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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $220 Million To Fight Tobacco Use

Mike Bloomberg announced today that he will commit an additional $220 million to fight tobacco use around the world and stem this growing global public health crisis, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million. The announcement was made at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Honors Heroes Leading the Fight Against Big Tobacco

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today the winners of the Bloomberg Awards for Global Tobacco Control. The awards ceremony took place today in Singapore at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, led by Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and Mayor of New York City.

SeatGeek and Bloomberg Philanthropies Unlock NYC’s Undiscovered Arts

SeatGeek, a New York based tech start-up and leading ticket search engine, is partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies to make the unique New York cultural arts experience discoverable in a new, dynamic way.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Releases 5 Year Anti-Tobacco Progress Report

Marking five-years of significant progress on global anti-tobacco efforts, Bloomberg Philanthropies today – for the first time – has released a progress report related to the global Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (the Initiative).

Lupus Research Institute Announces Groundbreaking Global Research Initiative

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) launched a major international initiative aimed at attracting the highest level scientists to conduct pioneering research to discover the fundamental root causes of lupus, explore the potential for a cure, and transform the field of lupus research. LRI president Margaret Dowd announced the new Distinguished Innovators program amid the nation's foremost scientists gathered at the 11th annual Lupus Research Institute Scientific Conference, “Forum for Discovery.”

Young Men’s Initiative to Aid Young Black and Latino Males

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of the Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $50 Million to Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to Move America Toward Cleaner Energy

Today the Sierra Club announced a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies that will effectively retire one-third of the nation’s aging coal fleet by 2020, replacing it with clean energy. The partnership includes a $50 million commitment over four years to the Beyond Coal Campaign that will fuel the Sierra Club’s effort to clean the air, end the coal era, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, cost-effective energy sources.

Bloomberg Philanthropies to Fund Innovation Delivery Teams in 5 Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $24 million initiative to fund Innovation Delivery Teams that help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing city challenges. The three-year initiative will fund teams, comprised of high-performing staff, in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, Memphis, and New Orleans. To meet each city’s impact goals in priority areas, these teams will generate innovative solutions, develop implementation plans, and manage progress towards defined targets.

Over 1 Billion Newly Protected By Effective Tobacco Control Policies

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that the focused multi-national effort to implement effective tobacco control policies has made dramatic headway since 2008, with 1.1 billion people newly protected by at least one effective tobacco control policy since that time. According to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today, 55 percent of the world’s population is now covered by at least one of the WHO’s MPOWER suite of six effective anti-tobacco policies. Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped fuel this progress through its six-year $375-million initiative to promote these interventions in 15 low- and middle-income nations that are home to two-thirds of the world’s smokers.

C40 and World Bank Form Groundbreaking Climate Change Action Partnership

Today the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), a group of 40 large cities tackling climate change, and the World Bank formed a groundbreaking partnership that will help cities accelerate current actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to climate change. C40 Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick signed the agreement during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.