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Bill Gates shares his plan for avoiding climate disaster

Feb 17, 2021
In his new book, Gates explains why investments like making concrete "greener" will prevent extreme climate change.
Gates calls cement an example of a common material that must evolve as part of the effort to mitigate climate change.
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Bill Gates: "Our values do change what gets funded in this economy"

Sep 15, 2020
The Gates Foundation is helping match vaccine developers with manufacturers to help distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Bill Gates speaks during All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.
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Bill Gates says big data can help solve the Alzheimer's puzzle

Nov 13, 2017
The disease affects over 5 million Americans and has no cure.
Bill Gates is trying to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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Why Bill Gates thinks alternative energy research has bipartisan support

Dec 13, 2016
Gates also spoke to us about the future of energy innovation and clean tech.
Bill Gates speaks during Forbes' Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner last year in New York City.
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Bill Gates on getting billionaires behind clean energy

Feb 23, 2016
The tech giant says "ruthless" private business thinking is necessary for energy innovation.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, directed his attention towards 15-year-olds in his annual letter to followers of the foundation.
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Bill Gates said he used to memorize his employees' license plates

Feb 1, 2016
A weird way to keep track of productivity...
Gates used to keep a close eye on his employees, but that was way back then. 

Gates and Bloomberg team up against smoking

Mar 19, 2015
Helping low and middle-income countries fight challenges from tobacco companies.

For public good, not for profit.

Fun fact Friday: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Jan 22, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.

Doing the numbers on the super rich

Jan 22, 2015
The 80 wealthiest people on earth are worth as much as the bottom 50 percent.

Microsoft founders commit $59 million to fight Ebola

Sep 15, 2014
Philanthropists are taking the lead in the fight against the outbreak.