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5 End-of-Year Questions for Garnesha Ezediaro on Accelerating the Pace of Black Wealth Accumulation in the U.S.

December 21, 2022

From launching the Black Wealth Data Center to funding scholarship accounts through NYC Kids RISE, the Greenwood Initiative team has accomplished a lot in 2022.

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Bloomberg Associates

5 End-of-Year Questions for George Fertitta on Helping Cities Thrive

December 19, 2022

From launching the Business Climate Challenge in London to building a tree-mapping tool with the City of Chicago, the Bloomberg Associates team has accomplished a lot in 2022.

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Public Health

5 End-of-Year Questions for Dr. Kelly Henning on Public Health

December 16, 2022

From tackling air pollution to banning e-cigarettes in California, this year has been full of successes. As we look back on all that our teams have accomplished and the progress we’re still committed to making, we’re kicking off a new series of interviews with program and initiative leads across Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Founder's ProjectsGovernment Innovation

5 ways local leaders can use the Racial Wealth Equity Database

December 1, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative launched the Black Wealth Data Center, a new go-to resource for this critical information, in September. The platform features a new Racial Wealth Equity Database and gives local leaders, among other users, free and easy access to data they need to design new solutions aimed at addressing the wealth divide. 

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Government Innovation

Israeli mayors up their game with leadership training

November 23, 2022

The Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership welcomed its first class of 20 mayors and municipal heads from across Israel last month. The local leaders kicked off an intensive, yearlong training that will equip them with tools and skills to deliver better and more equitable public services to residents, promote social and civic bonds, and plug into Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network of innovative city leaders.

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Government InnovationBloomberg Associates

Building Community Capacity for Federal Funds: How Municipalities Can Help

November 14, 2022

A recent workshop offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Federal Assistance e311 program, in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, highlighted these challenges and proposed strategies local jurisdictions can deploy to overcome them. Fortunately, current federal programs are encouraging municipal leadership to rethink the status quo and increase meaningful collaboration.  

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Government Innovation

U.S. mayors get ready to leverage new transportation grants

October 26, 2022

As part of a set of supports for U.S. cities and towns called the Local Infrastructure Hub, Bloomberg Philanthropies convened nearly 200 mayors and local leaders to discuss how to address these problems and more with funding from the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. They heard from key Biden administration officials about how to win grants from a new federal program aimed at upgrading transportation systems. And they learned how three mayors from very different U.S. cities and towns are angling for the money.

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Environment

Lasting Local Impact from UN Climate Conference COP26

October 21, 2022

As we look to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, taking place in Egypt in just over two weeks, we also are reflecting on the legacy of COP26 in Glasgow.

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Government Innovation

Follow the Data Podcast: How Central America’s Largest City is Going Digital

October 21, 2022

On this episode, Jim Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo of Mexico City discuss how city leaders can lead digital transformations in their municipalities to make sure that everyone has access to the rights that they deserve as citizens, through digital services, connectivity, and direct access to information or governmental services.

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Environment

Video: Innovations Addressing Our Most Pressing Environmental Challenges

October 7, 2022

In the battle against climate change, success requires global collaboration and big, bold, new ideas – together, we can save the planet.

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