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As sustainability becomes an increasingly important component of driving business value, diversifying investment strategies and managing operational risk, Bloomberg’s sustainable finance solutions provide asset owners, investors and companies with relevant data and analytics.
GRI: 102-2; 102-6
The Bloomberg Professional® service (the Terminal) is the most powerful and flexible platform for financial professionals, market-movers and industry influencers who need real-time data, news and analytics to make smarter, faster and more informed decisions. Our product offerings integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data into financial analysis, making it relevant and actionable for the financial community. Thousands of companies now provide detailed extra-financial information. Regulations are mandating increased management disclosure and analysis on sustainability, and investors are analyzing the comprehensive risks and opportunities of issuers in public and private markets. Bloomberg offers actionable analyst insights and market intelligence, data and valuation models and up-to-the-minute sustainable finance news. All connected to a powerful community of influential decision-makers at the heart of the financial markets.
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Bloomberg ESG data is collected from published company disclosures and then integrated into the Bloomberg Equities and Intelligence services, along with all of Bloomberg’s cutting-edge analytics.
The Bloomberg Professional® service offers industry-leading data, analysis and solutions crucial for equity research, investment and trade execution—all on an integrated platform. Bloomberg Sustainable Finance products enable investors across asset classes to understand the risks and opportunities associated with potential investments or counterparties as the market continues to embrace Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors.
Bloomberg has researched 20,000 of the most actively traded public companies and obtained ESG data disclosed by more than 9,100 companies; we have also gathered executive compensation data for more than 5,600 companies in 69 countries — and are increasing coverage every day. This information includes data on energy and emissions, waste, gender diversity on the board, percent of independent directors, workforce accidents and other data fields. Bloomberg also provides sustainability news, research, indices, funds, legal and regulatory information as well as robust screening, scoring and other portfolio optimization tools.
Bloomberg ESG data is collected from published company disclosures and integrated into the Bloomberg Equities and Intelligence services. ESG data on the Bloomberg Terminal is fully integrated with all of Bloomberg’s cutting-edge analytics, such as the new ESG Terminal page, Equity Screener (EQS), Portfolio Analytics (PORT) and Relative Value (RV) and our Excel-based models, including our ESG Scorecard and Carbon Footprint Tool. In addition, we have developed ratios and key performance indicators to better compare and analyze companies on ESG metrics.
Water Risk Valuation Tool
The Water Risk Valuation Tool is a practical, high-level demonstration tool that illustrates how water risk can be incorporated into company valuation models. With a focus on gold and copper mining companies, the tool models potential asset stranding based on conditions of future physical water scarcity, and estimates the effects of this water risk factor on earnings and share price. The tool was developed in partnership with the Natural Capital Declaration (managed by the UNEP Finance Initiative and Global Canopy Programme), with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).
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Bloomberg is committed to increasing the visibility of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities for investors. We have launched a new ESG company analysis page to increase transparency and provide context around company ESG data. By providing access to smart ESG information, Bloomberg can help investors make more informed decisions.
Our ESG dashboard allows customers to select the company they want to analyze and provides a quick snapshot of that particular company or industry, including key metrics, ESG scores and peer analysis. This enhancement enables our customers to make more informed investment decisions about a company’s sustainability performance relative to its industry and peers, as well as providing context on otherwise hard-to-quantify performance or third-party scores.
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Bloomberg Intelligence: BI ESG
With 200+ research analysts providing in-depth analyses, ideas and data sets, users can review major ESG factors alongside the macro-sector picture and company-level operating, financial and valuation information.
Bloomberg Intelligence provides in-depth analysis, commentary and data sets on 130+ industries and 1,500+ companies across 10 major sectors and 20 economies. We also cover the government factors, credit, litigation and legislation that can impact decision-making. We put the data, analytics and insights at the fingertips of customers to facilitate creative investment ideas, simplify strategic and financing recommendations and produce compelling presentations.
