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Increase and Capitilize on Supply Chain Diversity

Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management
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Increasing and Capitalizing on Supply Chain Diversity
Plenary Session 7 at Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Toronto, Ontario
Priority Code: 3BL1

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Increasing and Capitalizing on Supply Chain Diversity
Plenary Session 7 at Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Toronto, Ontario
Priority Code: 3BL1

Register now!

Sustainability is on a Roll - Leonardo Academy in Mediaplanet's Special Report to the Chicago Tribune

Sustainable Business - Building A Sustainable Environment
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Sustainability is on a roll and the competitive marketplace is a big driver. When we buy products or services, we are buying both the good and the bad associated with their entire life cycle. Stepping up and taking ownership of supply chain impacts, direct impacts and waste streams gives companies multiple paths for making positive sustainability improvements.  There are a few key areas we will address here: greening the supply chain, sustainable green buildings, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Sustainability is on a roll and the competitive marketplace is a big driver. When we buy products or services, we are buying both the good and the bad associated with their entire life cycle. Stepping up and taking ownership of supply chain impacts, direct impacts and waste streams gives companies multiple paths for making positive sustainability improvements.  There are a few key areas we will address here: greening the supply chain, sustainable green buildings, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Sustainable Supply Chain: Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It is always rewarding to engage you, the reader, in the business sustainability conversation.  In response to yesterday’s post, Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management , a very intriguing line of discussion was introduced via the comments.  The reader posed the question: can one bad apple spoil the ‘sustainability’ of the entire supply chain? 

2011 Business Planning: Where Will Your Business Plan Take You?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A business plan is a map that leads an organization on one of an endless number of possible journeys.  It provides a common understanding to internal stakeholders and is a communication tool to the external world of company’s values, goals, and business sustainability strategies.  So what is your plan saying and where will it ultimately take you?

What is Your Role in a Sustainable Business?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere - and definitely not our current job.  Frequently, in our sustainability consulting, we are asked, "How do I find a green job?" 

Does Buying Green Make a Difference?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you consider that just in the last few years the world has seen a dramatic increase in public eco awareness, specifically in ‘green’ consumer knowledge, it is no wonder why there have been so many changes on market shelves.  

Allowing Value to Focus the Sustainability Conversation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With an extremely wide range of perspectives and view points of the world, it might seem crazy to think a common definition or framework of ‘sustainability’ could ever be defined.  Add to that, personal beliefs and business operating philosophies, and the conversation continues to expand.   However, our sustainability consulting believes that the point of convergence in the personal and business sustainability conversation begins and ends with value

The Leading Role of Sustainability in Supply Chain Design

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Increasingly, businesses around the world are beginning to recognize the value of sustainable supply chain management, often citing cost and risk reduction opportunities.  Companies such as IBM and Wal-Mart are tapping into the value of redesign.  In addition, start-up organizations and newly formed supply chains also reali

Don’t Let Demand Run Away from Your Supply

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Over the past few years, companies across all industries have taken extreme measures to manage the financial pressures and risks of uncertain economic times.  Our professional consulting personally observed many companies taking cost-cutting actions that were absolutely necessarily to ensure short-term business sustainability.  However, these same actions are now coming into question with a brighter future on the business horizon.  

Greening the Supply Chain

Approaching Carbon Reduction by Engaging Your Suppliers
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Mary Tortorice, Vice President & Deputy Counsel, Sears Holdings Corporations, will present a retailer’s perspective on measuring and mitigating carbon footprint.  Sears Holdings Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the nation and operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  Daniel Lawson, Sustainable Innovation Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., will present the journey in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mary Tortorice, Vice President & Deputy Counsel, Sears Holdings Corporations, will present a retailer’s perspective on measuring and mitigating carbon footprint.  Sears Holdings Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the nation and operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  Daniel Lawson, Sustainable Innovation Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., will present the journey in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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