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2014-04-09 16:21:53

The world's oceans get support from Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Susan and David Rockefeller, and Adrian Grenier NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, honored Michael R. Bloomberg at its annual New York City Gala last night. Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Susan and David Rockefeller hosted the festivities. Longtime Oceana supporter Adrian Grenier was also in attendance. The evening...

2014-04-07 12:29:13

Innovation Summit Gathers Global Mayors and Urban Leaders to Discuss Bold, Replicable Ideas Shaping Cities, September 28-30, 2014 WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies will convene global mayors and leading urban thinkers for the second annual "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges," to be held this year in Los Angeles, CA, from September 28-30. The multiday summit will engage leaders...

2014-04-04 12:21:57

LONDON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the addition of Boston - the largest city in New England - to its growing network, making it the 67(th) global city to become a member. "I am excited to welcome Boston to the C40. Founded in 1630, the city has a history of developing and successfully implementing innovative solutions to urban challenges," said C40 Chair, Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro. "Boston,...

2014-03-31 08:25:04

NEW YORK, LONDON and PARIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LexiFi and Bloomberg today announced the integration of LexiFi's technology into the Bloomberg Professional service, the financial data and information platform used globally by more than 319,000 financial professionals. LexiFi's Instrument Box, the company's core derivative technology, provides a scripting language for contract description and automatic user interface generation, exhaustive...

2014-03-27 08:34:33

New Advocacy Grants Will Strengthen Reproductive Health Rights in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of a multi-faceted $50 million reproductive health program to prevent maternal deaths and help more women freely and safely make decisions about when to have children. At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Michael R. Bloomberg committed $50 million to Family Planning 2020...

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2014-01-31 16:21:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Michael R. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his efforts to mobilize action among cities as part of a strategy to combat climate change. As Special Envoy, Michael R. Bloomberg will work with...

Outgoing NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Signs Indoor E-Cigarette Ban
2014-01-01 06:10:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In one of his final acts as the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law expanding the Big Apple’s ban on indoor smoking to include electronic cigarettes, various media outlets have reported. According to a CNN.com blog, Bloomberg gave his seal of approval Tuesday to an initiative expanding the city’s Smoke Free Air Act. Now, use of the battery-operated devices will be prohibited in offices, bars, restaurants and...

2013-12-17 08:23:23

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes begins tenure as C40 Chair; Former Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg named President of C40 Board; Former London Mayoral Adviser and Director of ARUP Mark Watts appointed as C40 Executive Director; C40 announces new Board of Directors, including outgoing Executive Director Jay Carson; Strategic funding commitments by CIFF, Realdania and Bloomberg Philanthropies NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the C40 Cities...

2013-12-16 08:21:54

CDP's CITIES PROGRAM RECEIVES $4.1 MILLION GRANT FROM BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES Funding Will Broaden Existing Research Partnership with C40 NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CDP -- a leading international NGO -- today announced that it is greatly expanding its support for the world's cities to report on their local greenhouse gas emissions and identify actionable solutions to combat climate change. CDP offers cities, companies and investors the only global environmental...