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Bloomberg Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating for Majority of Its Global Office Portfolio

International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) rating verifies operational protocols in buildings that prioritize health and safety
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NEW YORK, January 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg has achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating on Facility Operations and Management through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for 78 locations and over 4.6 million square feet of office space (427,000 square meters) – representing more than 90% of the company’s global office portfolio.

Behind the Buzz of Paris Aligned Benchmarks

This article was written by Nadia Humphreys, Business Manager, Sustainable Finance Solutions at Bloomberg, Co-rapporteur on the Platform for Sustainable Finance of the European Commission.
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Paris Aligned Benchmarks (PAB) were first introduced in 2019 as tools to accompany the transition to a low carbon economy by the Technical Expert Group of the European Commission. They are a group of indices aiming to reallocate capital towards a low carbon and climate resilient global economy.

Emerging Market Clean Energy Investment Slid As Covid-19 Spread

Investor support for the energy transition surged in 2020, but capital flows to less developed countries slowed as the pandemic raged on
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Despite a record-breaking year for energy transition investment in 2020, investors poured $67 billion fewer dollars into clean energy in emerging markets than they did into wealthier countries, a new study from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) finds. The data suggests that investors retreated hastily from less developed markets to refocus on wealthier countries as the Covid-19 pandemic spread.

Bloomberg Launches U.S. Municipal Bond Impact Index to Track Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds

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December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg today announced the launch of the Bloomberg U.S. Municipal Impact Index designed to track the market of municipal bonds categorized as Green, Social, and Sustainability. The index currently tracks over 2,800 securities and is the first such standardized measure of the U.S. municipal tax-exempt investment grade impact bond market.

Bloomberg Joins Leading Global Businesses in Count Us In Employee Challenge

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LONDON and NEW YORK, November 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg joins the Count Us In Employee Challenge alongside eight new participating organizations. BCG, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Kyan, NatWest Group, Ooni, ScottishPower and Spectris have signed up to the initiative, which brings together leading businesses to encourage their employees to commit to meaningful, personal actions that work towards global net-zero goals. Powered by global movement Count Us In, in partnership with a group of eight action platforms, it aims to engage 100 million employees by 2025.

Bloomberg Sets Target to Be One-stop-shop for Sustainability Data

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The last major independent data provider has set its sights on being the financial industry’s first port of call for ESG information.

Bloomberg LP Signs Armed Forces Covenant

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Bloomberg LP has announced that it recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect in their communities, economy, and society for which they serve with their lives.

UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg Joins UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney as Co-Chair for GFANZ

Bloomberg’s Vice Chair of Global Public Policy Mary Schapiro to Serve as GFANZ Vice Chair
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GLASGOW, Scotland, November 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions and Global Ambassador for the UN’s Race to Zero Campaign Michael R. Bloomberg announced he will join Mark Carney as co-chair for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), a private sector-led initiative anchored in the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero framework.

Bloomberg Tackles Air Pollution - Inside and Out

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Breathe in, breathe out. The average human takes this subconscious action 20,000 times a day. It’s easy to take for granted that the air surrounds us is healthy and clean, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO) an estimated nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe dirty air.

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