Bloomberg L.P.

Making a Difference in Our Communities

Bloomberg L.P.’s philanthropy and engagement programming builds on a culture of giving developed by founder Mike Bloomberg. Philanthropic initiatives engage employees from across the company in service activities in cities where Bloomberg has offices, while programs like Bloomberg Startup aim to inspire the next generation of leaders through a diverse range of mentoring and education initiatives.

Bloomberg's Global Philanthropy & Engagement Program

Global Reach, Local Impact

Bloomberg employees in São Paulo host a holiday party at the Casa Ondina Lobo home for senior citizens
Bloomberg employees in São Paulo host a holiday party at the Casa Ondina Lobo home for senior citizens

Using a global workforce for good

In 2015, more than 9,800 employees volunteered more than 86,800 hours with 300 charities in 56 cities around the world. More than half of all Bloomberg employees around the world contributed their spirit, talents, labor, and work ethic to their communities.

Employees across the company participated in service activities—assisting neighbors in need, revitalizing cities, and inspiring the next generation of leaders through a diverse range of mentoring and education initiatives.

Many employees brought family and friends, expanding Bloomberg’s impact in communities worldwide.

Bloomberg employees and their families help clean up Governors Island Park in New York
Bloomberg employees and their families help clean up Governors Island Park in New York

By the Numbers

In 2015, more than

9,800 employees

volunteered more than

86,800 hours

with

300 charities in

56 cities

around the world

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7,000 employees

dedicated 30,000 hours to helping neighbors in need around the world

Employees set a company record for blood donations, in
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15 offices

worldwide

Participating employees donated
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1,700 units of blood

benefiting
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19 nonprofit partners

and potentially saving more than
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5,100 lives

Employees donated a record
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11,000 coats

to under-served adults and children across several U.S. cities

Nearly
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2,000 employees

Gave more than
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10,000 hours

on environmental stewardship—helping clean and revitalize local parks, rivers, and beaches in

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21 cities

Bloomberg Startup grew and worked to expand awareness, inspiration, and skills in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, and news literacy for students

More than
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2,500 employees

around the world participated in workshops and programs designed to encourage the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs through its mentor program

Program Highlights

Tradebook Charity Day
Tradebook Charity Day

Bloomberg Tradebook donated the day’s almost $1 million in commissions to 20 participating charities, including Harlem RBI, the Child Mind Institute, and the Endometriosis Foundation.

Bloomberg Teams Up with Veterans Aid and Habitat for Humanity
Bloomberg Teams Up with Veterans Aid and Habitat for Humanity

In 2015, 561 employees in London volunteered to rebuild “Veterans House,” a collaboration with Veterans Aid and Habitat for Humanity to refurbish a Veterans Aid center in East London. The center provides free housing to homeless veterans in need of crisis support.

Expansion of Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Coaching Session Program
Expansion of Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Coaching Session Program

In conjunction with Goldman Sachs, sessions were hosted in New York and London. In the past two years, more than 200 Bloomberg and Goldman employees have volunteered to give 34 American and 14 British small-business owners a cumulative 1,500 hours of strategic advice.

BLP Media Initiative Africa

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) brings together business and media leaders, academics, and Bloomberg employees in News and Global Data to strengthen economic and financial reporting in Africa, to improve access to information, and to enhance transparency on the continent. In 2015, 260 journalists, business, government, and civil society professionals completed the business journalism training program.

Partnership with Citi for Its 10th Annual Global Community Day
Partnership with Citi for Its 10th Annual Global Community Day

More than 200 Bloomberg employees and their families joined Citi employees, including Citi CEO Michael Corbat, in 12 community volunteer projects in four global cities.

Bloomberg Startup in Singapore
Bloomberg Startup in Singapore

Launched in fall 2015, Bloomberg Startup in Singapore is designed to reach more than 500 junior college and polytechnic students through Junior Achievement’s networks, providing workshops in global financial markets, financial data and journalism, communications, and leadership.

Helping Neighbors in Need
Helping Neighbors in Need

Bloomberg volunteers in New Jersey help America’s Grow-A-Row pick and deliver free fresh produce for families in need. In 2015, employees spent 6,900 hours helping to combat hunger and provide meals at 37 nonprofits in 15 cities around the world.

Protecting Local Parks and Beaches
Protecting Local Parks and Beaches

Bloomberg volunteers helped clean up Sandy Bay Beach with the Nature Conservancy in Hong Kong. In 2015, employees gave more than 10,000 hours to environmental stewardship by cleaning and revitalizing local parks, rivers, and beaches in 21 cities around the world.