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Building on the Business Sustainability Successes of Others

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The recent GreenBiz article, How Timberland Uses 'The Four Pillars' to Sow Sustainability, summarizes the corporate framework of one of today’s business sustainability leaders.  The company is focused on integrating sustainability concepts deeply into every part of the business.  As a spokesperson from Timberland explains:    
 

CFO's Embracing Sustainability: Here's Why

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the wake of the recent economic downturn, many industries have taken a much harder look at their core business functions.  Initiated by compliance and/or business sustainability necessity, today’s executives can no longer accept ‘business as usual’.  Beginning with reforms and improvements in financial, energy, water, and GHG monitoring and reporting, there are many learnings that can be applied to other core sustainability-driven functions.

Exploring the Building Block of a Sustainable Business

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In our professional consulting, we have witnessed how business models  and strategies can become stagnate, as a company fails to take proactive or immediate action to respond to the changing forces around it.  Soon a once thriving business becomes out of touch with the consumer.  We have learned that one of the keys to business sustainability is a conscious and continuous effort for improvement.  
 

Variables to Consider in Sustainable Supply Chain Acquisitions

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Traditional M&A assessments would tell you to focus primarily on a company’s financial statements, assets, and internal resources.  But what about the company’s supply chain?  Today’s sustainable companies must be able to effectively evaluate the risks and rewards of a complex framework of supply channels foreseen in an upcoming merger or acquisition.
 

Social Media is Becoming a Critical CSR Tool

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“When it comes to corporate social responsibility, consumers want more than aspirational mission statements…84 percent of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of CSR commitments by going beyond the mission to robustly communicate progress against well-defined purpose…Companies that proactively share the details and results of their CSR efforts, rather than just their aspirations, will be rewarded with increased consumer trust and purchasing.” 

8 CSR Communications Trends Powered by Social Media

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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 emerging social media trends in CSR communications.

Why Social Media Engagement Is Important In The New Economy

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“The current economic recovery, fragile though it is, promises to produce an even greater surge of innovation as the pace of technological change accelerates and different technologies are combined more frequently in novel ways.”
 

Capturing the Voices in Business Sustainability

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"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from his angle, as well as from your own." Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company
 

Is the Future of Sustainable Innovation Online?

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Six Globally Applicable Sustainable Talent Management Tips

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“No matter where in the world you operate, chances are good that your organization has weaknesses in three key areas of people management: managing talent, improving leadership development and strategic workforce planning.” –Business Finance
 

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