The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, convened by America’s Pledge Co-Chairs Mike Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown, brought leaders together to create deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement. The following is a round up of GCAS news.
NEW YORK, September 19, 2018 /3BL Media / - On September 12, Michael R. Bloomberg announced 50 heads of state from six continents have already committed to attend the second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF), making it one of the most-attended events by heads of government in 2018.
Kiersten Barnet, Deputy Chief of Staff to Bloomberg LP Chairman Peter Grauer, spent the first half of her 13 years at the company without a job title. While that may sound downright bizarre to most professionals, Barnet is grateful for this Bloomberg norm: “I actually think a linear career path is an outdated concept,” she says. “You’re not restricted by job titles at Bloomberg.”
At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, California, Bloomberg joined 20 other leading companies to announce the launch of the Step Up Declaration. This new alliance is dedicated to harnessing the power of emerging technologies to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all economic sectors and ensure a climate turning point by 2020.
RadicalMedia Produces Film in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies
September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - National Geographic Documentary Films announced today that the company will distribute Bloomberg Philanthropies’ second film, Paris to Pittsburgh premiering on Wednesday, December 12 at 9pm ET/PT in the U.S. and will air globally in 172 countries and 45 languages. Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards.
By: Peter T. Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg LP and co-founder of the U.S. 30% club
The next generation of investors demands more from their portfolios. While they still expect to generate returns that will fund a home, their children's education and retirement, a growing number also expect their investments to make a difference. They believe the power of their portfolios can be harnessed to positively impact the issues they care most about, building more diverse, more sustainable and higher-performing companies.
This case study, presented by Edison Energy, powered by Altenex, details the renewables efforts made by Bloomberg L.P. — from their initial procurement of RECs in 2007 to a commitment to source 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Research has shown over and over again that building a diverse workforce isn’t only the right thing to do, but it also gives businesses a competitive advantage. Diversity encourages innovation and creativity, enables discussions and decision-making drawing on a broad range of perspectives and helps to develop and retain versatile talent. Newsrooms globally still have a long way to go in creating and maintaining diversity, and that is a cause for concern.