Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution
Matthew Bishop is currently writing a book on the future of capitalism and the search for a new economic paradigm. He is a fellow of the Sorenson Impact Center and a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed within the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He spent over 25 years as a writer and editor at The Economist, mostly focused on economics and business, especially the role of the private sector.
He is also a founder and board member of the Social Progress Imperative, which publishes the Social Progress Index. He was previously managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.
His 2008 book Philanthrocapitalism: How The Rich Can Save the World, written with Michael Green, was described by Michael Bloomberg as “the definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world.” His other books include The Road from Ruin, an agenda to reform capitalism in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, and Economics A to Z, the official Economist introduction to economics.
He was the official report author for the G-8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investment in 2015, a member of the advisors group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit in 2005, and a member of the 2004 Sykes/Tomorrow’s Company commission on restoring trust in the financial system. He chaired the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. He also co-founded the #givingtuesday campaign. Bishop is a graduate of Oxford University and was on the faculty of London Business School.