Bloomberg Philanthropies Knows Good Things Come From Taking Risks
Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, has an expansive approach to philanthropy. He has donated $3.3 billion to charity, and his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies is ranked among the most innovative organisations in the U.S. Bloomberg is willing to finance programs that could be controversial if they fail because he is willing to take risks and try new things. After all, as founder of a global data and media company, Bloomberg LP, and the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013, Bloomberg’s decades of experience as a leader in the public and private sectors informs Bloomberg Philanthropies’ ability to deliver real, meaningful, and lasting change around the world. He understands only too well the need to take a gamble.
Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts & culture. The organisation has a distinct approach to driving change. For example, it has joined forces with the Sierra Club on the Beyond Coal campaign, a $50 million commitment over four years, to end America’s energy dependence on coal. This unique partnership’s goal is to shut down one-third of the nation's aging coal plants by 2020 and move America toward cleaner energy sources.
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