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 …

Reflections of Our CEO: Three Powerful Projects

Junxion’s not a big firm. But we like to think we play a big game. From our offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and London, UK, we’ve served and supported clients on five continents. They are startup social entrepreneurs, audacious corporate intrapreneurs, and leaders of some of the world’s most recognized NGOs. Alongside them, we’re building the case studies of …

Declaring a Climate Emergency

Junxion has been advising clients on strategy, sustainability, and social impact for over 20 years. During that time, tens of thousands of our peers around the world have been doing their own inspiring and innovative work. But it simply hasn’t been enough. Today, we’re taking the initiative as an international business formally to declare a climate emergency. As every month …

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BLD Western Canada: United by Values

Image Courtesy : Maxine Bulloch Photography “Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” This Mark Amend quote could have been the guiding brief for the recent B Corp Leadership Development (BLD) conference for Western Canada. It was a day that reminded me that to …

Sharing Joy in a Time of Anxiety

The Monday morning of my birthday week I was feeling really gloomy. Downright down, in fact. The tricky tendrils of existential anxiety were taking hold. The previous evening, I had been to see a documentary called The Ponds. It’s an utterly charming film about the men and women who swim year-round in the ponds on Hampstead Heath near where I …

Purpose and Accountability: The Carrot and Stick of Social Impact

Social entrepreneurs are about more than making money. We have loftier goals than mainstream, profit-maximizing business organizations—and that sense of purpose is powerful. New hires are attracted by purpose. Leading investors demand purpose. Purpose brings teams of diverse people together. It’s an essential part of leadership, culture, and storytelling, especially in times of crisis. Purpose sits at the heart of …