September 22, 2009, The New York Times — A United Nations program that has raised $1.2 billion over the past three years for the treatment of H.I.V./AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis through a small fee added to airline tickets sold in 15 countries is going global.
NEW YORK, June 2, 2009 — Weber Shandwick announced today it has launched a global Social Innovation specialty group. Social Innovation expands and deepens the firm's ongoing work for clients interested in corporate responsibility, sustainability, strategic philanthropy, cause marketing, and advocacy. Using its own proprietary "3C" approach to advancing successful societal and environmental initiatives on behalf of clients, the specialty practice offers custom-designed programs that empower Consumers, guide Companies, and strengthen Communities.
PARIS, May 21, 2009, The New York Times — Former President Bill Clinton, newly appointed as the United Nations special envoy for Haiti, said he was joining a new international initiative to raise money for third world medical aid through a unique financing campaign that harnesses the power of unlikely philanthropists: air travelers who buy electronic tickets.