Bloomberg Global Business Forum

September 25, 2019

New York City

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Third Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum Concludes Underscoring Urgency of Public-Private Partnerships to Address Climate Change and Economic Instability

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, mayor of New York City 2002-2013, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries, hosted the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. GBF brought together more than 50 heads of state and delegation with over 200 CEOs to discuss solutions to the rising threats of economic and environmental instability.

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Michael R. Bloomberg and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Announce Partnership to Strengthen Global Investment in India

At the third annual Global Business Forum, Michael R. Bloomberg welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announced two new initiatives in partnership with the Government of India, focused on strengthening international investment. These two new initiatives – partnering with India to navigate inclusion in global benchmark indices, and supporting the development of India’s International Financial Services Center (IFSC) at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (“GIFT City”) – will leverage Bloomberg’s expertise and connectivity to help international investors access India’s capital markets, in turn providing India’s businesses and government with new funds to invest and grow.

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Climate Finance Leadership Initiative and European Development Finance Institutions Partner to Drive Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) and the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) announced a partnership that will advance the public-private collaboration vital to closing the climate finance gap in emerging markets. EDFI and the CFLI will engage their members with the aim of building project pipelines, managing risks, and broadening opportunities for private-sector financing and investment in emerging and frontier markets.

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Michael Bloomberg, State of California and Planet Partner to Deliver New Satellite Climate Data Solutions

Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action; California Governor Gavin Newsom; and Planet, the San Francisco-based earth-imaging company, announced Satellites for Climate Action, a new initiative that will use satellite data to inform and accelerate climate protection. The coordinated effort will bring together governments, philanthropists, environmental groups, and technology companies to use satellite technologies to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and turn satellite data into actionable information. The initiative was unveiled at the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum.

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More Than 50 Heads of State and Delegation, and Over 200 CEOs, Confirmed to Attend the Third Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Michael Bloomberg announced the official program for the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF), which will take place on September 25, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. More than 50 heads of state and delegation from six continents, along with over 200 of the world’s most prominent business leaders, have committed to attend the Forum he is hosting to address the rise of economic and environmental instability.

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Third Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum Keynote to Be Delivered by Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi

The initial program for the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) was announced. GBF will open on September 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Plaza Hotel with remarks from Michael Bloomberg and a keynote address by the Honorable Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, which will be followed by a conversation between Prime Minister Modi and Mr. Bloomberg focusing on opportunities to strengthen global economic stability, tackle climate change, promote economic growth, and advance technologies that can improve society. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the day-long Forum is the leading public-private gathering alongside the 74th United Nations General Assembly convening hundreds of CEOs and heads of state and government.

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Michael Bloomberg to Host 2019 Global Business Forum, Bringing Together Heads of State and International CEOs to Address Restoring Global Economic Stability and Investing in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Michael R. Bloomberg announced the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) will be held in New York City on Wednesday, September 25th at the Plaza Hotel during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, this year the day-long forum will focus on aligning governments and businesses on combatting the greatest current threats to global prosperity – the rise of economic and environmental instability.

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Second Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum Concludes with Government and Business Leaders Working Together to Promote Global Trade and Investment

As the Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) came to a close today, more than 70 heads of state and delegation from six continents and over 200 CEOs came together to discuss shared issues and mutual opportunities including trade, globalization, innovation, and competition, supported by several new public-private partnerships, investment announcements, and global agreements. The record attendance by world leaders made the Forum this year’s largest gathering of heads of state outside a formal government summit.

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Renowned Business Leaders Welcome Landmark Agreement on International Migration

Numerous leaders of major multinational companies endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Global Compact for Migration) today at the second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum, a gathering of more than 70 heads of state and delegation, and 200 of the world’s most prominent business leaders, to strengthen economic prosperity and collaborate on trade issues, globalization, innovation, and competition.

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Ford Motor Co., Uber and Lyft Announce Agreement to Share Data Through New Platform that Gives Cities and Mobility Companies New Tools to Manage Congestion, Cut Greenhouse Gases and Reduce Crashes

Ford Motor Company, Uber and Lyft today announced an unprecedented commitment to SharedStreets, a new data platform designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities around the world and leverage data to improve urban mobility. The data sets pledged by the companies will provide the public and private sectors with new tools to manage curb space in order to reduce congestion and emissions that cause climate change; improve the efficiency of city streets by making it easier for everyone to get around; and save lives by preventing traffic crashes. The groundbreaking public-private partnership is the result of a collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Open Transport Partnership and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the consortium behind the innovative SharedStreets data platform.

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