Jo Confino is the executive editor, Impact & Innovation and editorial director of What’s Working, at the HuffPost. He develops long-term editorial projects that are based on social, environmental and economic justice and is a member of the senior leadership team.
Previously he was an executive editor of The Guardian and chairman and editorial director of the Guardian Sustainable Business website. During his 23 years at The Guardian, he set up and managed a unique multi-stakeholder development project in the Ugandan village of Katine, and helped create The Guardian global development website. He also created and managed the sustainability vision and strategy for The Guardian and its parent company Guardian Media Group.
Confino is an associate of Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise that works with leaders to create a more equitable and sustainable world, and a facilitator at the Singularity University.
He is an advisory board member of Parallax Press, a nonprofit publisher, founded and inspired by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, that is committed to offering teachings that help transform suffering and injustice, contribute to collective insight and to creating a more compassionate society. He is also is a trustee of Theatre for a Change, whose purpose is the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health.
He has completed an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath and is also a qualified executive coach and a trained facilitator. He chairs and facilitates major conferences around the world as well as more intimate workshops and events.