What We Do
Black Global Trust is dedicated to supporting Black advancement at scale. Our solution is to work with existing organisations and companies to understand and catalyse their needs through identifying gaps in the field, commissioning research to address necessary changes and provide social investments to execute innovation in order to help build a sustainable model for lasting impact.
About The Founder
Stephen Bediako, OBE.
Stephen is Executive Chair of The Social Innovation Partnership, a community-engaged team focused on driving inclusive social change. He is also a co-founder of the Bay Area based Design Studio (Path Group in the USA) and Founder and Managing Director of Turning Basin Labs, a cooperative staffing agency. Stephen is also a Trustee of The Barbican Arts Centre and an Advisor to Guys and St.Thomas' Charity in the UK, and tech start-up Earnd. He is also an advisor to the Equality Group, CrowdFunder UK and the Thomas Wall Centre.
Stephen was awarded with an OBE in the Queen's 2021 New Year Honours List for Innovation in Charity and Social Enterprise and plans to use this recognition to drive positive social impact further. He received an Honorary Fellowship from Social Enterprise UK in 2022. Stephen has a track record of accelerating racial equity and raising the platform for minority-led enterprises.
Stephen previously worked at Tribal, iMPOWER and Deloitte in strategy consulting. He was a Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme graduate in 2014, an UnLtd Big Venture Challenge winner in 2015, a SOCAP scholar in 2017, and a Mayor of London International Programme winner in 2018. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics.