, Jr. talks about his new commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. Cousteau is an explorer and the founder of EarthEcho International, an environmental education organization. EarthEcho's goal for the next year is to provide funding for the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Then, model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova talks about completing her group's commitment to building ten schools in the past year. She founded the Happy Hearts Fund in 2005 to rebuild schools after natural disasters. 


Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and Petra Nemcova

Comments [5]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Speaking of a Clinton initiative, take a look at what Gennifer Flowers looks like today. If she isn't a Surgeon General Warning against plastic surgery, then nothing will serve as a warning.

Sep. 24 2012 11:01 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

So another Western white man is going to change and “help” women in Africa. Is this King Leopold with a soft touch?

Sep. 24 2012 10:59 AM
Amy from Manhattan

EarthEcho & the Congo hospital sound great! I hope efforts like this will spread around the world--& not be limited to developing nations. Mr. Cousteau mentioned investment; are there plans to make some aspect of this public on the stock market, where I'm sure socially responsible investors would be happy to buy in?

Sep. 24 2012 10:56 AM

"... President Clinton and his team IS doing?"

Sep. 24 2012 10:54 AM
sp from nyc

One way charity should NOT be funded is by the taxpayers (that would be us). "Charitable" contributions of the rich to causes/institutions they support, which are then deducted from their taxes (see Romney tax returns), leave everyone else to make up the revenue gap. Thus, we are all forced to support (albeit indirectly) charities we might find abhorrent or ridiculous.

Sep. 24 2012 10:51 AM

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