Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific Region
Responding to Community Needs
Bloomberg L.P. launched a volunteer project where over 600 employees from 16 Asia-Pacific offices, including Hong Kong, assembled over 2,600 kits with toiletries and household cleaning products to be delivered to essential workers and the vulnerable in their communities. As COVID-19 disrupted the education of millions of young people globally, Bloomberg L.P. pivoted its mentoring programs in the Asia-Pacific region to be delivered virtually. For example, through nonprofit partners Junior Achievement Asia Pacific and Teach For India, members of the Women’s Buyside Community mentored over 200 female high school and university students across Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore about succeeding in finance as women.
In addition, through grants to key partners, the company provided students in underprivileged schools in Hong Kong with tablets so they would continue to learn remotely, seniors with food and electronic devices for weekly video call-ins to reduce feelings of isolation, and the homeless and others facing housing and food insecurity with meals. Bloomberg L.P. supported similar efforts for students, seniors, the homeless, and other vulnerable populations in other Asia-Pacific cities such as Shanghai and Singapore.