Dedicated environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis from Bloomberg Intelligence integrates material company and industry ESG key performance indicators, comprehensive and proprietary fundamentals data and the insight of the wider Bloomberg Intelligence analyst team.
This platform provides unique, data-driven insights into sustainability themes, including climate change, water, safety and corporate governance that present real risks and opportunities for whole industries and individual companies. Collaboration with industry experts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg BNA and Bloomberg News ensures that Bloomberg Intelligence ESG research is both expansive and timely, providing clients with a deeper level of insight to help them make fully informed investment decisions.
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News: Sustainable Finance
Bloomberg’s Sustainable Finance Brief is a weekly newsletter that provides actionable insights for investors following sustainable, responsible and impact investment strategies. It is the go-to source for spotting opportunities created by the transition to a more sustainable global economy.
Bloomberg News aims to be the definitive chronicle of capitalism by covering everything that matters in global business and finance. Today, approximately 2,600 journalists in 120 countries publish more than 5,000 stories per day that are delivered to Bloomberg Terminal subscribers.
Bloomberg Brief’s weekly newsletter on sustainable finance provides actionable insights for investors following sustainable, responsible and impact investment strategies.
Bloomberg focuses its coverage on six key areas that are most important to Bloomberg customers: business, finance, markets, economics, technology and power, which includes politics and government. In addition to the Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg journalism appears across all its digital properties, including Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg mobile, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio and, in print, in Bloomberg Markets magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg content is also syndicated to more than 1,000 media outlets globally.
Bloomberg reports on the issues that matter to financial and business professionals—when they happen and from where they happen. If it affects markets, Bloomberg News will be there first, delivering accurate information in milliseconds on thousands of stocks, bonds and economic indicators around the globe. Bloomberg leads the way in breaking news about mergers and acquisitions and other market-moving events that help our readers to stay a step ahead.
Bloomberg’s award-winning reporters and editors also create and curate sustainability-related content and produce regular stories on corporate governance, with a particular focus on company supply chains, executive pay and diversity. For example, Bloomberg Brief’s weekly newsletter on sustainable finance provides actionable insights for investors following sustainable, responsible and impact investment strategies. In each issue, you’ll see coverage of funds and investment strategies, as well as up-to-the-minute news on major trends, including green and social bond markets, sustainability reporting, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and employee engagement and diversity. In addition to Bloomberg’s own original content, the Bloomberg Terminal carries more than 1,000 news sources in 30+ languages globally and provides a powerful search engine to capture content from 90,000 web sources and social media.
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Fixed Income: Green Bonds & ESG Integration
Green Bonds represent an opportunity to spur the growth of responsible and green investing, growing at a rate of 45% annually, with the potential to reach $100 billion by the end of 2017.
As interest in green bonds continued to grow in the past year, so has interest in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into fixed income investing. In line with this trend, Bloomberg is supporting credit analyst research and portfolio managers’ investment decision-making with comprehensive company-reported ESG data and third-party research providers’ performance scores.
We have integrated support for fixed income portfolios into our ESG scoring model, giving credit investors the ability to generate a custom ESG performance rank on the issuers of corporate bonds. Our carbon footprint tool can also generate a carbon intensity and carbon efficiency value for any corporate bond portfolio. In the past year, we also added coverage of corporate debt issuers whose ESG data wasn’t linked to public company sustainability data.
Bloomberg is also bringing greater transparency, discoverability and integrity to green bonds on the Bloomberg Professional® service and beyond. Working in close collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance to provide green bond market governance, research, data and analytics, Bloomberg has established itself as a leading voice in the global community of stakeholders shaping the emerging green bond universe.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s analysts based in 16 cities over six continents track the financial, economic and policy trends driving the energy transformation in which green bonds play a crucial role. The firm produces sophisticated data sets, proprietary models and research notes to help clients navigate through the global transition.
