As we’ve seen in New York City and cities around the world: capital follows culture. Investing in the arts is now more important than ever, and the Shed will benefit all of New York – driving economic growth and helping to keep our city at the forefront of arts and culture. As a supporter of the project from its conception in 2005, I'm honored to help see it through to completion.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has worked closely with the United Nations on a number of issues, from climate change to public health to economic development. Honored to welcome new Secretary-General António Guterres to our foundation tonight, and eager to continue working together on big global challenges.
Doubt a little of your infallibility. As you graduates make your way in the world, and as you get involved in public issues in one form or another, I hope you will always carry those words with you. Congratulations and best of luck to Villanova University’s class of 2017.
Part of the problem with addressing noncommunicable diseases is that national governments have tended to treat these causes of death as problems without solutions. However, mayors look at it differently. They know that solutions are out there. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Partnership for Healthy Cities will help bring those solutions closer to cities, and most importantly, their citizens.
There’s a lot to be hopeful for in the fight against climate change. Citizens, businesses and governments can all take steps – big and small – to make our society healthier, our planet cleaner and our economy stronger. #ClimateofHope
A big myth about noncommunicable diseases like cancer and diabetes is that they’re inevitable. But the opposite is true. The new Partnership for Healthy Cities will support cities through implementing a proven policy intervention to fight these preventable diseases and injuries.
Noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, as well as injuries account for 44 million deaths every year – 8 in 10 deaths globally – and cost the world’s economy trillions of dollars. Small changes at the local level can save many of those lives. That’s why I’m launching a new initiative that unites mayors around the world to beat these threats. #Cities4Health
If you had told my professors in school that I would one day publish a book and it would make The New York Times Best Sellers List, they would have said you're crazy. But just like Carl Pope and I, they would be glad to know that so many people believe there is hope for saving our planet from climate change. Thanks to the many supporters and mayors in the states and abroad – it’s their... View details ⇨
Each year, road traffic crashes account for 1.25 million deaths. As part of my role as the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Prevention, we're taking a look at how cities can help in this effort by reimagining and redesigning urban infrastructure. [ Mikebloom.bg Link ]
While we may not agree on everything, Carl and I wrote #ClimateofHope because of our shared optimism about our ability to win the battle against climate change. A lifelong environmentalist, Carl Pope shares his perspective on what led to our book. climateofhope.com
This is a critical moment for global economies. Business and government must work together to solve the issues affecting us all. To do this, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum will convene heads of state, government officials, and business and NGO leaders to discuss how we can stimulate growth and opportunity for economies around the world.
We can save so many lives by just slowing down. In conjunction with the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, as World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General and Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, we’re raising awareness and supporting measures to reduce traffic speeds and gather better data on road safety: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ]
Philanthropy has the power to save lives and change the world for the better. Sat down with Katie Couric for Town & Country’s annual philanthropy issue, discussing climate change and other pressing causes – on newsstands May 17th.
There are plenty of contentious military challenges worth debating, but our government won’t get to them if the only subjects of conversation in the Pentagon or Congress are spending, a false “readiness” crisis and exaggerated warnings about a “hollow force.”
With the Sierra Club, we’ve helped retire 251 of the nation’s 523 coal plants since 2010 – but that decline in power plants isn’t the main culprit behind the loss of coal mining jobs. It’s due to technology and automation that there are only some 65,000 jobs left, and that won’t change in the years ahead. It’s time to move forward by ending coal production and helping coal communities make the... View details ⇨