Matthew Bishop

About Matthew Bishop
  • Former Economist Editor, and Author: Philanthrocapitalism

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

Matthew 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. During 2018-19 he led the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy, focused on convening people around tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Matthew has several influential books to his name, including (with Michael Green) Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World, described as the “definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists” by Mike Bloomberg and featuring a foreword by Bill Clinton, and The Road From Ruin, a guide on how to recover from the 2008 financial crisis. He co-founded the Social Progress Index, an increasingly influential new measure of how well a society serves its citizens. He also co-founded the #GivingTuesday movement, which harnesses social media to celebrate giving and drive more effective charity.

Matthew was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He was on the faculty of London Business School.


Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

2020 06 08

To achieve the SDGs by 2030, collaborations and partnerships are crucial to this success. As we consider the additional challenges posed by the economic and social setbacks from COVID-19, bringing together philanthropists in a meaningful way will be critical to…Read More

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