Matthew Bishop is American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist.
Philanthrocapitalism, his new book (with Michael Green) on the global boom under way in philanthropy, has been described as “terrfic” by the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and 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,” by New York’s Mayor and leading philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. According to former American President Bill Clinton, “This is an important book. Our interdependent world is too unequal, unstable, and, because of climate change, unsustainable. We have to transform it into one of shared responsibilities, shared opportunities, and a shared sense of community. Bishop and Green show us how to do it.” Matthew is also the author of Economics A to Z, the official Economist layperson’s guide to economics. Before joining The Economist, he was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for Oxford University Press. He has served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st Century. He was also on the Advisors Group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005. He has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a graduate of Oxford University.
Recorded at Greenbelt 2011: Centaur, 27 Aug 2011, 16:00
Recorded at Greenbelt 2011: Bethlehem, 27 Aug 2011, 11:00
Recorded at Greenbelt 2009: 15:30 Sunday, Festival Bowl
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