A weekly roundup of news stories highlighting the global delegates of the Bloomberg New Economy Community and their actions taken to address the world’s most significant changes and challenges.
The New York Times and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. are now giving 3 million U.S. Students free access to their website. These schools include high schools from large school districts in Chicago and Miami but all 50 states are represented. It’s their way of investing in the next generation of readers.
Anwar Ibrahim spoke on Bloomberg TV to discuss the 1MDB scandal and his eventual rise to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. To rewatch his spotlight at The Bloomberg New Economy Forum and hear more about his story, click here.
Christine Lagarde visited Masdar City, an entirely emission free city in Abu Dhabi. Lagarde’s trip was marked by youth start-up presentations and a roundtable discussion. Mohamed Al Ramahi, another member of the New Economy Community, became the CEO of Masdar in 2016 just as construction was making headway on Masdar City.
Carlo Ratti published a unique look at smog sensitivity in China through Weibo check-ins. What him and his co-authors found was that locals are at least 4x more sensitive to air pollution than tourists, mainly because they have more flexibility in where they want to spend their time.
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