More than 2,000 Bloomberg employees dedicated 17,370 hours of hands-on action supporting local greening efforts in 33 cities around the world in 2018. Bloomberg employees were dedicated to preserving and restoring our local green spaces throughout the year. In Sydney, nearly 80 employees contributed almost 200 volunteer hours to the Royal Botanic Garden’s Community Greening Project, which improves social cohesion and public health and reduces crime through communal gardening projects.
In partnership with the Sierra Club, we have helped to close more than half of U.S. coal power plants – 286 out of 530, and counting – since 2011. Recently, we set a new goal of retiring every remaining U.S. coal plant by 2030. And we are launching an ambitious new stage of the campaign called Beyond Carbon. It is a grassroots effort to help move America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean-energy economy.
Women ascending the career ladder often need sponsorship, and that can sometimes mean sponsorship from an influential male leader. Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer tells Fast Company why it's important at Bloomberg, and how a diverse and inclusive population is crucial for the quality in decision making, execution, and ultimately performance.
At Bloomberg, sustainability considerations are integrated into everything we do – from the way we operate our business and develop our products to giving back to our communities.
In fact, many of our sustainable projects begin with an employee’s idea. No idea is too small or too big to rally for support. Whether it’s drinking from a re-usable water bottle or installing solar panels, our company is a place where smart sustainable ideas can be put into action.
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Bloomberg's Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance Curtis Ravenel joined Nasdaq's Tomorrow's Capital Podcast and discussed the mainstreaming of ESG, the future of the industry and our work on the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Listen to the full episode here.
There’s little question that women are underrepresented in the global media sector. While companies say they are improving on this, a quick flipping of the channels on cable television often reveals man after man after man at the anchor desk—particularly in the business and finance media world. Women continue to chip away at that glass ceiling, and of course, more have entrenched themselves into leadership positions at top global companies.
Bloomberg began investigating renewable energy projects in 2008; our first project, a 1.8 megawatt (MW) solar installation in New Jersey, began providing us with energy in 2012. In 2018, we obtained energy from six on- and off-site solar and wind sites. Our newest installation, a 20MW wind farm in Arkwright, New York, started providing us with energy in October 2018.