Trusting business over politics in shaky times – Axios

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Business

Global trust in business is higher than trust in government, according to the new Edelman Trust Barometer. As business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum annual meeting, we ask: How are businesses gaining this trust?Plus, teachers debate the risks and merits of the AI tool ChatGPT.Guests: Axios’ Dave Lawler, Eleanor Hawkins and Jennifer A. Kingson.Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected]. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.Go Deeper:TranscriptMARGARET: Good morning! Welcome to Axios Today! It’s Wednesday, January 18th. I’m Margaret Talev, in for Niala Boodhoo. Here’s what we’re covering today: teachers debate the risks and merits of the AI tool ChatGPT. But first: Bundle up because we’re going to Davos, Switzerland. Trusting business over politics in shaky times – that’s today’s One Big Thing.MARGARET: Global trust in business is higher than trust in government. That’s according to the new Edelman Trust Barometer. Business holds actually a 54 point lead over government incompetence and a 30 point lead in ethics, according to this new survey. So as business leaders are gathering this week in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, how are businesses gaining trust…and at what cost?Axios’ World Editor Dave Lawler joins us from Switzerland and Axios’ Eleanor Hawkins, author of the Axios Communicators Newsletter is also here. Hello to you both.ELEANOR HAWKINS: Hi there.DAVE LAWLER: Hello.MARGARET: Eleanor, let’s start with you. What can you tell us about this Edelman Trust Barometer? What do the points mean exactly?ELEANOR: Sure. Edelman has been conducting this trust barometer for 23 years, and the whole goal of the barometer is to understand how communicators can help with reputation and navigate maintaining trust among brands, employers, and leaders. What they found for the past few y …

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