18 Mar 2019, 14:00
  • Christian
    de Boisredon
    Christian is the founder of Sparknews, a social enterprise whose mission is to shed light on the many innovative and inspiring solutions driving action for a more sustainable future. He frequently appears as a speaker at conferences on change leadership, positive innovation and the future of journalism. Christian will be keynote speaker at CLEW's second Global Energy Transition Journalism conference.

#GETJO Keynote teaser: Business innovation, the energy transition & journalism

"Journalists can play a vital role in highlighting innovative business change-makers across borders, and exploring solutions that reconcile ecology and the economy." Ahead of CLEW's Global Energy Transition Journalism conference in Berlin on 7-8 April, Christian de Boisredon - the founder of social enterprise Sparknews, who will deliver #GETJO19's closing keynote - shares his principal ideas on some of the conference's central questions.

Scientific and economic reports are clear: everybody must take action to limit climate change. Companies have a huge role to play in the shift towards a global low-carbon economy. Now more than ever, an ecological transition is not only necessary but possible, thanks to collaboration.

Solutions exist all around the world to help this transition. They are being initiated by entrepreneurs, start-ups and big corporations, which can inspire one another to scale up, develop more virtuous business models and take positive climate action.

In this context, journalists also play a vital role by highlighting and spreading the ideas of innovative business change-makers across borders, and exploring solutions that reconcile ecology and the economy through collaborative and constructive reporting.

Readers, citizens, leaders, stakeholders and consumers can all contribute to amplifying these solutions for a more sustainable future, which is why gathering to discuss it at GETJO19 matters.


The Global Energy Transition Journalism conference will take place in Berlin on 7-8 April 2019. Around 100 international journalists will discuss how the business sector is adjusting to the climate crisis and shaping the energy transition, and how journalists should cover these transformations. Find the latest programme here.

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