Bloomberg is also making green bonds more transparent and discoverable to a larger universe of investors. We are improving the integrity of the green bonds market by helping our users understand the quality of issuer disclosure as well. Bloomberg has enhanced this screening process with new fields that illustrate issuer alignment with the Green Bonds Principles developed by the International Capital Markets Association.
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Commodities: Carbon & Renewables
Bloomberg’s proprietary models and content allow users to interact with environmental and renewable data, speak with market-leading dedicated analysts, create in-depth fundamental analyses and view real-time market prices.
Bloomberg Commodities gives corporate and investment professionals the world’s most comprehensive set of fundamental and market pricing data. Users can capitalize on developments in all markets—from currencies to securities and across asset classes. Bloomberg provides environmental and renewable market participants dedicated analysts, high-quality environmental data, in-depth fundamental analyses and real-time market prices. Users can analyze trading patterns and fundamental information in global carbon markets using on-Terminal and off-Terminal solutions. Our proprietary models allow users to view data and analysis across the entire time spectrum—from immediate to long term—and dive into the market-leading, fundamental data with our interactive tools to search wind, solar and biomass plants, industrial installations and global carbon projects.
Bloomberg users can track and analyze the transition to a cleaner economy through BNEF’s independent analysis, data and tools for electricity and transport markets. Our Terminal coverage includes all renewable energies and low-carbon technologies, as well as all tradable commodities in the carbon, climate, energy and power sectors.
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Enterprise Solutions: The APPS
The Bloomberg App Portal makes third-party applications available to the Bloomberg subscriber community. It offers the Investment Carbon Screener, an app that helps investors analyze the carbon footprint of their portfolio.
Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions leverages the company’s core strength—its market-leading technology and global infrastructure—enabling businesses to acquire, manage and distribute data more efficiently and effectively across the enterprise. From enterprise technology to data management, trading workflow to portfolio and risk analysis, secure archiving to regulatory compliance, we offer a complete turnkey solution. Whatever the client’s needs, we approach them creatively.
The Bloomberg App Portal is Bloomberg’s home for premium applications to help optimize workflows, better analyze the markets and stay ahead of the curve. As part of Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions business, the App Portal works with world-class analytics companies and global investment banks to deliver applications powered by the data, news and functionality of the Bloomberg Terminal.
Specialized applications like the Investment Carbon Screener by South Pole Carbon help users better understand both the market and environmental impact of their investments, aiding them in making more informed decisions.
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Indices: BFGEI & BRAIS
In 2016, Bloomberg expanded its indices with the launch of the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI) and the acquisition of Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd (BRAIS).
Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI)
The BFGEI provides investors with valuable reference data on gender equality in the financial services industry, measuring internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement. Created in consultation with third-party experts, the index recognizes firms’ commitment to disclosure and best-in-class policies and practices.
The BFGEI has been cited by firm participants, investors, thought leaders and the media for providing data transparency and standardization, a forum for companies to collectively discuss challenges internally and among their peers and a method to better understand the performance imperative for gender-equal policies and practices.
Since the inaugural launch, the BFGEI has doubled index membership, and the Bloomberg team has released a related bond index based on the same methodology.
In December 2015, Bloomberg announced the acquisition of BRAIS-Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd-a leading provider of benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models, and portfolio construction tools. As part of this acquisition, Bloomberg acquired a number of Sustainable Finance related indices, including the re-branded Bloomberg Barclays Fixed Income Index which includes the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG family of indices as well as the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Green Bond indices.
- The Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG Fixed Income Index Series is comprised of a range of investment grade Aggregate and corporate index benchmarks reflecting three different ESG investment themes.
- Socially Responsible (SRI) Indices negatively screen out issuers from existing Barclays indices that may be involved in business lines or activities that are in conflict with investment policies, values, or social norms. These indices use MSCI ESG Research’s Business Involvement Screening Research (BISR) to identify exposure to a number of different screened issues.
- Sustainability Indices positively screen issuers from existing Barclays indices based on MSCI ESG Research’s ESG Ratings, which are a “best in class” assessment of how well an issuer manages ESG risks relative to its industry or peer group. MSCI ESG Ratings are available for corporate, sovereign, and government-related issuers. The minimum threshold applied to Barclays flagship indices is an ESG rating of BBB or better.
The Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG Fixed Income Indices are available for Global, USD, EUR, and GBP fixed-rate, investment-grade bond universes.
Another product, the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index family offers investors an objective and robust measure of the global market for fixed income securities issued to fund projects with direct environmental benefits. An independent research-driven methodology is used to evaluate index-eligible green bonds to ensure they adhere to established Green Bonds principles and to classify bonds by their environmental use of proceeds.
Industry Verticals Overview
Bloomberg’s Industry Verticals—Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg BNA—provide industry-leading news, analyses and data about energy, the government, law and regulation.
Bloomberg’s Industry Verticals cover the legal, government and energy industries through Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg BNA. Bloomberg offers a suite of in-depth information and analytic solutions that cover the breadth of these areas with key insights into cross-cutting ESG issues. The continuing rise of sustainability-related issues creates unique and profound implications for a wide range of industries and related participants in government, nongovernment, legal and financial communities. Also part of our Industry Verticals, Bloomberg’s venture capital firm, Bloomberg Beta, invests as early as possible in companies that make work better, with a particular focus on machine intelligence.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance helps customers gain a clear perspective on the technologies and financial, economic and policy trends driving energy transformation.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is an industry research firm focused on helping energy professionals generate opportunities. With a team of experts spread across six continents, BNEF provides independent analysis and insight, enabling decision-makers to navigate change in an evolving energy economy.
Leveraging the most sophisticated new energy data sets in the world, BNEF synthesizes proprietary data into astute narratives that frame the financial, economic and policy implications of emerging energy technologies. BNEF’s global coverage spans: power and utilities, transport, gas, renewable energy, carbon markets and climate negotiations, and energy-smart technologies and storage. BNEF research and analysis are available on the Bloomberg Terminal.
Corporations, financial institutions, governments and service providers make use of a wide array of subscription-based services that include news, investment data, research, advisory services and executive events. We are proud to serve several leading global institutions, including the United Nations, UNEP, International Energy Agency, The Pew Charitable Trust, U.S. Department of Energy and UK Aid.
Launched in 2012, BNEF’s Climatescope evaluates the condition of clean energy and climate-related investment worldwide. Climatescope has grown to track the conditions for clean energy investment on and off the grid in 58 emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Climatescope website is updated with new content throughout the year, including our new off-grid renewable energy quarterly market outlook. In 2016, BNEF launched two other research reports focused on clean energy investment in emerging markets:
- The Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2016, in partnership with The World Bank, takes stock of what the emerging off-grid solar industry has achieved, looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and assesses the potential of off-grid solar to help achieve universal electricity access.
- The report about Financing India’s Clean Energy Transition examines the recent growth across the country’s off-grid, small energy grids, rooftop solar and utility-scale renewable energy segments and looks at challenges for their future growth, including financing trends. Also notable:
- BNEF co-produced An Integrated Perspective on the Future of Mobility with McKinsey & Company. This report explores how a number of existing social, economic and technological trends will work together to disrupt urban mobility at the local level.
- BNEF’s Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Monthly is a new regular feature that showcases BNEF’s growing research in the area of corporate procurement. The new feature highlights global power purchase agreement (PPA) deals, market and deal updates in the U.S., Europe and India, and executive interviews.
Bloomberg BNA (BBNA)
Bloomberg BNA, a leading source of legal, regulatory and business information, gives prominent coverage to sustainability and other environmental issues.
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools and guidance—the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage offers the full range of legal practice areas, including tax and accounting, labor and employment, intellectual property, banking and securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy and data security, human resources and environment, health and safety.
Bloomberg BNA’s environment and energy stories appear across six publications, reaching a variety of customers in the U.S. and abroad.
