Thinking with the Heart: Social Venture Institute 2019

A few weeks ago, everyone in each of Junxion’s offices left work to walk in solidarity with the world’s youth during the international Climate Strike actions. We joined millions—richly diverse groups of people young and old, student and professional, who perhaps had little else in common, but were definitely united in their passion for the planet. Looking at the throngs …

I Fell in Love with a Problem….

I went to the Social Impact Showcase at St. Paul’s University College where I saw Cassie Myers of SheLeads offer great advice to young leaders: “Fall in love with a problem,” she said, “not with a solution.” I loved this advice and reflected on it. I had my first crush on a problem when my media-studies-teacher mom brought home some …

Case Study: Social Venture Circle

After over three decades of independent operations, in 2018 the influential Social Venture Network (SVN) and Investors’ Circle (IC) merged, committing to set a new norm of inclusiveness and collaboration among investors, entrepreneurs, donors, policy makers and thought leaders. When SVN and IC were founded, the fields of social purpose business and impact investing were just emerging. Today, over three …