Bloomberg New Economy Councils

Bloomberg
New Economy
Councils

Charting the path forward

Launched in 2021, Councils are the thought-leadership engine of Bloomberg New Economy, charting the course toward more inclusive and resilient global systems. Supported by trusted Research Partners, they equip the world’s leading experts from across sectors and industries with cutting-edge data and analysis to make sense of complex problems and incubate solutions that turn tangible ideas into practical action for business and government. 

Councils are invitation only working groups that provide year-round engagement opportunities for the Bloomberg New Economy Community. In 2022, Bloomberg New Economy has 4 Councils in the areas of Cities, Climate, Health and Trade.

Council Members

Diversity is the essential ingredient that enables us to avoid blind spots and design well-rounded solutions for the new economy. We invite the world’s leading experts and innovators from across business, government, and civil society to join our Councils.  Each Council meets three times a year and has 15-20 members composed of senior business leaders, Founders, and high-level civil society leaders and policy makers.

Cities Council

Cities have long been and will remain the fundamental engines of human progress. Today, 55% of humanity lives in cities, a number projected to grow to 60% by 2030. Just 600 cities fuel more than 65% of global economic growth, while 100 of them account for roughly 40%.

After two years of lockdowns, the Cities Council is focused on evaluating, tracking, and spurring a dynamic recovery from Covid in cities of the New Economy. Toward that end, the Council has launched the Dynamic Cities Framework, a guide for evaluating, tracking, and advancing the progress of New Economy cities as sustainable, vibrant, responsive hubs for talent and innovation. In 2022, the Cities Council is working to turn the Dynamic Cities Framework into an index, a set of metrics Cities can focus on to attract talent and enhance the lives of citizens.

Cities Council

Cities have long been and will remain the fundamental engines of human progress. Today, 55% of humanity lives in cities, a number projected to grow to 60% by 2030. Just 600 cities fuel more than 65% of global economic growth, while 100 of them account for roughly 40%.

After two years of lockdowns, the Cities Council is focused on evaluating, tracking, and spurring a dynamic recovery from Covid in cities of the New Economy. Toward that end, the Council has launched the Dynamic Cities Framework, a guide for evaluating, tracking, and advancing the progress of New Economy cities as sustainable, vibrant, responsive hubs for talent and innovation. In 2022, the Cities Council is working to turn the Dynamic Cities Framework into an index, a set of metrics Cities can focus on to attract talent and enhance the lives of citizens.

Climate Council

How can we inform successful net-zero policy frameworks and mobilize cross-sector climate action while uncovering solutions to urgent global issues, such as food and energy security? The Climate Council seeks to tackle this challenge.

In 2021, the Climate Council served as the private sector voice informing NetZero Pathfinders, a significant Bloomberg-wide project (across Bloomberg LP and Philanthropies) that acts as a public resource for policy makers simplifying the search for climate solutions. It provides real-world guidance to help governments strengthen their climate strategies and move faster into the future.

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Health Council

Global healthcare systems are buckling under the strain of recovering from the cost of the Covid pandemic, ageing populations, chronic disease, and rising costs. It’s far better to prevent disease than to treat people after they get sick. How can medicine move toward a new model of care?

The Health Council is focused on this question, delving into how we can close health equity gaps in order to transition from a reactive public health model to a preventative and resilient model that leads to longer, healthier lives for all.  

Discover the Health Council’s Knowledge Hub for relevant readings and background information. 

Health Council

Global healthcare systems are buckling under the strain of recovering from the cost of the Covid pandemic, ageing populations, chronic disease, and rising costs. It’s far better to prevent disease than to treat people after they get sick. How can medicine move toward a new model of care?

The Health Council is focused on this question, delving into how we can close health equity gaps in order to transition from a reactive public health model to a preventative and resilient model that leads to longer, healthier lives for all.  

Discover the Health Council’s Knowledge Hub for relevant readings and background information. 

Trade Council

The supply chains on which the global trade system operates have been optimized to achieve one overriding goal: minimizing cost. This approach to lean, efficient operations has delivered substantial benefits, but at the same time this single-minded focus on reducing cost has created new risks. The Covid crisis, U.S.-China trade tensions, and war in the Ukraine have underscored just how significant geopolitical risks are, but what about environmental sustainability and social justice issues?

In 2022, the Trade Council is focused on exploring how we can redesign our global supply chains to be more resilient and nimble while benefiting workers, consumers, and the planet.

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The work of Bloomberg New Economy Councils is in collaboration with our Research Partners — Bloomberg Economics, Bloomberg Intelligence, BloombergNEF — and our Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company.

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