SOURCE: Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today attended the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting and committed company resources toward economic recovery in the United States.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility announced its Commitment to Action during the CGI America meeting this week in Chicago, offering to provide small businesses with access to education, business credit consultations and credit building services that will help small businesses be better equipped to access the capital they may need.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility understands that some of the most economically impacted companies need the very products they can't afford when it comes to starting up or staying afloat. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility has committed to empower their hundreds of Credit Advisors (CAs), who speak to more than 10,000 small businesses a week, to donate in aggregate up to $1 million in free credit monitoring and credit building services to businesses that they determine to be struggling. The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility products that will be considered for donation will include CreditAlert, CreditMonitor and CreditBuilder.
CGI America was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to address economic recovery in the United States. The June 7-8, 2012 meeting in Chicago brings together leaders in business, government and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation and support workforce development in the United States.
"Our participation in the Clinton Global Initiative reflects our core belief that small businesses drive the U.S. economy, and that helping those small businesses leads directly to job creation -- particularly along Main Street USA," said Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility. "Small business owners face a lot of hurdles, and we're proud to join President Bill Clinton in his efforts to strengthen our local and national economies."
The 2012 CGI America Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Gathering in large plenary sessions and smaller working groups, participants ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to mayors will discuss and publicly commit to innovative solutions that prepare Americans to be competitive in the global economy. Participants will join one of the 12 topic-specific working groups that will provide them with opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans that address an economic challenge facing the United States.
In addition to the Small Business category, the 12 CGI America working groups will focus on the following topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Electricity and Efficiency, Clean Fuel and Transportation, Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, Housing Recovery, Reconnecting Youth, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Education, Wellness, and Workforce Development.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 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 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.
CGI's Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. 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. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
About CGI America
President Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) to address economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting in June 2011, CGI America participants have made more than 100 commitments valued at $11.8 billion. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will improve the lives of three million people, create or fill more than 150,000 jobs, and invest and loan $354 million to small and medium enterprises in the United States. The 2012 CGI America meeting will take place June 7-8 in Chicago. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org.
About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company's headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com. Or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.