All Together Now…Stakeholder Engagement is Key

This is the fourth post in our next economy series—a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID. Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands describes why stakeholder engagement is now a vital part of every leaders’ work. In Billingsgate, London, about halfway between London Bridge and the Tower, stand the remains of what was once a parish church. Patched up …

Trust, Transparency and the Next Economy

The third post in our next economy series – a call to brave up and emerge stronger post-COVID, Junxion President & CEO Mike Rowlands explores the fundamental role trust and transparency will play. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The lesson of the cliché is simple: despite our most positive intentions, trouble may come, and the impacts …

Marketing’s Seismic Shift

Nearly a generation ago, as omnipresent advertising was making it harder and harder to win consumers’ attention, the seminal Positioning forever changed the shape of marketing. Today, another seismic shift is reshaping marketers’ work. Early adopters will have a massive advantage in the next economy. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind was written as a guide “to be seen and …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Unintended Consequences: B Corp Legislation in British Columbia

In a few weeks, the BC government will vote on a bill tabled by the BC Green party to create a new corporate form—the Benefit Company—based on the American model of benefit corporations. It’s a well-intentioned move, and has vocal support from several members of the local B Corp certification community, but it has some real and negative unintended consequences. …

Adding Value Through Impact Reporting

It took us a while to issue our own Impact Report but as vocal advocates for impact reporting we have to walk the talk! As the old journalistic adage goes: ‘Nothing like a deadline….’ Given we were invited to present a workshop on impact reporting at the 2018 Investor Circle – Social Venture Network conference on Bridging Profit & Purpose, we …