Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson Keynote Speaker

  • Leading authority on the shifting relationship between business and society.
  • US Business Editor of the Financial Times.
  • Trusted insights on business trends, ESG and stakeholder capitalism.

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson's Biography

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson is a leading voice on how sustainability, ESG investing and stakeholder capitalism are changing and challenging today’s business landscape. As US Business Editor of the Financial Times, he leads its coverage of how boardrooms are navigating an age of growing populism, policy upheavals and shifting expectations of corporate America.

In his reporting and commentary, Andrew has charted the emergence of a new corporate consensus around the role purpose-driven businesses should play in society, and the pushback from sceptics worried about corporate overreach, greenwashing and “woke capitalism”.

An experienced moderator and speaker, he is a regular contributor to panel discussions, podcasts, and TV and radio broadcasts.

Based in New York, he manages a team of corporate reporters while writing commentary, CEO interviews and in-depth analysis of business trends. He has also helped develop new offerings for the FT’s core business audience such as Moral Money, its award-winning ESG newsletter.

Until 2018, Andrew was the FT’s US news editor and an FT assistant editor, directing its coverage of and for the Americas while helping steer its strategic evolution from a print focus to a true digital newsroom with growing impact in audio, video, social media, newsletter and data journalism.

From 2005 to 2013, he was the FT’s global media editor, leading its coverage of stories from the Murdochs to the music business. In 24 years with the FT in New York and London, Andrew has also been deputy news editor, edited its management features section, covered M&A and US consumer industries, and written for the influential Lex column.

A graduate of Cambridge University, he started his career at the Daily Telegraph in London and won the Newsbios “30 under 30” award for young financial journalists in 2000 and 2001.

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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson's Speaking Topics

• The rise of stakeholder capitalism.

• The backlash against ESG.

• Business, democracy and corporate political responsibility.

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The truth about fake news
The truth about fake news
Brexit: How Long Does This Carry On?
Brexit: How Long Does This Carry On?

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