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Sustainable Growth in a Rebounding Economy

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the excitement of a possible turn in the economy, many professionals are rightfully enthusiastic about their company's growth opportunities.  While the prospect of business growth can be  exiting,  if left unmanaged, uncontrolled growth can also be a business sustainability risk.

Walking Your Green Talk this Holiday Season

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy

Oversight Critical to SRM

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Failure to foresee the financial risk and resulting challenges of the economic slowdown are believed by many to have been a contributing factor to many of the challenges businesses faced.  Executives and their companies were playing catch-up when they could have been focused on implementing a set of predefined mitigation strategies.

How Cloud Computing Helps Small Business to Reduce Emissions and Improve Productivity

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Good news for small businesses leveraging the power of cloud computing.  According to the post, Study: Cloud computing for business uses less energy, computing is more efficient when it's concentrated in the "cloud" at giant data centers and " the greatest energy and greenhouse reductions can be achieved by small businesses with fewer than 100 users."  

Sustainability Metrics - Improving Relations with 3PLs

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Keeping with the latest trends, customer demands continue to drive the overall logistics market.  The desire to meet service levels set by end consumers have improved one aspect of the logistics relationship but have not necessarily aligned companies with their third party logistic (3PL) providers.  Some believe business sustainability metrics may be a new and common platform for improved 3PL relations.

Smart Cycling

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet?  An organ donor.  ~David Perry 

What Does ISO 26000 Mean to Small Businesses?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The recently released ISO 26000  international standard on social responsibility (SR), provides guidance on implementing social responsibility for both private and public companies.  Targeting the areas that will deliver the greatest business sustainability value, critics question the organizational breath of coverage, specifically its application to small businesses. 

How to Build Business Sustainability Intelligence

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The next time you have a moment, try a simple exercise: write down the five biggest risks facing your company, the five biggest opportunities on the immediate horizon, and the five most important pieces of information you are lacking that could have a huge impact to future success.  You may be surprised to see business sustainability concepts are all over the page.  The ability to connect the dots on the paper requires the right business intelligence resources to capture and leverage the information.

Sustainability – Ensuring the Health of Your Organization

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you think of sustainability in the workplace, do your thoughts immediately go to the ‘green’: recycling, energy efficiency, paperless office?  Or do you think of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?  An often forgotten aspect of a sustainable business is a healthy organization.  Business sustainability and organizational health go hand-in-hand.  

Collaboration: Include all the Crayons in the Box

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but we have to learn to live in the same box."  Anonymous 

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