One of the UK’s trailblazing global social entrepreneurs, Stephen Bediako OBE is a man on a mission to change the world.

Stephen Bediako OBE is a social entrepreneur, innovator, impact investor and design expert. Hailing from the heart of East London, Stephen now splits his time between the UK and the US driving change across multiple continents for everyday people.

Awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Queen’s Honours for innovation in charity and social enterprise, the legacy of Stephen’s work spans across some of the biggest and brightest names in social innovation.

Those organisations include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Marks and Spencer, Esmee Fairbairn, UNICEF, Guys and St Thomas' Foundation, Wellcome Trust, the Greater London Authority, the Irvine Foundation, Nesta, Big Lottery, JP Morgan, Santander Bank, Google, the Cabinet Office and more.

Stephen's work

Discover a selection of Stephen’s work to date.

Project Signal

Turning Basin Labs

The Barbican

Impact on Urban Health (IUH) – Emergency Fund


Future of Work


Nesta and The Cabinet Office

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