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On Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, SPARKNEWS is inviting you to an event devoted to optimism and to actors of change at Good Planet Foundation in the Domaine de Longchamps (Paris).

On the 5th anniversary of the Impact Journalism Day, the SPARKNEWS team, creator of the project, is requesting the pleasure of your company to discover and share its operation’s backstage on June 24th from 11am to 3pm, in the Domaine de Longchamps (Paris).

For a family outing in a beautiful shady domain full of surprises: a field full of demonstrations and working groups, organic gardens, learning paths, exhibition of Terra and Human by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, conferences and organic bars.


From 11am: Opening of the site and guest welcoming


11:15am to 11:45am: Course of Yoga with Yogist


11:45am to 12pm: Presentation of the Impact Journalism Day by SPARKNEWS: 50 great media from all over the world are publishing 60 stories of innovating entrepreneurs having an impact on great global challenges.


12pm to 12:15pm: Pitches of the ambassadors of the programme who will share their commitment: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Reza - Photographer of Peace, Yacine – creator of Elyx (digital ambassador of the United Nations), Maylis Portmann of Ashoka France.


12:15pm to 12:30pm: Pitches on Solution Journalism with Caroline de Malet (Le Figaro), Sylvia Amicone (LCI) and Emmanuel Moreau (France Inter).


12:30pm to 15:00pm: Presentation of the invited innovating projects and opening of workshops and demonstrations:

-       Safe Water Cube (with prototypes of their fountains): A solution of treatment for drinkable water.

-       EP Tender (with a prototype and a demonstration of the cart): A cart allowing the increase of electric cars’ self-sufficiency.

-       Matabase (presentation of the Matabox): The marketplace for sustainable materials.

-       K-Ryole (with...




On Wednesday 21st of June, 4pm, SPARKNEWS will be presenting its next SPARKSHOW in Brussels, at the Sustainable Energy Week which is one of the latest initiatives of the European Commission for sustainability.

SPARKNEWS shall present 8 inspiring entrepreneurs in front of 5 European journalists. The sound concept of a SPARKSHOW is that each of any entrepreneur is pitching about their project and each time a journalist wishes to write an article about the project of the actual entrepreneur, he/she “buzzes”.

This debating game is applied, on June 21st, to sustainable energies and allows medias to get in touch with the entrepreneurs who dedicate their creativity to the greatest challenges of our world.


Find our interview by the European Commission here:




On 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2017, SPARKNEWS will attend VivaTechnology exhibition in Paris, created by Publicis and Les Echos newspaper in order to ‘celebrate innovation’.

The team will be delighted to welcome you at their stand to make you discover new inspiring projects and solution that innovate on the topic of the Sustainable Development Goals. The team will also reveal the Official Manifesto of the Impact Journalism Day 2k17






On May, the 16th 2017, the #PositiveInnovation CLUB’s members got together to discover inspiring stories of 6 entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

On programme, an exploration of cognitive skills in the Enterprise Framework by Christian Clot, an analysis of dynamics that are needed in companies to move towards middle-management made by Céline Degreef (MyCrowdCompany), an adventure in the world of low-techs guided by Corentin de Chatelperron (Nomade des Mers), a reflexion on how to boost social innovation within the enterprises on a land scale led by Nicolas Le Berre (NewCITYzen), an attempt of collaborative economy applied to mass consumption products proposed by Laure Cucuron (TerraCycle) and a pitch on holacracy by the president of Sidièse, Gildas Bonnel.

The attendees also could gather and think over matters that were proposed by the pitchers in the furtherance of sharing ideas, resulting in solutions for positive Innovation.



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Check out our latest evaluation!

This impact assessment focuses on the projects that were featured in Impact Journalism Day 2016. The study was conducted five months after the publication via phone interviews and an online survey.
64 project leaders were interviewed, out of a total of 100 projects featured in Impact Journalism Day 2016: 3 in 4 project leaders think that IJD had an impact on their project.

Learn more about our impact & check out the success stories of IJD 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

If you have a project with a high social or environmental impact, share it and be the next to inspire the world!


Special morining for Sparknews this wednesday 18th of january... The team celebrates Positive Innovation Club's birthday ! Already one year that entreprneurs, journalists, start-upers... meet to feed, exchange and imagine innovative initiatives and models at the haert of their business.

Club is growing ; it gathered this morining, more than 200 people, come to inspire around the issue "How businesses move towards the positive transformation ?"

Exchanges and pitchs indeed approached 5 main themes, action fields that answer positive transformations concretely set up within the companies : "Putting people at the heart of the company", "Collaborating with stakeholders", "Adressing new markets", Integrating the energetic transition"and finally, "Extending the company's responsibility to its entire value chain".

Many companies submitted concrete and effective solutions implemented at their "home"... with small steps Sparknews still proves that economic perfromance and social or environmental impact are compatible !


Sparknews started 2017 with a great success thanks to SoCo Seminar ...!

In Paris, this seminar gathered during three days 15 journalists from all over the world.

As Solutions&Co's partners, it was an oportunity for them to give their feedback on this November 4th operation, that mobilized 20 worldwide leading economic newspapers... and published 50 business innovations for sustainable cities !

Journalists have met, among others, Blablacar, famous carpooling start-up, and some Solutions&Co projects leaders, such as Phenix, ForestFinance, Forcity or LC3... 

The exchanges have been rich and profitable, ans medias began to share new ideas and projects... for an ever more inspiring next edition !


50 business solutions published by 20 leading economic media all over the world… That is Solutions And Co operation by Sparknews on Friday november 4th.

For its second edition, Solutions And Co wanted to build awareness of the economic actors in cities and climate issues.

In the program : publishing articles and discovery projects, not to mention our new E-book Toward Sustainable Cities that lists all the solutions and gives the floor to the world experts, namely Ellen Mc Arthur, Mary Robinson, Anne Hidalgo...

For the first time an interactive platform has also been created. Objective : overview a concentrate of solutions in one city… the city of the future !

Solutions And Co are international positive innovations to be discovered in special editions… because media have also a role to play !


This year, big departure of all Spark team for Canada… precisely Ottawa for the One Young World summit !

Each year One Young World gathers thousands young leaders together to think discuss about the stakes of tomorrow, through some big world challenges : conflict resolution, health, environment, human rights, education, and religion.

From september 28th to october 2nd, all Sparknews team was there with all Impact Journalism Day newspapers’ partners chief editors and together presented the positive impact of solutions journalism.

During these 4 days they also had the opportunity to meet inspiring personalities like Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, Dambisa Moyo, Mary Robinson, but also incredible young projects holders !

One Young World in a few points :

  • incredible projects        passionate discussions

    • motivated young leaders        challenges

  • experts’ points of view            positive journalists


To fight against the global warming, the networking is the new deal. To ally is nothing but the new word of the world in motion…!

This Monday September 5th, a meeting was held around the theme Journalism, Cities and Climate. The city is a favorable ground for the establishment of the collaborative and resilient society that is coming.

This show, in partnership with Convergences, aimed to understand how journalists, companies, entrepreneurs and institutional representatives cooperate in the evolution of our urban life, to move from agreement to action, to build a fair and sustainable world…

Convergences in a few points :

  • 4th edition            a networking        toward a positive world

    • journalists and entrepreneurs        alliances

  • action        a dedication to journalism of solutions