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If Business Sustainability Isn't a Priority, then What is It?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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We have all heard and probably been told by an authority figure at some point in our lives: “You better get your priorities in order”.  Did the resulting stress and pressure of that request get the intended result?  Not likely.   When it comes to transforming the organization, business sustainability action arguably should not be a priority. 

Sustainability Sparking Business Innovation for 2011

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Research shows that innovation will be essential for small businesses over the next decade as they try to thrive and survive by seizing new opportunities, improving their competitive position and providing more value to their customers.  Furthermore, according to Ernst & Young’s 2010 Business Risk Report, corporate social

Sustainability: Dare to Think of the Unthinkable

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless." - J. William Fulbright  

As You Sow So Shall You Reap

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade

Business Sustainability: Managing the Chaos

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Out of chaos, comes order. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Lessons from Business Sustainability’s Unsung

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Business sustainability headlines often focus on large corporations making big impacts.  While large in overall impact, these efforts typically represent only incremental change in a larger business operation.

By-Products of Sustainable Business Strategies

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What is a by-product?  According to this entry in Wikipedia, a by-product is a secondary or incidental product deriving from a manufacturing process, a chemical reaction or a biochemical pathway, and is not the primary product or service being produced.

Sparkle Organically for the 2010 Holidays

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Holiday parties are just around the corner and who doesn't want to sparkle and light up the room?  This holiday season, clients from our personal sustainability programs are opting to sparkle organically via organic makeup. 

Making Gift Giving Count

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Which has more impact?  What you do?  Or, what you buy?   At the PEW Center for Climate Changer's Energy Efficiency Conference held in Chicago last April, one of the plenary session speakers stated a remarkable statistic.  Only 8% of what you DO is sustainable -- the other 92% is in the supply chain -- in other words, what you BUY. So in essence, your eco actions add up but the products you purchase. 

How to Make Sustainable Change Manageable

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Surveys indicate most Americans recognize the environmental crisis and they're concerned about global warming. But to actually do something about it?  It's a similar experience in the business world.  Within our business sustainability consulting practice, executives are becoming aware of the business case for sustainability but are finding the traditional methods of addressing alternative mindsets and systems.

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