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Christian de Boisredon

Christian De Boisredon

Founder, Sparknews, Impact Journalism Day

After studying agronomic engineering and travelling around the world in order to discover a variety of social innovations, Christian de Boisredon became Strategy and Changemaking Consultant for Bearing Point (ex Arthur-Andersen). He then cofounded Reporters of Hope before creating Sparknews in 2012.

Christian de Boisredon also co-wrote the best-seller « Hope around the world » (ed. Pocket, 2004). It is the story of his global tour to meet social entrepreneurs, the first of its kind.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

Sparknews, a social enterprise, sources innovative projects that address various issues and makes them available to watch on its video platform (www.sparknews.com). It amplifies each project’s reach by bringing together international media for global editorial events. In addition, Sparknews creates bridges between social innovators and business leaders via conferences and workshops.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Impact Journalism Day brings together 40 leading newspapers (The Sunday Times, Le Monde, La Stampa, the Times of India…) in as many countries to publish supplements dedicated to solutions that are changing the world. In 2015, television stations including the BBC and Canal Plus will join the project.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

100 million readers! Sparknews unites the editors of 40 leading newspapers and creates links between social innovators and the corporate world.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

Change that inspire News that inspire Change.