Sharon Gregson

Social Change Institute Impact Bio: Sharon Gregson

Having had four kids as a working mother while struggling to finish university, Sharon Gregson knows first-hand “there aren’t enough quality childcare spaces for children, fees are too high for many families, and wages of early childhood educators are below a living wage.” Since she was a young single mom in the late 80s, Sharon Gregson has been a longstanding …

Dr Courtney Howard

Social Change Institute Impact Bio: Dr. Courtney Howard

“Here in Yellowknife, we’re over 2º warmer than we were in the 1940s. My patient population is already affected by the changing climate—the ice is more dangerous to travel on, so people fall through; caribou herds are dwindling; permafrost is heaving and making buildings less stable; and we spent the whole summer of 2014 cloaked in wildfire smoke.” Climate change …

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Better Business Podcast: Adam Garfunkel

Accountability. Performance. Transparency. Three fundamental tenets of responsible business and, it turns our, three ideas that have framed the career of Junxion’s London MD, Adam Garfunkel. Adam was chatting with Tom Idle for issue 20 of the Better Business podcast and setting out the ideas behind the B Corporation movement. B Corps are companies that are committed to using business as a …

Carla Heim

Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Carla Heim

Carla Heim works with social entrepreneurs in BC to provide the tools and funding to grow their businesses. She knows that entrepreneurs can hit the limits of their skills and capacity, and her passion lies in helping them push through those challenges. Carla is a Senior Account Manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Along with her colleagues, …

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Conversations on Responsible Business

Junxion Principal & Managing Director Mike Rowlands is heard regularly on Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio, in conversations about socially responsible business. Visit this page to listen online for insights and ideas sparked by what’s happening in the news, and to find links to learn more. May 24, 2016: Social Change Institute, Making Space, Managing Passion, Objectivity, Learning from the Best Listen online. “If you’re too close to …

Mary Waldner

Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Mary Waldner

Mary Waldner had been sick most of her life without knowing why. When she was finally diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1994, it was a life-changing relief—and was soon to be the ‘aha moment’ that sparked an entrepreneurial journey. “I developed a cracker recipe for myself so that I could have something to eat, especially when going out. And then …

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Your Perspective on Social Impact Leadership

At Junxion, in our international work with socially responsible businesses, NGOs and governments, we’re beginning to see the early signs of changes to the face of leadership. It’s more than a focus on innovation, or the acceptance that businesses have a role to play in solving social problems. It’s a shift in mindset—in the way successful leaders think about, face, …

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TrustBrand™ | Distinction: The Art of Building a Relevant Standout

It’s a truism of marketing, because it’s taught in the first classes of the first courses on marketing in nearly every undergraduate business program: differentiate or die. Trouble is, it doesn’t work. Sure, it’s important for you to build a brand that stands apart from your competitors. If you aren’t different, you are by definition a commodity, and subject to …

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Nordea | Growing the Social Role of Financial Services

It’s always a good idea, although sometimes difficult, to have something interesting to say when you launch your latest sustainability report. Our client Nordea Bank didn’t settle for “interesting”—they raised the bar to “inspiring” levels by launching an ambitious sustainability strategy with their 2015 sustainability report. Nordea is the Nordic region’s largest bank with over 10 million customers. They hold leading …