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How to Make Sustainable Change Manageable

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Surveys indicate most Americans recognize the environmental crisis and they're concerned about global warming. But to actually do something about it?  It's a similar experience in the business world.  Within our business sustainability consulting practice, executives are becoming aware of the business case for sustainability but are finding the traditional methods of addressing alternative mindsets and systems.

Key Qualities of Sustainable Leadership

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

"In a comprehensive review by the researchers Bruce Avolio and Fred Luthans of more than two hundred leadership studies, only one quality among leaders consistently had a positive impact on their employees.

The Logistics Lifeline

Summary: 

After a year fraught with humanitarian disasters, best practices for urgent humanitarian relief are emerging, providing hope and furthering the business community’s ability to respond effectively to future events.

The Logistics Lifeline

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After a year fraught with humanitarian disasters, best practices for urgent humanitarian relief are emerging, providing hope and furthering the business community’s ability to respond effectively to future events.

The Logistics Lifeline

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New partnership to help multinational companies operate responsibly

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 13, 2010 - Companies worldwide will be given greater guidance and support on how to conduct their business responsibly and report on their sustainability performance thanks to a partnership between the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Make Green Consulting Your Green Career

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 14, 2010 - With more than 30 million businesses in America alone, the question is how these stressed businesses will have the time and resources to develop a Green plan for their operation. The answer is that there is no good plan to accomplish this task, and nearly every business is confused and frustrated by the process. There are energy audit, trash audits, carbon footprints to calculate, offsets to purchase, water and air pollution, Green purchasing, and a growing number of compliance issues coming.

The Engaged Volunteer: Appeal to self-interest?

Summary: 

Join us for a provocative session where we will explore how volunteers' "self-interest" is the solution to finding, keeping and managing volunteers.

Facilitators:  Chris Jarvis & Angela Parker

Date:
February 16, 2011
1 - 4 PM

Location:
Stevenson & Hunt Room
London Central Library 
251 Dundas St., London, ON

Level: 
Intermediate-Advanced

Target Audience: 
Volunteer Managers or Coordinators, Executive Directors, Board Members and/or anyone who wants to learn how to engage their volunteers to a greater level.

Investment: 
$50 for Pillar members
$65 for non-members

To register:
Send an email to Susannah at education@pillarnonprofit.ca 
Then mail your payment to: Pillar Nonprofit Network 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

Please read Pillar's Professional Development Policy for cancellations or refunds.

Press Release

Join us for a provocative session where we will explore how volunteers' "self-interest" is the solution to finding, keeping and managing volunteers.

Facilitators:  Chris Jarvis & Angela Parker

Date:
February 16, 2011
1 - 4 PM

Location:
Stevenson & Hunt Room
London Central Library 
251 Dundas St., London, ON

Level: 
Intermediate-Advanced

Target Audience: 
Volunteer Managers or Coordinators, Executive Directors, Board Members and/or anyone who wants to learn how to engage their volunteers to a greater level.

Investment: 
$50 for Pillar members
$65 for non-members

To register:
Send an email to Susannah at education@pillarnonprofit.ca 
Then mail your payment to: Pillar Nonprofit Network 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

Please read Pillar's Professional Development Policy for cancellations or refunds.

Eco Your Secret Santa

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Holiday gift exchanges at work are a great way to build camaraderie and holiday spirit among coworkers. And the ways of exchanging presents are as diverse as the co-workers.

Santa's CSR Checklist: Has Your Business Been Naughty or Nice?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Santa's making a list and he's checking it twice.  He's wondering if your business has been naughty or nice.  Has your organization delayed business sustainability strategies to see how the market responds before taking action? Has management been afraid to commit resources and capital to sustainability initiatives?  Or, has your businesses harnessed the organizational power of sustainability to deliver top and bottom line results? 

3BL Media and Reuters Insider Announce CSRreport Special Edition: “CSR for Investors”

12-part series looks at the impact of corporate social responsibility on publicly traded companies.
Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Northampton, MA / New York, NY - November 22, 2010 -  3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability communications, has recently launched CSRreport Special Edition: “CSR for Investors” on Reuters Insider. The 12-part video series will give an overview of how corporate social responsibility is affecting the bottom line of public companies, and how investors and traders need to include CSR in their decision-making.

Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Change

Summary: 

TOPIC: Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Change
Plenary Session 2 at Public Sector Transformation: Leading Change in Times of Constraint
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:45 a.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Deborah L. Danis,
Director, Toronto North Tax Services Office, Canada Revenue Agency

Described by Treasury Board as “an enthusiastic leader and innovative thinker . . . highly respected and adored by those who have worked with or for her,” Deborah Danis received the 2010 Award for Management Excellence, for her leadership of organizational change at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Deborah will discuss her experience with change at the agency, specifically in corporate taxation and the recent introduction of HST in Ontario and British Columbia. She’ll also share her thinking on the key elements for success, including:

  • a focus on learning and development

  • creating positive relationships during times of change

  • supporting collaboration

  • mentoring and coaching

  • comparing and evaluating different change experiences

To see the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering.

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Deborah L. Danis, Director, Toronto North Tax Services Office, Canada Revenue Agency
Press Release

TOPIC: Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Change
Plenary Session 2 at Public Sector Transformation: Leading Change in Times of Constraint
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:45 a.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Deborah L. Danis,
Director, Toronto North Tax Services Office, Canada Revenue Agency

Described by Treasury Board as “an enthusiastic leader and innovative thinker . . . highly respected and adored by those who have worked with or for her,” Deborah Danis received the 2010 Award for Management Excellence, for her leadership of organizational change at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Deborah will discuss her experience with change at the agency, specifically in corporate taxation and the recent introduction of HST in Ontario and British Columbia. She’ll also share her thinking on the key elements for success, including:

  • a focus on learning and development

  • creating positive relationships during times of change

  • supporting collaboration

  • mentoring and coaching

  • comparing and evaluating different change experiences

To see the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering.

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