Confront the Skeptics: Getting Buy-in to Better Reporting

If you’re on a lonely road, trying to get senior leaders to make a greater commitment to accountability for impact, but nobody’s hopping on your bandwagon, we have good news! We’re with you. In service to those of you who have the inspiration, but not the authority, to take your organization in a more purposeful and accountable direction, this post …

Working to Purpose: Embracing Accountability

As business’s momentum to embrace social purpose continues to build, many leaders are keen to measure, confirm, and showcase the impact they’re making. This often starts with a deceptively simple question: Can you prove your claims? Do you have data that confirms your impact?   Telling a clear and compelling story about the impact and value of your work, backed …

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A Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

Last week, I was in Berkeley, California for the Social Venture Circle conference, an annual event that convenes many of the pioneers and leading thinkers of socially responsible business. Many of us this year were most excited to hear from keynote speaker Anand Giridharadas, author of the powerfully provocative bestseller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. …

Storytelling for the Purpose Revolution

Nearly 20 years ago, Junxion pioneered an approach to values-based branding that’s now being used by social ventures and nonprofits on four continents. It starts by defining brand more broadly—as the public face of strategy. Your brand is a powerful tool of engagement for stakeholders inside and outside your organization. And it’s stakeholders you need to engage—your customers, your staff, …

Grief and Resilience

At Junxion we have a weekly virtual team meeting. We check in, run through milestones for the week and end with ‘Asks and Offers’ to make sure we are supporting each other to meet those deadlines. On a recent call, people were declaring their ‘word of the week’ to sum up how they were feeling. Many of the team had …

Planning Beyond ‘Business As Usual’

I was walking through a train station a couple of years ago, contemplating life, work, and business, feeling vexed by the complexity of it all, when I suddenly looked and found myself confronted with a message so clear and powerful, I had to take it as a sign…. My peripatetic meanderings had brought me face to face with a giant …

Can We Buy Social Impact?

I’m writing this week to say congratulations to our newly elected Members of Parliament, and to bring social procurement to their attention as an issue that ties together economy, environment, and social inclusion—all issues that were pivotal in the campaign period and the various party platforms. All parties agree that businesses and markets thrive under clear, predictable rules and regulations. …

Solving the Problem of ‘Business As Usual’

On October 15, lawyers filed what may be the first lawsuit charging that vape-maker JUUL is responsible for the death of teenager Daniel Wakefield, who was found unresponsive on his family’s living room couch by his father. JUUL has denied targeting teenagers with its marketing; however, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating them for just that. This lawsuit comes just …

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 …