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Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Merissa Myles & Scott DiGuistini

Co-creators of Tree Island Yogurt, Merissa Myles and her husband Scott DiGuistini make grass-fed, artisan yogurt at their production plant in the Comox Valley, BC. They’ve earned a reputation as champions of the local food movement—while also shifting the thinking of farmers, retailers, and even the Ministry of Agriculture. Tree Island uses 100% fresh whole Canadian milk, and is committed …

Meghan French Dunbar

Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Meghan French Dunbar

Meghan French Dunbar’s mission in life is to inspire and educate people on how business can be used as a force for good. Her ultimate goal? In 20 years, nobody will say “purpose-driven work” or “conscious business” or “sustainable business,” because doing good business will be the new ‘business as usual.’ As Co founder and Editor in Chieftess of Conscious …

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Intern Experience: Ray Hopkinson

Interning has a bad reputation. Between menial tasks, minimal supervision and unfair remuneration, internships can cost interns more than they cost employers! We believe there’s a better way to host students and other learners. At Junxion we aim to give our interns a workplan that ensures they make a valuable contribution and learn something while they are with us. In …

TrustBrand Purpose

TrustBrand™ | Purpose: Putting Meaning to Work

There is a vast gulf growing between younger generations, who want genuine purpose in their work, and older generations (their bosses), who are more likely to define purpose as profitability. This sense of higher purpose is being crystallized as a new cultural value, and can present a profound and durable competitive advantage. This generational gulf was the central finding of …

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Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Christopher Roy

“If you’re conscious at all about what’s going on in the world and the changes that are needed, it’s obvious to me that business has a tremendous role to play in the transformation to a more equitable, social and environmental world.” That’s what gets Christopher Roy out of bed every morning. Christopher runs Marketworks, his own consulting agency that provides …

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, …