The Dezeen awards were judged by an international panel of 75 leading figures from the architecture and design world. The building is an exemplar of sustainability, with the highest BREEAM score of any major office development. The judges wrote: “Once inside, you enter a different world that’s energetic and exciting. The central atrium and walkways create a sense of dynamic energy. It is the epitome of a business building.”
Mike Bloomberg said: “We believe that environmentally friendly practices are as good for business as they are for the planet. From day one, we set out to push the boundaries of sustainable office design – and to create a place that excites and inspires our employees. The two missions went hand-in-hand, and I hope we’ve set a new standard for what an office environment can be.”
Russia Investigation Update:
-Signs Point to an Acceleration of Robert Mueller’s Endgame (Axios)
-Draft Special Counsel Document: Conservative Author Alerted Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone About Wikileaks Information Dump (Washington Post)
-Manafort and Mueller Are Rattling Trump – The Voiding of a Key Ally’s Plea Agreement Has Sent Trump Into More than Just a Twitter Frenzy (Bloomberg Opinion – Tim O’Brien)
Hot on the Bloomberg:
Fortnite Addiction Is Forcing Kids Into Video-Game Rehab; Game Also Credited with Ending Marriages (Bloomberg)
Editorial: Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Lenders (Bloomberg Opinion)
-Flashback: The Predatory Lending Machine That’s Crushing U.S. Small Businesses (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Today in AI: To Sniff Out Insider Trading, Follow the Options Market (Bloomberg Opinion – Matt Winkler)
NRA’s Fortunes Fell as Gun-Control Groups Gained Power (Politico)
The gun-rights group posted an even steeper drop in membership dues, which fell 22 percent, or $35 million, to a five-year low, according to documents the NRA filed with the Internal Revenue Service this month.
Trump Slams Fed Chair, Questions Climate Change and Threatens to Cancel Putin Meeting at G-20 (Washington Post)
President Trump dismissed the federal government’s landmark report released last week finding that damage from global warming is intensifying around the country and will negatively impact the economy, saying: “One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we’re not necessarily such believers.”
Climate of Hope: New Documentary ‘Paris To Pittsburgh’ Makes Climate Change Local (Forbes)
Katherine Oliver, Executive Producer of the Bloomberg Philanthropies-produced documentary, ‘Paris to Pittsburgh,’ told Forbes that climate change is a topic Mike Bloomberg has worked on for years as a mayor and philanthropist, supporting environmental groups like the Sierra Club so communities can have clean air, implementing policies as Mayor of New York City that made buildings and transportation more energy efficient. ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ premieres on the National Geographic channel worldwide on December 12.
On Giving Tuesday, Mike Bloomberg tweeted: Thank you to our 11,136 @Bloomberg employees who have volunteered in communities around the world so far this year. On #GivingTuesday, they’re showing that donating your time can go a long way in improving lives everywhere. #BloombergService https://mikebloom.bg/2Patfhm
A Giving Back Reminder for Bloomberg LP Employees:
Bloomberg will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 of Bloomberg LP employee philanthropic gifts to eligible organizations. The deadline for submitting your contributions to the employee match program is Monday, December 3. Visit BOB <GO> on the terminal to see eligible organizations and more information about the company matching program.
Thanks to Mike Bloomberg’s Historic $1.8B Gift: Elimination of Student Loans Opens Doors of Opportunity for Johns Hopkins Undergraduates (Johns Hopkins Hub)
Best of late night.
“The holiday season is here, and I saw that tomorrow is the White House Christmas tree lighting. But when Trump first sees a bunch of blinking lights outside, he’ll shout, ‘Oh my God, it’s the F.B.I. Tell them we’re not home!’”
— Jimmy Fallon
“A new study found that it takes about 1.7 days for a Lego to pass through the human body. The guy who ate it says it was painful, while Lego Batman said, ‘Hey, it’s no picnic for me, either, buddy.’”
— Jimmy Fallon
“The C.D.C. says it’s now safe to eat romaine lettuce, as long as it’s not from central California. When people asked how to tell if the lettuce is from that area, officials said, ‘Well, eat it and see what happens.’”
— Jimmy Fallon
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