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 …

I Fell in Love with a Problem….

I went to the Social Impact Showcase at St. Paul’s University College where I saw Cassie Myers of SheLeads offer great advice to young leaders: “Fall in love with a problem,” she said, “not with a solution.” I loved this advice and reflected on it. I had my first crush on a problem when my media-studies-teacher mom brought home some …

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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 …

Impact Storytelling: Clarity, Outcomes, and Connection

Over the last year, Junxion interviewed about two dozen Presidents, VPs, faculty, students, and Elders at colleges and universities across Canada who are applying their work, and the assets of their institutions, to address pressing needs in their local communities. They’re focused on poverty, unemployment, access to healthcare, reconciliation, local food, social purpose real estate, local economic development… a diverse …

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 …

Finding Value in the Space Between Sectors

At each extreme of a pendulum’s swing, there’s a moment of pause. It’s the briefest possible moment of stasis, when movement halts, and all that’s left is potential. It’s mesmerizing to watch, trying to catch that moment before the pendulum falls again, and swings to its opposite extreme. It’s an apt metaphor for responsible business: If the business sector is set at one …

Showcasing Impact: A Fast, Cheap, and Good Approach?!

It’s a constant challenge for leaders of purpose-driven organizations to showcase their goals and demonstrate their impact for stakeholders. Here’s one approach, using simple dashboards. The problem for reporting managers and social entrepreneurs is that they must… craft a clear and compelling message, backed by data, about how they’re achieving their goals that is tailored to different audiences, and do …