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Speaker's Biography:

Matthew Bishop
Senior Editor, Economist Group; Co-Founder, Social Progress Index

Matthew Bishop is an award-winning journalist and senior editor for The Economist Group. His roles at The Economist have included Business Editor, Wall Street Editor, Globalisation Editor and New York Bureau Chief. He is the author of several books, including "Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World" (described as "important" by President Bill Clinton); "The Road From Ruin," which set out an agenda for the reform of capitalism after the 2008 crash; and "In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money In An Age Of Uncertainty," which told the history of money through to the emergence of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. His book "Economics: An A-Z Guide," which explains the basics of economics for non-experts, is just out. He was a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Global Governance, the official report author of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investment and a member of the Advisors Group of the UN International Year of Microcredit. He co-founded and advises the #givingtuesday campaign and the Social Progress Index.

Twitter: @mattbish

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