Christian Busch

Christian Busch – Keynote Speaker

LSE Innovation and Co-Creation Lab

Keynote Speaker Category: Business & Management, Cities & Environment, Future & Technology, Innovation & Creativity, Society & Education
Topics: Education, Future, Smart Cities, Urban
Languages: English, German


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Specialist Subjects


Aligning Profit and Purpose
Sustainable Business Model Innovation
Innovation Communities
Building a Networked Organisation and Scale it

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Christian Busch‘s Biography


Christian Busch is the Associate Director at the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, where he works with companies to develop sustainable business models.

His related research focuses on business model innovation, social impact, and innovation communities, and he teaches several MSc- and exec. MBA- courses at LSE.

He was co-founder of Sandbox (now: Thousand Network), the leading community of young innovators, which he expanded into 20 countries. He has been named as one of Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Influencers’ , JCI’s ‘Ten Outstanding Persons’ , a TEDster, a ‘Key Influencer’ (Siemens), and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Busch frequently speaks at conferences such as TED/TEDx and the Financial Times Sustainability Summit, and his ideas have been featured by outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the UN.

He previously worked in business in Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Germany, the US, and served as Impact Advisor at the National Entrepreneurs Association, member of Ashoka’s Selection Panel, and on the Global Jury of the African Entrepreneurship Award.

Busch has lectured at ESADE, Peking University, and Strathmore Business School, and his work has been published by journals such as IJEV & featured by Le Monde, The Guardian, WIRED, Academy of Management Journal, among others.


“We were privileged to have Christian Busch as a keynote speaker at the Amadeus Online Connect 2016 in Berlin couple of days ago. We worked closely before the event and the preparation work went extremely smoothly. All milestones were met in advance. His presentation was highly appreciated, due to the quality of content and his energy on stage. Christian really captured the attention of our 350 invitees! Many of them came to talk to him afterwards to continue the conversation and Christian was quoted on Twitter and LinkedIn.” – WEMEA Marketing Manager, Amadeus