Press & Media

America is Halfway to Moving Beyond Coal

With Luminant Energy’s Announced Closure of Two Texas plants, 262 Have Retired or Announced to Retire, With 261 Remaining TEXAS —  Luminant Energy’s announcement to close two of the nation’s largest and dirtiest coal plants in Central Texas means that more than half of the coal plants in America have retired or committed to retire […]

Bloomberg Announces $64 Million in New Funding to Move America Beyond Coal as Trump EPA Tries to Prop Up Dead End Fuel Source

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 11, 2017 – One day after the Trump Administration formally announced its plans to rescind the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s climate change policy that has been held up in federal court, Michael R. Bloomberg announced a new commitment of $64 million to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign […]

Cornell Tech Campus Opens on Roosevelt Island, Marking Transformational Milestone for Tech in NYC

Cornell Tech is reinventing graduate research and education focused on digital technologies and their impact on individuals, society and the economy Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech is a new kind of global academic partnership on research, education and technology commercialization Transformational new campus is the first ever built for the digital age, reimagining academic […]

Cornell Tech Campus Opens on Roosevelt Island, Featuring New Art Commissions and Restored Historic Murals

Art is an integral component of the Cornell Tech campus, including rescued and restored WPA-era murals and brand new site-specific art commissions at The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center Cornell Tech is reinventing graduate research and education focused on digital technologies and their impact on individuals, society and the economy NEW YORK CITY – Cornell […]

Dr. Tom Frieden to Lead New Global Health Initiative, Backed by $225 Million in Funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Resolve – To Save 100 Million Lives and Prevent Epidemics – is a five-year initiative to accelerate progress in reducing deaths from heart attack and stroke and to prevent deadly epidemics in low- and middle-income countries SEPTEMBER 12, 2017, NY, USA – Resolve, a groundbreaking $225 million global health initiative and the first to be […]

555 Cities Join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ U.S. Mayors Challenge to Tackle Urgent Urban Problems and Improve City Life

Record-setting number of participants enter competition to help cities innovate and address urban challenges, representing nationwide interest in finding unique approaches to governing Competition is part of Mike Bloomberg’s American Cities Initiative; Foundation hosting workshops in 300 cities across 45 states NEW YORK, September 6, 2017 — Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that 555 cities – […]

Mayor Pugh, Governor Hogan, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce $10 Million Commitment for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Baltimore

Announcement, Made at Inaugural Baltimore Graduation of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Marks First Ever Co-Investment for The Program Nearly 60 Baltimore Small Business Owners Have Completed Program Aimed at Business Growth and Creation BALTIMORE, AUGUST 2, 2017 – Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies […]

WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

4.7 billion people – 63% of world’s population – are covered by polices such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures 19 July, 2017 ¦ Geneva/New York: The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic published today finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings […]

California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

Will compile and quantify efforts from U.S. states, cities, businesses and other actors to address climate change in alignment with the Paris Agreement July 12, 2017 – NEW YORK – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, […]

Bloomberg Philanthropies Partners with La 27e Région to Expand Innovation Teams in France

Paris, Mulhouse, Dunkerque and the Occitanie Region Named Awardees Funding and Partnership with La 27e Région Builds on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Commitment to Support More Innovative and Effective Local Governments Worldwide NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the expansion of its Innovation Teams (“i-teams”) program to 10 local governments within France, including […]