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Bloomberg Announces Speaker Lineup for the Bloomberg Transition Finance Action Forum

September 18, 2023

Bloomberg announced select speakers for the Bloomberg Transition Finance Action Forum. The Forum, to be held in the afternoon on September 19 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, will convene leaders from both the private and public sectors, uniting their efforts to acknowledge the progress achieved in the realm of transition finance while propelling further action in support of a global net-zero economic transformation.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Speakers for the Second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit

September 12, 2023

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced confirmed speakers for The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 19, 2023 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The second Innovation Summit, held during New York Climate Week and the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, will bring the 2022 Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists together with policymakers, global business leaders, philanthropists, and climate activists to further spotlight and scale their solutions to address the world’s most crucial environmental challenges.

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Environment

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Bloomberg Philanthropies Partner to Advance Clean Energy Investments in Asia

August 30, 2023

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Bloomberg Philanthropies will work together to increase the pace and scale of clean energy deployment and capital mobilization across Asia.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Aspen Institute Announce Bloomberg CityLab 2023 in Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2023

The tenth Bloomberg CityLab, the preeminent global cities summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute, will take place in Washington D.C. October 18 to October 20, 2023.

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Environment

Renewable Energy Manufacturing in Southeast Asia Can Generate $90 billion to $100 billion in Sustainable Revenue by 2030

August 23, 2023

The Southeast Asian region could lose up to 30% of its gross domestic product by 2050 due to increases in global temperature and extreme weather events, but bolstering the region’s renewable energy manufacturing capacity would position Southeast Asian countries to create new jobs and meet growing energy demand while drastically reducing emissions, according to new research released on the sidelines of the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bloomberg Philanthropies, ClimateWorks Foundation, and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

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Environment

Bloomberg to Host Transition Finance Action Forum on September 19 in New York City

August 23, 2023

Bloomberg announced it will host the Bloomberg Transition Finance Action Forum on September 19, 2023, in New York City. The Forum will bring together leaders across the private and public sectors to recognize progress made on transition finance and accelerate further action in support of a global net-zero economic transition.

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Public Health

Vital Strategies Introduces New Harm Reduction Efforts in Wisconsin to Combat Skyrocketing Overdose Deaths

August 21, 2023

Public health organization Vital Strategies announced new efforts to strengthen the state’s response to the overdose crisis. Overdose deaths in Wisconsin have more than doubled in the past 10 years, with opioid-related overdose deaths increasing by 250% in Black communities over this same time period. Indigenous communities in Wisconsin are also disproportionately impacted, experiencing the highest rates of fatal overdose when compared with any other racial groups in the state.

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Environment

Breathe London Announces Final Round of Community Groups to Receive Free Air Sensors

August 16, 2023

As part of the Breathe London Community Programme, 20 additional groups will have the opportunity to measure air quality, with assistance from Imperial College London researchers, in their local area.

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Public Health

Seven out of 10 people in the world protected by at least one tobacco control measure: new report

July 31, 2023

A new WHO report highlights that 5.6 billion people – 71% of the world’s population – are now protected with at least one best practice tobacco control measure, five times more than in 2007.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies to Host Second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 19 in New York City

July 19, 2023

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced they will co-host the second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 19, 2023, in New York City with the founder of The Earthshot Prize, Prince William, expected to attend.

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