Enterprise Model Featured at the Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

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New York — On Wednesday, September 25th, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (the Enterprise Partnership) will be featured at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held in New York City.  CGI convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

During the afternoon session on Wednesday, September 25th, a public screening of the Enterprise Partnership’s short film on the Distribution Enterprise Model – Chakipi Acceso” will be showcased.  This short film captures the untold story of one of the Enterprise Partnership’s beneficiaries – in particular, a young, unemployed, and disadvantaged woman, Carina, who lives in a very remote and poverty-stricken region of Apurimac, Peru.

Debra Kellner, a National Geographic photographer, traveled across Cusco to rural Apurimac, Peru to document the social impact that the Enterprise Partnership has made on Carina and thousands of other disadvantaged women. To view the short film visit : http://www.cgepartnership.com/our-enterprises/distribution/

The Enterprise Partnership has been redefining their approach for several years and believes there is great potential to enhance the economic and social benefits of marginalized communities by incorporating these individuals into one of their three “market-driven” models – Distribution Enterprises, Supply Chain Enterprises, and Training Center Enterprises.  Frank Giustra, founder of the Enterprise Partnership, stated, “the simplicity of our model is not only straight-forward but logical.”

The Supply Chain Enterprises removes the obstacles that traditionally prevented such relationships from developing by bridging the gap between regional and international markets and smallholder farmers and producers.  These enterprises bring real economic value to supply chains through efficiently consolidating and rapidly developing fragmented producer bases and linking them to quality buyers.

The Training Center Enterprises support a range of employability programs aimed at improving the livelihoods for thousands of disadvantaged youth around the world.  The Training Center Enterprise prepares and places youth in quality jobs by providing them with the specific competencies and skill sets that target high-growth sectors of industries that offer quality entry-level positions.

Mr. Giustra stated, “I am very excited about our new approach and very happy to be showcasing one of our three enterprise models at this year’s annual CGI meeting.”  In addition, the Enterprise Partnership has also launched a new website www.CGEPartnership.com  designed by Kennedy Anderson Creative Group.

About the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (the Enterprise Partnership) established by President Bill Clinton and Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra, combines the best of non-profit and for-profit approaches to create new enterprises that capitalize market opportunities to generate social impact and financial returns by addressing existing market gaps in developing country supply and distribution chains. The Enterprise Partnership has been refining its approach for several years and believes there is great potential to enhance the economic and social benefits of marginalized communities by incorporating these individuals into one of three “market-driven” models – Distribution Enterprises, Supply Chain Enterprises, and Training Center Enterprises.

Through these models, the Enterprise Partnership seeks to help people work themselves out of poverty.  For more information, visit CGEPartnership.com and follow us on twitter, @CGEPartnership.

About the Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $76.7 billion.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in Latin America and around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.