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September 16, 2015 — Weekly News

Putting Focus on a Deadly – but Preventable – Problem

By Michael R. Bloomberg 

More than 1.2 million people are killed in traffic crashes every year. Ninety percent of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries, where cities are growing rapidly along with the number of cars on the road. Unless we act quickly, traffic crashes will rise from the world's ninth-leading cause of death today to the seventh-leading cause by 2030 -- which could claim as many as 1.8 million lives each year.

This is a serious and preventable problem that hasn't gotten nearly enough attention. Thankfully, that's starting to change: This year, for the first time, substantially reducing traffic deaths is one of the targets of the UN's proposed Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 11, which aims to "make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable."  

Continue reading the op-ed on the Huffington Post


MIke Bloomberg Joins Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman in Unveiling New Digital Signage in Times Square

"Earlier this morning, Morgan Stanley unveiled a multi-media experience outside global headquarters at 1585 Broadway in Times Square.

Everything on display was designed and created in partnership with Bloomberg’s Marketing team-representing a new and unusual undertaking for the team, though it stemmed from a Bloomberg specialty: data.

Read the full blog post here.


Olafur Eliasson is Kickstarting a solar-powered phone charger 
Olafur Eliasson & Little Sun continue to redefine reliable energy access with LittleSun Charge. Read More
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Grantees of Arts Innovation and Management Program
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Chinese Cities as Leaders in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Efforts 
New report highlights current progress and opportunities for low-carbon urban development in Chinese cities. Read More
Bloomberg Philanthropies, King Baudouin Foundation and Foundation Center Launch Equal Footing Online Portal
Equal Footing Tool Connects Funders with NGOs Supporting Women’s Economic Development in Central Africa Read More
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