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GFI Honors Leaders at 2014 Fairness Award (Washington, DC, November 25, 2014)--- Last evening the Global Fairness Initiative (GFI) annual awards dinner celebrated the leadership if three outstanding individuals who have committed themselves and their work to a creating more equitable, sustainable world for working people around the globe. 2014 honorees were: Robert B. Zoellick, former President of the World Bank Group (2007-2012); Karl-Johan Persson, President and CEO of H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, and Ms. Nani Zulminarni, Founder of Perempuan Kepala Keluarga (PEKKA), Indonesia. The event was hosted by Emmy winning local news anchor Andrea Roane and featured a musical performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love. The Fairness Award was created is it's fifth year and was founded to recognize the role of collaborative leadership in removing the barriers to economic and social opportunity for poor and marginalized communities around the world. WHO:Karen Tramontano founded the Global Fairness Initiative along with the leadership of President Bill Clinton as the first Board Chair. The organization was formed to promote a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic development for the world’s working poor by advancing fair wages, equal access to markets, and balanced public policy to generate opportunity and end the cycle of poverty. GFI has steadily built a track record of success through innovative programs to reduce poverty, enfranchise informal communities, and advance human rights and livelihoods.