Richard Edelman in conversation with Chuka Umunna
CEO of Edelman
In conversation with Chuka Umunna, Richard will be discussing how we work towards a more just society: how business can partner with other institutions to demonstrate public leadership and to chart a future that changes the terms of social engagement and delivers a more just society.
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Richard is the CEO of Edelman, a global communications firm. He has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management and has counselled countries in every region of the world on economic development programmes. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Children’s Aid Society, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on US China Relations.
Chuka co-leads Edelman’s global ESG Consultancy practice.
In addition, he serves as a non-executive director (NED) for BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners, sitting on the board of their portfolio company, Advanced, the UK’s third largest software company and he is also a NED of Digital Identity Net UK, a UK fintech firm in the digital identity sector (having previously served as its Corporate Affairs Director prior to joining Edelman).
From 2010-2019 he was the Member of Parliament for Streatham, serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business and in other senior posts leading on public policy relating to the role of business, stakeholder capitalism and how companies should integrate ESG into corporate decision making.
As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs.