Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst 2022

Bold thinking, breakthrough action.

Agriculture: Feeding the World

How will the world feed nine billion people by 2050 without hastening climate catastrophe?

Digital Finance: Inclusive Growth

Could digital currencies and financial services represent the future of money or better yet, a means to achieve greater financial inclusion?

Learning: Fulfilling Human Potential

How can innovation fuel human achievement and potential, by balancing equitable access to education and workforce re-skilling?

The Green Transition: Transport, Industry & Energy

Can investments in green technology reduce carbon emissions, while promoting growth and human development in the emerging world?

Life Sciences: Future of Health

How could a life-sciences revolution transform our approach to public health and human existence itself?

Space: Improving Life on Earth

Will the next breakthroughs in space help us reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, proving to be the solution to humanity and the planet’s greatest challenges?

Who We’re Looking For


We are committed to selecting a diverse 2022 cohort that is gender balanced with over 50% of the community coming from/or based in emerging markets. Within the 6 breakthrough areas, we are looking for individuals who meet our selection criteria and represent:


  • What Matters: The innovative thought leaders – policy-makers and entrepreneurs, shaping the conversation in these areas
  • What’s Next: The disruptors – the policy leaders and entrepreneurs who are pioneering new models, initiatives and innovations
  • What If: The moonshots – the visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs reimagining what is possible and what the future could look like