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Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative Launches New Racial Wealth Equity Database

September 15, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative announced the launch of the Black Wealth Data Center (BWDC) which will host the new Racial Wealth Equity Database. The BWDC aims to empower decision-makers – including practitioners, elected officials at all levels, and philanthropists – as well as journalists, working to improve and chronicle economic opportunity by making it easier for them to find and analyze a wide range of factors correlated to economic well-being and progress by race.

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Environment

United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions and Bloomberg Philanthropies Preview Speakers for the Race to Zero and Resilience Forum

September 14, 2022

The United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions and Bloomberg Philanthropies previewed select speakers and programming for the United Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Speakers and Participants for The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit

September 13, 2022

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies previewed confirmed speakers and programming for The Earthshot Innovation Summit, which will take place on the morning of September 21, 2022 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute Announce New Speakers and Programming at Bloomberg CityLab 2022 in Amsterdam

September 12, 2022

Bloomberg CityLab, the preeminent global cities summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute, announced new speakers, performances, and participants for its event in Amsterdam October 9-11.

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Environment

United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions and Bloomberg Philanthropies to Host Race to Zero and Resilience Forum

August 25, 2022

UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and Race to Zero and Race to Resilience Global Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions Nigel Topping and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin announced they will co-host the United Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum on September 21, 2022 in New York City.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies to Host The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit Showcasing and Accelerating Groundbreaking Climate Actions to Repair the Planet by 2030

August 19, 2022

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced they will co-host The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 21, 2022 in New York City. The Summit aims to drive impact around systems-changing climate solutions and amplify The Earthshot Prize’s call to accelerate progress to repair our planet through collaboration and bold innovation.

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Environment

World’s 20 Best Climate Projects Compete for the 2022 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards

August 19, 2022

C40 Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced 20 finalists for the 2022 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards. The awards celebrate the most ambitious and impactful projects spearheaded by mayors from around the world to tackle the global climate crisis.

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Government Innovation

Mike Bloomberg and Eric Schmidt Speak to City Leaders at Local Infrastructure Hub Convening

August 17, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted the second virtual convening as part of the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents. The Hub is a national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access funding from the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Results for America Announce What Works Cities Certification Will Expand and Include The United States, Canada, Central America, and South America

August 9, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Results for America announced the next phase for What Works Cities Certification, the first-of-its-kind standard of excellence for data-driven, well-managed local government. What Works Cities Certification will expand to include cities in Canada, Central America, and South America while maintaining its commitment to U.S. cities.

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Environment

Millions of Londoners to Breathe Cleaner Air if ULEZ Expanded London-Wide

July 29, 2022

Five million people are expected to breathe cleaner air if ULEZ is expanded to outer London. The expansion would reduce the number of Londoners living in areas exceeding interim Word Health Organization (WHO) targets for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 13 percent. This would improve air quality for 340,000 people including 87,000 children, 50,000 older people and 145 schools.

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