Matthew Bishop – Keynote Speaker

Author, Social Entrepreneur and Former New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Capitalism and Its Troubles
  • Impact Investment
  • Social Innovation and Progress
  • Future Systems


  • English


Matthew Bishop is a world-renowned speaker, moderator, convener. Moreover, he is known as author of several influential books, an award-winning journalist and founder of two high-impact social innovations. An Oxford-educated economist, executive and advisor, Bishop brings deep expertise in social innovation, impact investing, purpose-driven business and philanthropy, as well as international media and technology.

Matthew Bishop was a writer and editor at The Economist for over 25 years, including a decade as the magazine’s New York Bureau Chief, where he helped launch and host some of the magazine’s first podcasts and curated several conferences. In 2018, he joined Rockefeller Foundation to lead the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy, focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Furthermore, Matthew Bishop also co-founded the Social Progress Index, an increasingly influential new measure of how well a society serves its citizens, and the #GivingTuesday movement, which harnesses social media to celebrate giving and drive charity that is more effective.

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