Three students holding seedlings ready to plant trees in London Ontario

CityStudio London: Surfacing the Stories for Enhancing Co-Created City Solutions

CityStudio London is a proven model of community-based learning and civic engagement that provides post-secondary students with direct opportunities to work in and with the city on urban challenges. By furthering connections between City Hall, academic institutions, and local community, London Ontario’s post-secondary students have practical opportunities to apply their skills and creativity to real-world challenges facing the city, and …

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EntrepreNorth: Empowering Northern Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurs

EntrepreNorth helps Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs across the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut thrive within their communities. Successful Indigenous businesses have the potential to drive prosperity and social change, leading to greater self-determination and sustainability. EntrepreNorth’s innovative development program brings cohorts of entrepreneurs together to help them overcome barriers to building a successful business in the North, such as high costs, …

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 …

Case Study: Covenant House Vancouver

Covenant House Vancouver uplifts youth in Canada who are facing homelessness by providing both intangible supports of unconditional love and absolute respect, and tangible supports of programs and resources that foster learning, self-improvement and all-round development.  In recent years, the social services sector has weathered an unprecedented housing crisis, a rapidly worsening opioid crisis, and demands on resources from an …

Case Study: Options Community Services

Through more than 50 years, Options Community Services has earned wide respect as a leading provider of support services and housing for vulnerable populations across the city of Surrey, British Columbia, and its surrounding communities. Options touches over 100,000 lives every year with a program portfolio that includes some 80 community services and a newer department of housing development that is …

INTERSPORT: Pursuit of Sustainability Across 57 Countries

INTERSPORT is an international sporting goods retailer with a presence in 57 countries worldwide. Recognizing the need for a sustainability strategy that encompassed the whole INTERSPORT family, it engaged Junxion to lead the process. Together we produced a comprehensive strategy focused around three pillars of activity and an action plan to deliver it. Formed out of an alliance of national …

Case Study: UN Principles for Responsible Banking

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a strategic public-private partnership between UNEP and the global financial sector, with a mission to support sustainable finance. Junxion was engaged to develop the global communications strategy for their newly launched Principles for Responsible Banking. The UNEP FI brings together more than 230 financial institutions including banks, insurers and investors. …

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 …