Lessons from 2020

Lessons from a Long, Hard Year

Season’s greetings, friends! May the holidays bring you comfort and joy, as we round out the challenging year, unpack lessons from 2020 and look ahead to a new start for 2021. We’ve taken a look back at our most-read posts for 2020. Here they are for your holiday reading. We hope they provoke new ideas and insights, and inspire some bold thinking for the year ahead, and the work to #buildbackbetter.

 

On Leadership

Making the Most of the Time We Have is a call for courageous, personal responses to a time of ‘apokalupsis‘—a time of great uncovering.

The Long Road Ahead speaks to how to get started, and what to prioritize as each of us strives to take meaningful action.

On Strategy & Planning

Leadership Lessons from a Global Pandemic conveys two distinct models for decision-making, during hard times. How would you assess your resilience? Your accountability? Your wisdom?

Using Legacy as a Verb reflects on the power of ‘cathedral thinking’ to inspire peer connections, organizational culture, and purposeful leadership.

On Communications & Transparency

Sustainability Reporting — But This Time with Meaning points out the imperative of meaningful metrics and purposeful action, and the obligation companies have to be transparent about progress.

The Right Approach to Impact Measurement introduces the ‘Common Approach’ and includes a helpful survey designed to assess your capacity for measuring social impact.

On Economy & Society

Responding to a Terrible Idea rejects ill-advised, victim-blaming policies in favour of recovery planning that centers human, societal, and ecological well-being.

It’s Time to Reset Stakeholder Capitalism marked the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s philosophy of shareholder capitalism—and the launch of a campaign to end it.

Case Studies

We also published popular case studies about our work this year with the UN on the Principles for Responsible Banking, with social services agencies Options Community Services and Covenant House, and with the unstoppable B Corp, Redbox.

As we at Junxion look ahead to 2021, we’re grateful to be working alongside a longer-than-ever list of clients. We continue to focus on healthy and inclusive communities, social finance and impact reporting, and strategic development of the next economy.

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