This is a very special episode. To celebrate the release of the 2021 Annual Report, our yearly review of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people, our founder, Mike Bloomberg, and CEO, Patti Harris, joined the podcast.
Mike Bloomberg has committed the vast majority of profits from Bloomberg LP, the global financial technology, data, and media company that he founded, to support the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies. He has given $12.7 billion to philanthropic causes over his lifetime, and $1.66 billion in 2021 alone.
Patti Harris oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ work, spanning our core focus areas: the arts, education, environment, government innovation, and public health, as well as the Greenwood Initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of Black wealth accumulation, and special Founder’s Projects. This work also encompasses all of Mike Bloomberg’s corporate and personal philanthropy, and Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world.
Mike and Patti sat down to discuss Bloomberg Philanthropies’ progress in responding to the pandemic without losing sight of other challenges, Bloomberg LP’s efforts to support organizations working in Ukraine, and their outlook on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
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