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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...

2014-03-27 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...

2014-01-31 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...

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...

2013-11-26 12:25:29

Presents Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with Distinguished Public Health Leadership Award NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute raised over $2 million at its annual Life Without Lupus Gala 2013 to support innovative novel research that can improve care while advancing towards a cure. Nearly 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, government, business, art, music and health care communities joined to help turn lupus...

2013-11-26 12:22:52

Mayor Bloomberg To Stay On As President Of The C40 Board NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced that Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has been elected to succeed New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as the new Chair of the C40 Steering Committee. Mayor Bloomberg will stay on as President of the C40 Board. The Steering Committee is made up of Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta,...

2013-10-17 16:21:18

- Major funders joined Michael R. Bloomberg and Vice President Al Gore to commemorate SASB's progress to develop sustainability accounting standards for 80+ industries in 10 sectors - SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board(TM) (SASB)(TM), a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S., last week celebrated its first year anniversary of standards...

2013-09-30 23:25:02

New York City Economic Development Corporation Selects LaunchLM’s Parent Organization Alliance for Downtown New York as a Winner of Wireless Corridor Challenge; 1.2 Million Square Feet of additional Free WiFi to be Introduced in Lower Manhattan this December New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 In a huge stepping-stone for LaunchLM, a new enterprise to build community amongst the growing and robust technology sector in Lower Manhattan, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today selected the...

2013-09-24 08:26:36

Competition Calls for European Cities to Generate Bold Solutions to Common Challenges - and Share Them with the World NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that solve major problems and improve city life - and that ultimately can be shared with other cities. Modeled on a successful inaugural competition in the United...