Mike Bloomberg
01/19/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
President Barack Obama, thank you for your service. #TBT
RMB Working Group aims to create US–China partnerships. Thank you Tung Chee-Hwa & the China General Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our progress.
The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report details the $1 trillion burden economies around the world are facing due to tobacco use. By accelerating the adoption of effective tobacco control interventions available today, we can lower costs, help prevent noncommunicable diseases, and save millions of lives.

Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

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Honored to have met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia earlier this week.
Noncommunicable diseases, including tobacco use, are persistent killers that represent 80% of deaths worldwide. Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with more than 110 countries, representing nearly 4B people, in the last decade to pass strong tobacco control laws and will continue to build on this progress over the next 10 years.

Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit

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A fitting selection for Queens Tribune's Person of the Year, Dennis Walcott has left an imprint on New York City that will last for generations to come – and best of all, he’s still hard at work for the borough he calls home and the city he loves.

Dennis Walcott: Queens Tribune's Person of the Year

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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! ❄
Geospatial intelligence is a critical field of study that guides decisions in technology every day. Thanks to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Director Robert Cardillo, and Deputy Director Sue Gordon for my visit to HQ today.
We are writing this book because we believe that it’s time for a new type of conversation about climate change. #ClimateofHope comes out April 2017: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ].
In 2017, the biggest changes in the way we live won’t be driven by Washington. They will be driven by cities – leading the way in improving infrastructure, education and more.

Michael Bloomberg: Where Washington Fails, Cities Will Act

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The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has released a new Recommendations Report, outlining voluntary steps toward greater transparency around climate disclosure – aimed to make financial markets more efficient, and economies more resilient.

Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

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By providing guidance on financial modeling, business development strategy, and more, Bloomberg LP and Goldman Sachs’ 10K Small Businesses program aims to support solutions that accelerate growth. Today, we graduated the U.K.’s first two national cohorts – adding them to our network of nearly 5,000 businesses.
In a new op-ed with Financial Stability Board Chair Mark Carney, we expand on why financial disclosure is essential to a market-based solution to combating climate change.

Michael Bloomberg and Mark Carney: How to make a profit from defeating climate change

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Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Aspen Institute, and Ithaka S+R are going to help top colleges and universities around the country attract, enroll, and graduate 50,000 talented, lower-income students by 2025.

American Talent Initiative | Expanding Access and Opportunity in Higher Ed

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If we're serious about promoting social mobility in America, we need to ensure that every qualified high school student in the U.S. has an opportunity to attend and graduate from a top college.

Make Colleges Diverse

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One of my favorite things: a visit from Oprah Winfrey as she dropped by Bloomberg LP HQ today.
Our new Risky Business report, “From Risk to Return: Investing in a Clean Energy Economy” clarifies not only the environmental benefits of low-carbon energy but also the significant new opportunities it will create for American business.

Financial heavyweights highlight attractive investment prospects for low carbon economy

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10 years ago, we began our tobacco control initiative. India, China, Uruguay, and Turkey are just a few examples where we’ve seen progress in reducing tobacco use. We still have a long way to go – especially in low- and middle-income countries, but our new investment will help accelerate these efforts: [ Bloombg.org Link ].
Tobacco use is expected to kill 1 billion people this century if nothing is done. Reducing tobacco use is one of our greatest opportunities to save lives and prevent suffering: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ].
We have a lot of hard work ahead, but these mayors and C40 Cities have never been in a better position to lead the way: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ].