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Bill, Melinda Gates to Prioritize Climate, Gender in Future Philanthropy

  • Melinda Gates to boost focus on promoting gender equality
  • Letter marking 20th year reviews successes, failures
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Photographer: Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg

Bill and Melinda Gates, co-founders of the world’s biggest private foundation, said fighting climate change and promoting gender equality will be prominent issues in their philanthropy going forward.

In a letter marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation’s inception, the couple said that climate has emerged as a key issue for the Microsoft Corp. co-founder, while gender equality has become a focus for his wife.