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What is the Role of the Chief Learning Officer in Today’s Sustainable Businesses?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“The title of chief learning officer, or CLO, is one that first showed up in the mid-1990s, then appeared to fade away. But now it appears to be coming back into vogue. The return of the CLO reflects the seismic shift in the way many corporations now approach their environmental futures.”

3 Ways Social Media Promotes CSR Communications

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Social media executed successfully can be a powerful vehicle to build sustainable business communications by engaging with stakeholders.  With new tools and strategies changing the way the business world communicates and exchanges information, social media is becoming the transparent, engaging, competitive advantage that business sustainability delivers.   However, to effectively harness the power of social media to create business sustainability value, our sustainability consulting explores social media as a vehicle for successful engagement.  How can it help?

Engagement Rapidly Becoming a Cornerstone of Sustainable Business

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Co-creation through innovation is the new mantra in today’s business. Enterprises are looking to engage employees across the globe to efficiently create new products, services and processes.”

This lead-in to the recent post, Innovation through Employee Engagement, examines the power of internal resources in the creation process. Focusing on the workforce as a critical stakeholder group, the article demonstrates how engaged employees are more active contributors to the organization’s growth.

A Simple Guide to Green Your Summer Exercise Routine

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take the concept of going green and how to break it down into their day to day habits.  
 

Building an Active Social Tie to the Local Community

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“When we think of businesses acting in the community, several images may come to mind: fundraising in the office for a charity, colleagues getting active with a day out volunteering or pro-bono services, or maybe a product line that ties sales to giving something to those in need. Increasingly, however, today’s corporate leaders think their social action should become less about giving and more about acting.”
 

Sustainability Metrics – The Devil is in the Details

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Metrics are important and necessary.  We need some way of measuring progress, setting alarms, and sometimes for driving behavior.  Metrics can also cause trouble.  The problem is that metrics are not perfect. As much as we would like them to represent the truth, metrics are not the truth.  They are just a small still-picture taken through a small window pointed at some piece of the truth.”

Sustainability Breaking New Ground in Media

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“With calls growing louder for media companies to make substantive sustainability commitments, the Global Reporting Initiative has just unveiled its new media industry sustainability guidelines -- a set of indicators and questions designed to help companies measure the social, economic and environmental impacts of media companies on society.”
 

Communicating Sustainability on Social Media - The Right and Wrong Way

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With new tools and strategies changing the way the business world communicates and exchanges information, social media is becoming the transparent, engaging, competitive advantage that business sustainability delivers.   However, to effectively harness the power of social media to create business sustainability value, our sustainability consulting explores the key components for success.

Exploring the Bottom Line Impacts of Sustainable Supplier Relationships

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What does it mean to be a sustainable business? Does it mean a company produces a ‘green’ product or service from a sustainable supply chain? Does it mean the company must also maintain sustainable internal business process? What about the product once it leaves the front door? Many companies today are looking up the value chain and asking more probing questions: 

Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Can a bicycle  be a vehicle for change?  Viewed not only as sustainable transportation, bike programs offer a valued link between business, community, and sustainability.  Sustainable businesses and the bike industry are pedaling to prosperity  but we are still paying more for our cars than we realize. How so? Click here to continue reading, Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

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