Standing Rock: The Ghost Dance for a New Way

The Dakota Access Pipeline began construction in June 2016. The 1,572 mile, 30 inch diameter pipeline will carry 470,000 barrels of domestically produced light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline’s original route ran north of Bismarck, ND but was repositioned to run north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after white citizens cited concerns over the …

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 …

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 …

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: 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 …

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 …