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Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs, Aspen Institute

Biography

Peggy Clark is vice president of policy programs and executive director of Aspen Global Health and Development at the Aspen Institute, and director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30-year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise, and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on boards including Root Capital, Impact Assets and the Calvert Foundation, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Peggy received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise from President Bill Clinton, and was instrumental in passage of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the Ethical Recruitment of Health Workers. Currently, Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Aspen Institute’s 30 policy programs and directs a portfolio of programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development in the areas of health innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship. Previously, Peggy served as founding managing director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, and as the executive vice president of the Aspen Institute.