This year's study shows a lack of faith in societal institutions triggered by economic anxiety, disinformation, mass-class divide and a failure of leadership which brought us to where we are today – deeply and dangerously polarized. 

  • Business is the only institution seen as both competent and ethical.
  • 53% of respondents globally say that their countries are more divided today than in the past.
  • CEOs are obligated to improve economic optimism and hold divisive forces accountable.

Our guest speakers will debate this year's results in light of the invasion of Ukraine, the Qatargate, the energy crisis, as well as media disinformation campaigns. The debate will be followed by an audience Q&A and an evening reception.

Meet the speakers

When and where

  • Thursday, 16th March at 5:00 pm
  • ACE Events - Avenue d'Auderghem 22, 1040 Brussels - DIRECTION


  • 4:45 - Doors open (in-person attendees)
  • 5:00 - Event starts (LinkedIn live)
  • 6:15 Networking drinks

Register now

You can attend the event either in person or online via LinkedIn as it will be live-streamed. So, no matter where you are, you can still be a part of the debate!

But wait, here's the catch - places are limited, so you better save your spot as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, drop us an email at We'd be happy to help you out! See you there!

More about the Trust Barometer

The 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s 23rd annual trust and credibility survey. The survey was powered by research firm Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and consisted of 30-minute online interviews conducted between November 1 and November 28, 2022. The 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer online survey sampled more than 32,000 respondents across 28 markets.

Published every January, the report covers a range of timely and important societal indicators of trust among businesses, media, government and NGOs, shaping the conversation and setting the agenda for the year ahead. For more information, visit