Today’s Ceiling Must be Tomorrow’s Floor

It’s Time to Flip the Default COVID-19 has helped us all understand that none of us is safe until all of us are safe. That we are each in small ways, beholden to each other. Whether that’s making sure we get vaccinated and encouraging and supporting others to do so, or simply helping our friends and family through difficult times, …

5 Top Tips for Getting Value from the B Corp Framework

Taking the B Corp Test, Surviving and Thriving Exam stress! There’s something about voluntarily submitting yourself to an assessment that takes us back to our school days – that feeling just before sitting an exam with our heart in our mouth and butterflies in our stomach. We know that feeling well – we’ve been here many times, not just with …

Mug shots of six Junxion women employees to celebrate International Women's Day 2021

Celebrating Women in Leadership

Today marks International Women’s Day, a date first celebrated over a century ago, in March of 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. It was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1975. As we mark the day, we’re taking pause to celebrate our amazing colleagues at Junxion, to take note of COVID’s impacts on women in particular, and to …

Context-based reporting

Sustainability reporting – But this Time with Meaning

I am simultaneously an advocate for corporate transparency and a critic of almost all reporting. Why? The simple answer is reports fail to tell readers anything valuable about how sustainable the business is. They fail at the one key thing they exist to achieve. Next year will mark 25 years since I wrote my first sustainability report—so I’ve worked on …

Measuring Purpose

What is the dent you want to put in the universe? It’s a great question and one we enjoy throwing out there in our engagements with social ventures. Increasingly we use the same question with mainstream companies, too, as we help them navigate their way to the next economy. It leads to naming a purpose—the reason a business exists, beyond …

Communicating the Principles for Responsible Banking

The Principles for Responsible Banking are one year old. Launched in September 2019 at the UN General Assembly in New York, the Principles are a unique framework for ensuring that signatory banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. What makes the …

Case Study: Redbox Group

REDBOX Group has been offering interiors, office supplies and print solutions to its customers for over 30 years. The 35-person, London-based company’s values of ‘listen, care and deliver’ are at the heart of its approach to business. In a bottom line-driven market, REDBOX has always cared about social purpose and enhancing and measuring their social impact. Following a new product …

Emerge Stronger with Values-Based Leadership

For each of us running organizations, this is a profoundly difficult time. Some of us are lucky to be able to keep working as usual; others have a very different daily rhythm. Others still can’t operate at all, closing their premises and furloughing their staff. If you can’t work in your business, perhaps you can still work on it. From …