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Easy Steps towards a Sustainable Innovation System

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A common characteristic across leading sustainability companies is the ability to recognize creativity and deliver new products that address societal and environmental challenges in a way that delivers business sustainability and long term value. While our previous posts have focused on idea generation, there is a larger system to be considered.

New Insight into Effective Sustainability Team Building

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the post, The Role of R&D in Sustainable Development , our sustainability consulting practice explored the frameworks of organically grown innovation.  Focusing on the characteristics of today’s leading organizations, we now expand upon this conversation to examine implementation.  How does an organization consolidate knowledge into high-performance innovation teams?

How are Sustainability Forces Shaping Your Business?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will these forces reveal themselves as risks or opportunities?  How might your organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual business interpretation; however, all roads appear to be leading to an eventual ‘sustainability intersection’.  
 

A Key to Business Growth is a Sustainable Supply Chain

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The last thing a business leader wants to hear, in a growing environment, is that the company’s supply chain can’t keep up with the surging demand.
 

How Much is a Disengaged Workforce Costing You?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Is there a reason to do employee engagement right?  In fact, are there dangers of a disengaged workforce?  Some would argue low employee morale, broken culture, loss of productivity and unmet performance objectives as symptoms of a disengaged workforce.  But, how does a disengaged workforce impact business sustainability?   Employees can make a difference in internalizing sustainability and translating high-level commitments into action and results in a corporate sustainability plan.

Easily Ways to Change Green Dreams to Green Actions

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to sunshine and light." ~  Woodrow Wilson

Exploring Emerging Trends in the Sustainable Supply Chain

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Today’s supply chain focused organizations define visibility as a critical first step in managing business risk and improving upon existing processes. Taking a step further, our sustainability consulting believes that the next generation companies will leverage a total-view perspective to redefine value characteristics and performance measures for a further enhanced sustainable supply chain. In fact, there are some real examples of this progress already taking form.

What is Your Role in the Green Economy?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What is a green economy? According to the UN Environment Programme, the Green Economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.  

Avoiding the Hang-ups of Business Sustainability Definitions

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Got innovation? Just about every company says it does.  Businesses throw around the term to show they're on the cutting edge of everything from technology and medicine to snacks and cosmetics. Companies are touting chief innovation officers, innovation teams, innovation strategies and even innovation days.  But that doesn't mean the companies are actually doing any innovating. Instead they are using the word to convey monumental change when the progress they're describing is quite ordinary.”

Sustainability Risk and Opportunities: What Investors Need to Know

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What are the biggest risks facing your company? What are the biggest opportunities? You may be surprised to learn these two groupings may actually be dynamically related. The actions that transform risks into opportunities are critical to long-term sustainability and business investment.

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