Dimensions of social enterprise leadership: Part 4

Series: Fourth of Five Collaborating Across the Boundaries of Organisations. Collaboration has surely become one of the all time great buzzwords. Seemingly everyone aspires to be collaborative. Unfortunately, for every successful collaboration, there are dozens of ‘partnerships’ and ‘alliances’ that fail to achieve their potential. In this fourth part of our series on social enterprise leadership, we share insights into …

Can social media and social welfare be soul mates?

Is social media the miracle cure for social service, social change and philanthropy organisations? Can it really bring people together for the greater good? Or is it just a lot of smoke and mirrors which promises too much and delivers too little? Social media is an important aspect of building a communication strategy for progressive causes. But the truth is …

Junxion at Sustainable Brands London

Last last year, more than 450 changemakers gathered in London, UK, for the first European foray of Sustainable Brands. It was a lively and stimulating two-day event that saw Junxion principals, Peter ter Weeme and Erin Barrett, attend. The first Sustainable Brands conference was held with a couple of hundred innovators in New Orleans in 2007. Since then, the event …

India uses policy levers to accelerate CSR

Although it is a relatively new phenomenon in developed countries, the concept of corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is not new to India. It has been part of the country’s business tradition for decades. Indeed, in India, its roots lie in the ancient Vedas, Upanishads, Smiritis and Dharmas. Hindu scriptures that extol virtues of sacrifice, coexistence and wellbeing for all …

Junxion client profile: APCOM

‘Don’t hate what you don’t understand.’ John Lennon Countless suffer because they live in a world that is ignorant of their needs. They are discriminated against by their own families, many times even by the ones who they elected to protect them—their own governments. A different sexual orientation can mean the end of the world for some people. This is …

Junxion brings 1% for the Planet to Power Plant

Junxion’s client, 1% for the Planet, was in the spotlight at the Special Edition Power Plant XI, held November 5th at the Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Power Plant is a unique gathering bringing together sustainable business leaders, social entrepreneurs, eco-adventurers, green artists and media activists for socialising and learning about great ideas. The event takes place every few months …

Client profile: Heroes Project

In a country where a life is worth less than a few hundred rupees and survival is as unpredictable as an earthquake, there is someone trying to make things better for millions of Indians. Heroes Project, a Mumbai-based non-profit working in several regions of India, is working to improve public health and social well-being in a number of ways. Founded …

Future of Fish Asks Hard Questions in The Big Easy

The pace slows down as soon as you arrive in the Big Easy. New Orleans (or more accurately ‘Nawlins’) is legend for its warm nights, southern hospitality, and easy jazz. To hurry through the place is to ignore its warm and inviting charm, and miss the countless musicians lingering in doorways—or dancing in the streets. So we took our time …

Everyclick | Connecting charity and technology

In an insightful article published by The Guardian today, Junxion client and Everyclick CEO Polly Gowers makes the case for bringing private sector technology and innovation to bear on the pressing challenges of charitable fundraising Public sector cuts, restricting funding and stagnant donations means that it’s now even more important for charities to find new revenue streams. In particular, technology …