Karen Makishima

Karen Makishima, from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, is a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. Elected to the House for the first time in 2012, she represents Kanagawa 17th district. She is concurrently the Minister for Digital, the Minister in charge of Administrative Reform, and the Minister of State for Regulatory Reform. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, she graduated from International Christian University, Tokyo, where she also holds a Doctorate in political science and public administration. She has a Master’s degree in political management from George Washington University, U.S.

Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is an author and social entrepreneur. He spent more than 25 years as a writer and editor at The Economist, before leading the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy. He has written several books, including “Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World” (Bloomsbury, 2010), and is currently working on another. He cofounded the Social Progress Index, #givingtuesday and the 17 Rooms platform for accelerating progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, the London School of Economics, and the Sorenson Impact Centre.