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Data for Social Good: Bloomberg's Efforts Continue

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com.

At Bloomberg, we believe that equal access to information is a social good; it is a principle fundamentally linked to good business.

Mike Bloomberg’s Letter on Philanthropy

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.org.

Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.

Mike Bloomberg: Five Reasons I'm Going to India

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP
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The writer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and former mayor of New York City.

The last time I visited India was shortly before I was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Now, as India's role on the global stage is rapidly growing, I'm going back. Here's why:

Rethinking Transportation in Cities

Creating more livable cities through accessible public transportation
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Peter Harris | UPS 

Founder of Bloomber LP, Michael Bloomberg on Climate Change, the UN, and Obama

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Founder of Bloomberg LP Michael Bloomberg recently discussed his appointment as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and his involvement with C40 Cities with Forbes.

Read the full interview on Forbes.

Connected Cities Blog Shares AECOM Insights for an Improved Urban Future

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LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.

"Cities Are Laboratories Of Change" On Climate Issues

An interview with Bloomberg LP founder Michael R. Bloomberg
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The cover story for the January 2014 issue of "Cities Today" magazine features Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and currently President of the Board for the C40.  In the piece, Bloomberg discusses how he will continue to work with C40 Cities and through his philanthropy to empower cities and mayors to continue to play a critical role in addressing the challenges of climate change. "Whether tackling the environment or crime or education or transportation, mayors are expected to deliver results.

Groundbreaking Data On The Impact C40 Cities Are Having On Climate Change

Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of C40 releases new report
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Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), recently released the the latest editiion of the Climate Action in Megacities Report (CAM 2.0). C40 is a 66 member global network of cities taking actions - like implementing bus rapid transit systems, improving waste management systems, and implementing energy efficienct building codes - to reduce green house emissions and increase urban resiliiency in relation to the impacts of climate change.

Founder of Bloomberg LP Mike Bloomberg Appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

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Mike Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and currently President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has been appointed to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change to the United Nations. In this role, Bloomberg will work with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to foster further climate actions among cities to combat the growing impacts of climate change and severe weather.

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