Jo Confino

Singularity Expert: Moderator

Jo Confino is 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.Jo also created and managed the sustainability vision and strategy for the Guardian and its parent company Guardian Media Group.As a journalist for the past 35 years, he has worked on regional and national newspapers and websites, with an emphasis on business and finance, including three years as Wall Street correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.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. Jo chairs and facilitates major conferences around the world as well as more intimate workshops and events.Jo 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 publishes books on mindfulness in daily life and is a trustee of two charities; Theatre for a Change, whose purpose is the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health, and Chance for Change, which supports young people in the UK. Malawi and Nepal, whose lives and potential are challenged by being homeless, unemployed or in conflict with the law.