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  • Autonomous Vehicles: Putting Cities in the Driver’s Seat

    By James Anderson, Government Innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute just concluded two inspiring days of discussion on cities and the transition to autonomous vehicles – a reality that’s no longer in the distant future. This convening, which brought together city officials with leading voices from the auto industry, tech and innovation sectors, soc...

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  • Follow the Data Podcast Episode 8: Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

    One of the largest single contributions ever made for such work, the Vibrant Oceans Initiative focuses on revitalizing the fish population by simultaneously tackling both industrial and local fishing practices. In this episode, we’ll go in depth on the ways the Vibrant Oceans Initiative is working to encourage responsible fishing globally to protect this vital source of food and income for generat...

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Tobacco Taxes

    Tobacco use is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Every year, about six million people worldwide die from tobacco use, with the vast majority of deaths in low- and middle-income countries. We also know that tobacco use costs the world’s economies over US $1.4 trillion annually in healthcare expenditures and lost productivity. But did you know tha...

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  • What Governments Can Do To Address Cancer

    By Dr. Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Health team Message from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health Program on World Cancer Day While much work remains to find a cure for cancer – the good news is we know that many forms of cancer are preventable. On World Cancer Day, a moment when the global community comes together to reflect on those lost to cancer, as well as the advances we...

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  • Mrs. ‎Claudine Talon, First Lady of Benin, Tours the Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center

    Built and operated by Women for Women International (WfWI) with the generous funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and others, the Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center provides a safe environment and dedicated facilities where women can learn, build new skills, and operate businesses that directly contribute to Rwanda’s economic growth. “This is a high-level profile event for the Urugo Women’s Opportu...

  • Reflections from CityLab 2016

    By Kathleen Carlson, Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation program Public service is – in my opinion – a job everyone should hold at least once in their lives. It offers the incredible opportunity to make real change where you live, impact the lives of millions of citizens, and turn the idea of “uninspired government bureaucrats” on its head. The post Reflections from CityLab 2016 appeare...

  • Our Cities, Our Climate Exchange Advances Local Climate Action

    Cities around the world are facing unique challenges as they confront the realities of climate change, yet their motivations for building low-carbon sustainable futures are the same. The way in which locals leaders take action on bold climate measures is an opportunity for cities to learn from one another. That’s why the U.S. Department of State and Bloomberg Philanthropies convened the second Our...

  • Witnessing how a death gets registered in Zambia

    By Adrienne Pizatella, Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Health team The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative partners with 19 countries to support the improvement of public health data. One of the biggest challenges is a lack of accurate data around deaths, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that 65% of all deaths worldwide go unrecorded.  Death registration is so i...

  • Follow the Data Podcast Episode 7: How tobacco control protects billions of people – Part 1

    For the last 10 years, Bloomberg Philanthropies has been a major supporter of tobacco control, protecting more than 3.5 billion people in low- and middle-income countries through strong policies. Knowing that we can and must do more, our founder Mike Bloomberg announced a new round of funding this year that raises our total giving to $1 billion dollars and expands our work for another 6 years. But...

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2016 Playlist

    2016 was a year of pushing boundaries as we made announcements and reached new milestones around protecting public health, fighting climate change, revitalizing cities through art, increasing college access, supporting innovation in cities, and driving women’s economic development. At the end of each year, we share a retrospective on our blog. In 2015, we shared key moments through Instagram photo...

  • Follow the Data Podcast Episode 6: Increasing the value of women in Congo

    In this episode of Follow the Data, you will meet Abdoulaye Toure, the Country Director for Women for Women International who – as the organization’s second male country director in Congo – shares some personal stories of impact he’s seen in the role of women in Congo, and why he’s committed his life to demonstrating the value of women in a country where they have struggled to have a voice. The po...

  • Photo Tour of the 2016 C40 Award Winners

    By Kelly Shultz, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Environment Team Last week the Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Team joined global C40 mayors, policy experts, city officials and business leaders in Mexico City for the sixth C40 Mayors Summit. Together we explored how to accelerate climate action in 90 of the world’s greatest and largest cities—from Austin to Rio de Janeiro to Oslo to Wuhan—and cele...

  • Follow the Data Podcast Episode 5: How a virtual advisor helped a student get into a top college

    In our newest episode of Follow the Data, we meet CollegePoint e-advisor Kiki Murrain and her advisee Sabyne Pierre.  Matched together through our CollegePoint initiative, Kiki has been advising Sabyne through the college application process using text messages, emails, social networks, and even Skype. To tell us more about how virtual advising works, and their CollegePoint experience, the pair sa...

  • 10 more U.S. mayors join City Energy Project and commit to reduce building emissions

    By Kelly Shultz, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Environment team Now more than ever, cities are taking the lead when it comes to acting on climate change. Last May, Melissa Wright took to our blog to tell the story of the City Energy Project, a nationwide initiative co-funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Kresge Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to address the largest source of po...

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  • On Financing Fish

    By Dale Galvin, Managing Director of Sustainable Markets and Finance, Rare Many years ago I visited Ligui, a small town on the east coast of Baja California, Mexico.  We were engaging the local fishing community with our time-tested approach to making change.  It included equal parts community engagement, social marketing, capacity building, and the provision of technical assistance which, in this...

  • Oceana and Bloomberg Philanthropies: Working Together for Vibrant Oceans

    By Andy Sharpless, Oceana CEO In January 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched its Vibrant Oceans Initiative, a five-year, $53 million commitment to help restore fish populations around the world. The grant, which supports work by Oceana, Rare and Encourage Capital, marked the largest philanthropic commitment to international fisheries reform management to date. The post Oceana and Bloomberg Phi...

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