Across Bloomberg BNA’s publishing groups, expert legal and business practitioners in a wide range of fields offer readers insight and analysis while delivering the highest editorial quality in the industry. Their timely, comprehensive, focused coverage allows Bloomberg BNA customers to spend less time on reading and research. Bloomberg BNA’s Environment, Health and Safety News Desk gives prominent coverage to sustainability and other environmental issues. The group supports many sustainability-oriented programs, events and organizations. Senior executives are actively represented on the Board of the Association of Climate Change Officers and as judges for EPA’s Climate Leadership Awards. As members of the National Association of Environmental Managers, they support events and new products and services for the sector.
Bloomberg and Bloomberg BNA’s Annual Sustainable Business Summit convenes thought leaders and executives to address how businesses are embedding sustainability initiatives
that yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits into their corporate structures and strategies. The 2016 conference addressed critical issues in three important areas:
• Driving profitability through social and environmental goals
• Defining and measuring the business value of sustainable practices
• Transformative game-changers: trust, digital and new business models
Bloomberg Government (BGOV)
Bloomberg Government’s comprehensive lobbying tool highlights corporate spending on legislative issues, including those that affect key environmental or social issues, including the Wind Production Tax Credit and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Bloomberg Government (BGOV) is the most comprehensive web-based information service for professionals who look to influence or are affected by the federal government. Through rich data, in-depth analyses, news, directories and integrated analytical tools, BGOV helps congressional staffers, government relations professionals, business development teams, C-level executives and agency officials stay at the top of their game.
BGOV delivers a transparent look at the energy and sustainability agenda of Washington policy makers and shapers. The Lobbying Intelligence Tool empowers users to understand lobbying efforts on environmental laws and regulation, providing visibility into which firms are lobbying on oil, natural gas, environmental regulation and agricultural policy—as well as which congressional offices registered lobbyists used to work for. These insights allow users to track the positions of corporations and nongovernment organizations trying to in influence environmental and energy policy.
Bloomberg Government also continues in-depth coverage of live legislative markup hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Energy & Commerce Committee. BGOV’s ongoing real-time coverage enables clients to respond and act on environmental regulation when it matters most to them.
Venture Capital: Bloomberg Beta
Bloomberg’s Venture Capital fund invests in companies that make work better and influence change in the workplace.
Bloomberg’s venture capital firm, Bloomberg Beta, invests as early as possible in companies that make businesses work better, with a particular focus on machine intelligence. Some investments include cybersecurity, data analysis, professional development, sales support, audio media, content discovery, back office operations (guided by machine intelligence) and robotics.
Bloomberg Beta has modeled itself after Bloomberg and treats its portfolio founders like customers—with great care, trust and transparency. When asked if they were likely to recommend Bloomberg Beta to others, its portfolio company founders responded with a resounding “yes,” earning it a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 88, a figure that has climbed every year. The firm has also developed a unique methodology to predict who will start companies: now in its third year, the Future Founders program uses a predictive model to identify those people most likely to found a startup.
Every year, Bloomberg Beta releases the Machine Intelligence Landscape, showcasing industry advances and shifts. In past years, it was mostly startup founders and academics—people who pay attention to early, far-reaching trends in technology—who were interested. But this year we’ve heard more from Fortune 500 executives with questions about machine intelligence than from startup founders.
Bloomberg and think-tank New America partnered to convene a high-level group of experts across policy, business, academia and technology—the Shift Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology—to discuss scenarios for technology’s long-term effect on work. Kicking off at the Bloomberg Technology Conference with a broad piece of proprietary research on trends for the future of work, the group has held meetings across the U.S to discuss the availability, rewards and role of work in the context of a broader healthy life. Ultimately, the Shift Commission is developing a new way to think and talk about expected or possible changes in work. Our hope is to give the coming discussions about the future of work a consistent vocabulary, so that we can get to the heart of the issues as quickly as possible.
Bloomberg Media makes global business leaders smarter and delivers breaking news, expert opinion and proprietary data to them faster on every platform across every time zone.
