Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Fireside chat with Richard Edelman

13 May 2022 | 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Fireside Chat

Through his work as the CEO of global communications firm, Edelman, Richard Edelman has advocated on the importance of social leadership and responsibility as key values in today’s corporate world. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, widely recognized as the leading piece of research on trust, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media, and NGOs. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer found that the world is locked in a vicious cycle of distrust, fueled by a growing lack of faith in media and government, with nearly 1 out of 2 respondents viewing the two institutions as divisive forces in society. Now, there’s an expectation of business to step up and fill this leadership void. But this is not a job that companies can do on their own. Business must partner with all institutions to foster innovation and drive impact, especially NGOs, which are now considered to be the most ethical institution. Join us for this fireside chat with Richard Edelman, moderated by Matthew Bishop, to discuss the latest findings from this year’s Barometer, its implications for NGOs and civil society, and how NGOs can build trust across their stakeholders.

The hosts

Richard Edelman Matthew Bishop (Moderator)

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