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.
By the Numbers
300 charities in
around the world
dedicated 30,000 hours to helping neighbors in need around the world
1,700 units of blood
19 nonprofit partners
to under-served adults and children across several U.S. cities
on environmental stewardship—helping clean and revitalize local parks, rivers, and beaches in
Bloomberg Startup grew and worked to expand awareness, inspiration, and skills in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, and news literacy for students
around the world participated in workshops and programs designed to encourage the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs through its mentor program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.