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Aug 20, 2014, 08:00 ET

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Major New Investment In City Halls' Capacity To Innovate

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $45 million investment to boost the capacity of city halls to use innovation to tackle major...

Jun 30, 2014, 05:30 ET

New Report from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Nesta Highlights 20 Leading Government Innovation Teams around the Globe

Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, released a new report which highlights 20 of the world's top innovation...

Apr 23, 2014, 01:36 ET
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Veintiún ciudades avanzan en el Mayors Challenge de Bloomberg Philanthropies para crear soluciones ante retos urbanos

-- Veintiún ciudades europeas avanzan en el concurso Mayors Challenge de Bloomberg Philanthropies para crear soluciones innovadoras ante...

Apr 23, 2014, 01:34 ET
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Wettbewerb um innovative Lösungen zu vordringlichen urbanen Herausforderungen: Bloomberg Philanthropies benennt 21 europäische Städte als Finalisten im Mayors Challenge

-- Die Finalisten aus einem Feld von insgesamt 155 Bewerbern sind nun im Rennen um Preisgelder von insgesamt 9 Millionen Euro und erhalten die...

Apr 23, 2014, 01:33 ET
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Vingt et une villes européennes progressent dans le concours Mayors Challenge de Bloomberg Philanthropies visant à trouver des solutions innovantes aux problèmes urbains

-- Parmi les 155 candidates, les finalistes sont en lice pour recevoir un total de 9 millions d'euros ; les villes se réuniront...

Apr 23, 2014, 01:21 ET
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Twenty-one European Cities Advance in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge Competition to Create Innovative Solutions to Urban Challenges

 Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a...

Apr 22, 2014, 07:00 ET

Bloomberg Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Impact Investment in Little Sun, Creators of Solar-Powered Lamps Delivering Light to Off-Grid Populations in Africa

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by...

Mar 27, 2014, 08:19 ET

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $50 Million Reproductive Health Program

 Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of a multi-faceted $50 million reproductive health program to prevent maternal deaths and...

Feb 27, 2014, 09:09 ET

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $10 Million to Save Children from Drowning

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg...

Feb 19, 2014, 04:00 ET
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155 ciudades presentan ideas para resolver los retos urbanos a través del Mayors Challenge de Bloomberg Philanthropies

-- 155 ciudades europeas presentan ideas nuevas y creativas para resolver los retos urbanos urgentes a través del Mayors Challenge...

Feb 19, 2014, 04:00 ET
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Jan 31, 2014, 13:38 ET

Michael R. Bloomberg Appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations...

Jan 30, 2014, 11:22 ET

Cities of Service Appoints Myung J. Lee As Executive Director To Lead Major Expansion

$4.6 Million Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies Will Help Organization Spin Out and Provide More Programs and Resources for Mayors and...

Jan 29, 2014, 07:00 ET

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches The Vibrant Oceans Initiative, A $53 Million Commitment To Reverse Declining Fish Supply

Promotes Reforms to Boost Fish Populations, Ensuring Sustainable Supplies of Fish for Food and Income Five-Year Commitment is the First Program to...

Dec 16, 2013, 07:00 ET

Groundbreaking Environmental Partnership To Be Expanded

CDP's CITIES PROGRAM RECEIVES $4.1 MILLION GRANT FROM BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES Funding Will Broaden Existing Research Partnership with C40...

Dec 10, 2013, 08:00 ET

Cities of Service Awards $1 Million To 23 U.S. Cities To Implement Volunteer Initiatives That Address Pressing City Needs - Funded By Bloomberg Philanthropies

Cities Will Use Funds to Launch Innovative Programs Focused on Education, Neighborhood Revitalization, Health, Sustainability, and More...

Dec 04, 2013, 04:00 ET
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Plus de 180 villes européennes de 29 pays participent au concours Mayors Challenge 2013-2014 de la fondation Bloomberg Philanthropies depuis son lancement

-- Le taux de participation rappelle celui de l'édition originale du concours aux États-Unis ; les villes se disputent un...

Dec 04, 2013, 04:00 ET
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Über 180 europäische Städte aus 29 Ländern haben sich bereits für die Mayors Challenge 2013-2014 von Bloomberg Philanthropies angemeldet

-- Teilnahmequote ebenso hoch wie zuvor in den USA Städte können Preisgelder in Höhe von 9 Millionen Euro gewinnen --...

Dec 04, 2013, 04:00 ET
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Más de 180 ciudades europeas de 29 países se han sumado al Mayors Challenge 2013-2014 de Bloomberg Philanthropies desde su presentación

-- La tasa de participación iguala a la del concurso inaugural en EE. UU.; las ciudades compiten por 9 millones de euros en...