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Bloomberg Media is the consumer-facing media organization of Bloomberg—the world’s leading multi-platform media company for business and finance. Bloomberg Media draws on 2,600 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries, delivering news across digital, TV, radio, print magazines and live events. Our ability to quickly surface sustainability news and propagate it using our media platform generates opportunities to educate and build dialogue across the financial and business communities. These assets create a platform for syndicating coverage and analysis of sustainability issues to different constituencies in business, finance, government and others, providing them with critical insights into both the pressing issues of the moment as well as deeper coverage of long-term economic, social and environmental trends.
Digital media—including Bloomberg.com and verticals such as Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Technology, Bloomberg Politics, Bloomberg View and Gadfly—identify how key 21st-century trends are encouraging companies and governments to hone long-term economic, social and environmental strategies.
Nations and companies face rising competition for strategic resources—energy, food, water, materials—and the technologies that make best use of them. That’s sustainability. It’s about the 21st-century race for wealth, health and long-term security across the global grid. Bloomberg.com publishes more than two dozen stories every day about how key 21st-century trends—the booming global middle class, the race for natural resources, climate change—are encouraging companies and governments to hone long-term strategies.
With reporters in more than 120 countries, Bloomberg.com is positioned to tell these stories with unparalleled depth. In the United States, newly accessible shale oil and gas resources have brought energy security closer to reality. In China, large cities choke on industrial pollution even as renewable energy continues to grow. In Europe, climate change is already starting to reshape agricultural patterns. And everywhere, companies and investors are gradually reinventing financial reporting to increase transparency on issues of environment and social and corporate governance (ESG).
Bloomberg View, Bloomberg’s opinion section, publishes unsigned editorials as well as bylined commentary from regular columnists and occasional contributors. The subject matter is wide-ranging, including global affairs, U.S. domestic issues and economic trends.
Bloomberg View’s editorial board has weighed in on many important and controversial sustainability challenges. With a primary focus on specific controversies around energy, View editorials have favored a carbon tax, a long-term policy on wind-production tax credits, federal rules restricting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and methane emission limits at natural gas drilling sites.
Bloomberg Technology, which launched in 2016, focuses on the business of global technology. With more than 50 dedicated reporters and editors in 12 international bureaus, Bloomberg Technology, uniquely, has the resources and expertise to provide in-depth coverage of not only what’s next, but where’s next. The new sub-brand serves an audience of global business decision-makers across all of Bloomberg Media’s platforms—digital, mobile, television, radio, print and live events. It covers issues pertaining to technology’s impact on sustainability initiatives.
Bloomberg Politics is a global political news site that seamlessly combines up-to-the-minute news, original video, analysis, commentary, long-form features, polling, interactive graphics and live streams. Bloomberg Politics leads political coverage across all Bloomberg platforms and has focused on key energy and environmental political issues—most recently the Paris agreement on climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline debate.
Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets deliver influential reporting and fresh perspectives on many issues, including sustainability, across business, finance and industry.
Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective and comprehensive insights to help business leaders profit from smarter, faster and more-informed decisions. Drawing on more than 2,600 journalists in 120 countries, Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world like no one else—in print, online, mobile and events—and moderates global conversations through content, context and collaboration.
Bloomberg Businessweek has integrated sustainability into every aspect of its news coverage. The magazine’s reportage and analysis explore the business case for companies’ environmental and social strategies and separates hype from reality. We closely follow public policy debates both in Washington and the states. We explain the rise of China as a dominant market for and producer of everything from renewable energy to consumer products.
Bloomberg Markets, which was relaunched in 2016 as a bi-monthly magazine, services and enlightens Bloomberg Professional® users around the world with a hyper-focused publication about finance, banking, economics, and investing. Sustainability is a core area of coverage. Highlights from the year include:
- A special “Industry Focus” in the September/October issue, produced in conjunction with Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg’s research platform providing analysis and data sets, explored the field of Environmental, Social and Governance. The section turned readers into savvy investors by enhancing their knowledge of ESG issues, which span everything from energy efficiency to employee diversity, and highlighted related functionalities at for Bloomberg Terminal users.
