Purpose Was Never the Whole Story

Among the major trends in business in 2018 was the call for companies to embrace social purpose. Starting with Larry Fink’s widely cited letter to CEOs, momentum built as educators, consultants and conveners leapt to position themselves as the thought leaders of ‘the purpose revolution.’ On January 4, 2019, just shy of a year since Fink published that letter, PhD …

Side-by-Side: Menaka Premkumar Joins the Junxion Team

The seeds of this drive to be an agent of deep-seated change, however, were sown in a place and at a time far removed from where I am today. I witnessed first-hand the impact of unsustainable businesses on the environment and society first as an apparel designer and then as an entrepreneur in India. My work across product life-cycles and …

Unintended Consequences: B Corp Legislation in British Columbia

In a few weeks, the BC government will vote on a bill tabled by the BC Green party to create a new corporate form—the Benefit Company—based on the American model of benefit corporations. It’s a well-intentioned move, and has vocal support from several members of the local B Corp certification community, but it has some real and negative unintended consequences. …

Meaning and Value in Addressing Diversity

Most of us spend our days in workplaces and companies that do not have diversity represented in their workforce. This, of course, is not representative of the real world. As difficult as it is to address diversity, it is imperative. Diversity is a contentious topic, because it means so many different things to different people. Diversity reflects the experience of …

Adding Value Through Impact Reporting

It took us a while to issue our own Impact Report but as vocal advocates for impact reporting we have to walk the talk! As the old journalistic adage goes: ‘Nothing like a deadline….’ Given we were invited to present a workshop on impact reporting at the 2018 Investor Circle – Social Venture Network conference on Bridging Profit & Purpose, we …