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What is Your Small Business Growth Plan for 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With the changing landscape of business and greater evidence now pointing to sustainability as critical component to future business success, companies that are ready to get going in January can make some quick progress.  While the rest of the business world may still be recovering from the holiday slow-down, business sustainability planning and resource alignment can pla

Think Outside of the Green Box

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you think of "Sustainability" what comes up for you?  It is so big and broad in scope, yet any one definition  of it can also be so very small or too defining.  This dual state presents a number of challenges when attempting to focus the business sustainability conversation.  Too often the business world sees only the challenges directly in front of them and limit the range of possibilities to what has already been achieved.  Like many others, we seek to go beyond the bounds of the current state and explore the avenues of business sustainability that will bridge this gap. 

Is Your Business One of the Top Small Company Workplaces?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Now is your chance to find out! Our friends at Winning Workplaces are collaborating with Inc. to recognize "Top Small Company Workplaces" that have built corporate cultures that foster a productive work environment and satisfied employees. First steps include determining if your company qualifies for the award by visiting the site and make a note, Top Small Company Workplaces Award application deadline is January 14, 2011. 

Opportunities for CEOs in 2011 – Trust Tops the List

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.  - Frank Herbert 

Discover Your Touch Points with Your Internal Stakeholders

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In today’s business sustainability climate, it almost goes without saying that companies need to continuously assess and reassess the needs of their internal and external stakeholders.  These interactions allow businesses to address and respond to the shifting forces of a constantly changing business environment.  While it may sound easy, the key link and often stumbling point for most business cultures is this ‘continuous’ process of engagement

The Year in CSR: The Four Trends of 2010

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The year started off with a bang with accountability questions related to Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation. From April on, people berated BP and cringed as the CEO told us one thing about the environmental and economic damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, while images flooding the media showed quite another story.

Understanding the Limitations of the UNFCCC

A look at the inherent challenges with international negotiations on "global" environmental issues
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A look at how global negotiations like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) don't work because of the wide gulf between international agreements (where the pledge is made) and local action, where the actual work takes place.

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A look at how global negotiations like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) don't work because of the wide gulf between international agreements (where the pledge is made) and local action, where the actual work takes place.

Personal Sustainability: What's In it for Me?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Sustainability, it is such a broad a subject.  The overwhelming amount of information and seemingly endless lines of conversation can often leave individuals scratching their heads or glazed over with disinterest. 

"Fall down 7 times, Stand up 8." Chinese Proverb

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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People have to hear your message seven times before they remember it.

Use Green Clause for RFP in a Green Business

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 22, 2010 - As the pendulum gradually swings to a more mainstream concept of Green business, there are some fundamentals that should come as a natural evolution of the process.  As I have often said, many of the Green practices that could be included in a business application are not an expense item, nor are they difficult to apply.  A Green clause paragraph seems like one of the most simplistic improvements for a Green business, but it goes a long way to improve the community and industries that your company serves.

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