Bloomberg Impact Report 2014: About This Report
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The Company’s strength — delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional® service, which provides real-time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions build on the Company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. The Industry Verticals group — Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs — provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service and Bloomberg Media including television, radio, mobile, digital and print — Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits — covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at 150 bureaus in 73 countries.
Bloomberg’s products and services provide essential information to the world’s most influential audiences. We are a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and believe that sustainability presents a market opportunity for us. For Bloomberg, sustainable finance is a broad term that covers all forms of investment activity analysis from business, government and capital markets — that seek to integrate environmental and social considerations with financial analysis. Pages 10–27 provide an overview of how we are integrating sustainable finance products and services across Core Terminal, Industry Verticals and Media for our customers.
In 2014, we launched BCAUSE, a collaborative effort across our employee engagement and social impact groups to maximize our impact around the world for our employees and our communities. Together, our Diversity & Inclusion, Wellness, Philanthropy & Engagement and Sustainability units address social and environmental issues that are relevant to our business and our partners – customers, vendors, employees, nonprofits, governments, and communities. Pages 28–52 provide more details on how we’re investing in our people and communities.
By looking at our business through an environmental lens we have been able to improve operating margins, minimize risk, and engage our employees, while generating $68 million in financial savings to the Company. Pages 53–81 provide an overview of how we’re making the business case for sustainability by reducing the impact of our operations associated with energy, paper, travel, supply chain, waste & water.