Bloomberg Philanthropies: Through Our Instagram Lens



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In 2015, our work spanned the globe and the spectrum of opportunities, from safeguarding public health on the roads and encouraging local climate action to boosting the arts and empowering women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2015 in Review: A Breakout Year for Climate Action

2015 was a pivotal year for the environment, with a broad spectrum of sustainability successes and climate action pledges. The movement (and the planet) received boosts on all fronts from corporate executives, religious leaders, and elected officials.

For those of us working to enhance awareness of and commitments to sustainability, this year offered much desired gratification and hard fought vindication. Our work is far from complete, but the events of 2015 have certainly strengthened the foundation for an abundant, sustainable future.

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Top CSR Trends of 2015: Cone Communications - The Minute

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It’s that time of the year to sum up the significant CSR trends that emerged in 2015. And what a year for CSR it was: from the Global Citizen Festival to COP21 to hundreds of conferences and events, CSR and sustainability were in the spotlight as never before.

We'll Always Have Paris: Vivienne Walt on COP21

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Victor Hugo said of Paris that nothing was more fantastic, more tragic, or more sublime. Will the same ever be said of the COP 21 climate agreement brokered this month in the iconic city?  This week on Sea Change Radio, we re-cap the Climate Summit with prominent freelance journalist Vivienne Walt.

COP21 Landmark Climate Accord Affirms JLL's Focus on the Long-Term Sustainability of its Business & Client Advice

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CHICAGO, December 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Following an historic Paris agreement where 195 nations committed to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, JLL is looking ahead to consider how COP21 will affect JLL’s clients, employees and investors.

The Path After Paris and the Power of Technology

By Tim Fleming

On December 12,  the COP21 climate summit in Paris culminated in an historic agreement that was unanimously adopted by 195 nations. The agreement was the result of two weeks of intense negotiations between almost every country on the planet. Years of effort from government, business and civil society fueled the momentum for a substantive and strong international accord. Having successfully achieved that goal, the hard work now begins.

Climate Talks Are Over, Now What?

Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. But never before has there been so much work still to do.

No doubt, the agreement reached in Paris to limit global warming, reduce carbon emissions, adopt clean technologies, and assist poor countries that have been impacted by climate change is historic. Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. Never before have we had such a framework for cooperation.

The Importance of City Action in Combating Climate Change During COP21 in Paris


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Mike Bloomberg traveled to Paris during the first week of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in his role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. During his 5-day trip he hosted and spoke at several events and made numerous announcements significant to his UN Envoy role.

Climate Deal is Good News for our Future

Mars leaders react to historic COP21 achievement: “It’s just the beginning”
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After two weeks of intense negotiations at COP21 in Paris, a meaningful global deal on climate change is finally in place. 

Mars celebrates this remarkable step towards securing a safe, sustainable planet for our children. 

But as a global business, what do we do now?

How Do We Stop Climate Change?

Interview with Roland Busch, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens, at COP21
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