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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 […]

Michael R. Bloomberg Announces $200 million American Cities Initiative to help U.S. Cities Innovate, Solve Problems, and Work Together in New Ways

First Investment: An Expanded Innovation Challenge to Help City Leaders Respond to Emerging Issues New Partnership with U.S. Conference of Mayors Will Amplify Mayors’ Voices in National Dialogue In an address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Annual Meeting in Miami, Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the American Cities Initiative, a suite of new and […]

Bloomberg Philanthropies Hosts International Road Safety Experts in Mumbai to Discuss Initiatives to Prevent Traffic Deaths and Injuries

Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety will convene 150 road safety experts from 17 countries in Mumbai, India, from June 7 to 9 to address one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death. Nearly 85 percent of the world’s countries lack adequate laws to counter the growing rates of traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a result, an estimated 1.3 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries occur every year, with 90 percent of these fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

Mike Bloomberg Sends Statement to the United Nations Following Unprecedented Outpouring of Support for Paris Agreement

Today, Mike Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted an unprecedented statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, state attorneys general, CEOs and others to achieve and eventually exceed America’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In a letter to addressed jointly to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, Bloomberg presented this declaration,  called “We Are Still In.”

Mike Bloomberg to President Macron: Americans don’t need Washington to meet our Paris commitment

The strong consensus among scientists is that the climate is changing due to pollution from human activity. The timing and magnitude of the changes are harder to pin down, but we cannot stick our heads in the sand and ignore the risks they present, especially when we’re already seeing the effects all around us – whether they’re measured in rising sea levels, or depleting coral reefs, or the number of children with asthma.

Mike Bloomberg doubles down to ensure America will fulfill the Paris Agreement

Today, Mike Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, announced a commitment of up to $15 million to support the operations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretariat, including its work to help countries implement their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Bloomberg will also work with other governments and philanthropies that may be interested in supporting the UNFCCC at this critical time. The pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on climate.

Mike Bloomberg Explains Why He Has Pledged $800 Million Over Next Six Years to Fight Noncommunicable Diseases

In a letter on philanthropy released today, Mike Bloomberg said for the first time in human history, more people are dying of preventable noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart disease, respiratory illnesses and diabetes than communicable diseases, yet funding and government action lag behind.

In his letter, Bloomberg explains how and why governments and philanthropy can do more to save lives – from implementing important public health policies, such as road safety, tobacco control and obesity prevention. He also explains why he has committed $800 million over the next six years to fight NCDs and how he will make this public health issue a focus under his new role as the World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for NCDs.