Matthew Bishop joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2018 to lead the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy, and build a new global institute focused on convening people around tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. Previously he was an award-winning writer and editor at The Economist for over 25 years, including a decade as the magazine's New York Bureau Chief.
Matthew is a sought-after expert and speaker on the big trends and innovations shaping global business and politics, often found on stage at Davos and other leading gatherings. He is best-known for his work on "philanthrocapitalism", a word he coined in The Economist to describe how businesses and philanthropists can make a big positive difference in the world. He is a leading thinker on how to reform capitalism to better serve society, and was on the G8 Taskforce on Impact Investing.
He has interviewed many well-known leaders, from Elon Musk, Bill and Melinda Gates, Muhammad Yunus and Arianna Huffington to George Soros, Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg, Bono and Angelina Jolie. He is interviewed frequently on NPR, BBC and PBS and other media outlets.
Matthew has several influential books to his name, including Economics A to Z and (both with Michael Green) Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World and The Road from Ruin: A New Capitalism for a Big Society.
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 honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he was on the faculty of London Business School.