Jo Confino is an executive coach, facilitator, journalist, sustainability expert and Zen mindfulness practitioner. He works at the intersection of personal transformation and systems change; working with organizations including Leaders’ Quest, Future Stewards and the United Nations Development Programme.
He is on the board of advisors for The Climate School, as well as Force of Nature — a youth climate activist organization. He is also a trustee of Theatre for a Change, whose purpose is the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health.
Jo has worked closely for the past 14 years with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community in Plum Village, France and is ordained as a member of the Order of Interbeing. He is also chair of the board of Parallax Press, which publishes books on mindfulness in daily life.
From 2015 to 2021, Jo was executive editor of Impact & Innovation and Editorial Director of What’s Working at HuffPost. Prior to that, he spent 22 years at the Guardian — serving as Executive Editor and chair/editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business.
This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. On opening night, luminaries from a variety of disciplines reminded attendees the importance of taking a breath and opening your mind.
- 1 year ago
During difficult times, we have a choice to either be
daring or retreat into a hole. So, the invitation is open to all of us to move beyond busyness, overwhelm and burnout and come back to our centre — so that we can touch our grief, recognize who we are and find a pathway to renewal.
- 1 year ago
Product, Service & Design Innovation /
For all the talk about how important brands are in people's lives, the evidence points firmly in the other direction.
- 10 years ago