- In the November issue, a profile of Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing, revealed that about 84 percent of millennials were interested in sustainable investing. “They’re also twice as likely to invest in a stock or a fund if sustainability is part of the value-creation thesis,” says Choi. In addition to being featured in the article, Choi joined Bloomberg Markets at one of the magazine’s regular “Breakfast Club” events.
Bloomberg TV covers global sustainability and clean energy with a unique lens, providing insight and analysis into emerging technologies, policies and trends.
Bloomberg Television (BTV) is available in more than 437 million homes worldwide in more than 70 countries. Bloomberg TV delivers 24 hours of continuous global business and financial news, taking advantage of global reporting strengths and news gathering assets. Bloomberg TV’s regional hubs are in New York, London and Hong Kong. Our access to global markets, business leaders and financial information allows us to identify critical news and related events. Bloomberg TV covers global sustainability and clean energy through a unique lens, providing insight into and analysis of emerging technologies, policies and trends. BTV also does in-depth reporting on the major sustainability issues of our time through a business lens—from climate policy on Capitol Hill and the emergence of electric cars in Detroit to carbon markets in Europe and smart cities in Abu Dhabi.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News and its parent company Bloomberg L.P., discuss the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua in London.
In 2011, Bloomberg Television began airing Charlie Rose, which engages the world’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions. The program often features guests who discuss sustainability issues, such as former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Chevron CEO John Watson, Brian Greene, chairman and co-founder of the World Science Festival and others.
Bloomberg Radio, powered by more than 2,600 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries, is the world’s only global 24-hour business radio station and includes the popular Bloomberg Green Business report.
Bloomberg Radio can be heard on its four flagship radio stations in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco. Bloomberg shows and short-form reports are also heard on more 300 top radio stations across the United States, including leading all-news radio stations in major cities from coast to coast. We can also be heard nationally on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 119, and internationally streaming live on the Internet and our Bloomberg Radio+ mobile app.
The Bloomberg Green Business Report is targeted to business leaders and investors who are focused on the future regardless of the business they’re in—craving information on and insights into the new green economy where social consciousness is a requirement. The report provides a smart perspective on the changing ways nations and countries are doing business and offers a crucial resource for forward-thinking audiences. Anchored by Bob Moon, the Bloomberg Green Business Report examines the most important developments affecting our environment across technology, politics, consumer trends and economics in a daily 60-minute morning report.
Bloomberg leverages the resources of the news and media organization to convene events that break news and generate content in live and digital formats.
Bloomberg leverages the resources of the news and media organization to convene events that break news and generate content in live and digital formats. In 2016, we brought mainstage conversation to our customers on topics such as leadership and the importance of incorporating ESG into a company’s strategy.
The Year Ahead Summit
Hosted by Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait, Bloomberg’s fourth-annual The Year Ahead Summit addressed the most urgent topics for 2017 and beyond. How power shifts in global politics will affect free trade and financial markets; industry-moving innovations in AI, robotics, and life sciences; the biggest investment opportunities for 2017; and how organizations are working to increase diversity, solve the skills gap, and decrease the wage gap.
BNEF Future of Energy Summit
The Future of Energy Summit is the premier invitation-only forum convening thought leaders from energy markets, industry, finance and policy. It is a year round, global experience powered by Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) cutting edge research team as it explores the shifting forces in the energy system and defines the implications for the energy community. Two thousand attendees gather over the three Summits in New York, London and Shanghai.
Bloomberg BNA Sustainable Business Summit
In October 2016, Bloomberg convened senior business leaders, investors and financial decision- makers, top government officials, influential media observers, and other key stakeholders in New York to discuss how businesses are embedding sustainability initiatives that are both good for business and good for society. The Summit focused on driving growth and profit opportunities through sustainable social and environmental business practices, and what these developments mean for investors.