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Learn the Best Ways to Kick Off Your Green Holiday Planning

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Have you heard someone say they are going green because it's the "right” thing to do?  When you ask them what exactly the “right” thing is, they mention because "it's good for the environment".  As a sustainability consultant, I'm all for being good to the environment; however, what I've noticed in our sustainable business programs is that "being good for the environment" doesn’t translate well into tangible, practical pieces of information that people can use in their daily lives.

The Importance of Creativity and 2013 Sustainability Business Planning

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“Most businesspeople are so busy working for their business or in their business that they never find time to work on their business. Thus they fail to anticipate what might happen or what they might be able to make happen”. –The Fast East the Slow
 

5 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Open Business Culture

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“Opening up your innovation strategy to outsiders is not always easy nor does it always pay immediate dividends…The premise is that no company, regardless of its size and capability could innovate effectively and efficiently on its own…To improve OI’s effectiveness, companies should consider how they can fine tune their strategy, culture and management systems.”
 

How to Achieve Amazing Sustainable Meetings: Face to Face or Virtual

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3According to The New York Times article, Trapped in the Middle Seat , corporate travel is on the rise.  Companies are emerging from the economic downturn by taking to the air to rebuild and grow their businesses.  However, this activity is not completely free from the restraint.  The all-seeing and watchful eye of corporate cost control is always present!

Business Guide for a Sustainable 2013

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The concepts of social responsibility, business sustainability and living a sustainable lifestyle have been around for a long time.  However, these conversations have traditionally been between a smaller set of social and business practitioners.  Today, we are all exploring sustainability as an engrained part of our lives.  We hear about  going green on the radio, in  newspapers, websites, blogs and while we each have a different version of what going green means to us, to our businesses, and how to qualify its meaning.

Five Tips to Increase Effective Business Sustainability Engagement

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The Harvard Business Review blog network recently released a post, The Five Cs of Opportunity Identification, which provides guidance on how to engage key business sustainability stakeholders in sustainable development.  Focused on front-end engagement, our sustainability consulting finds applicable insight for any business seeking to increase active participation from its internal and external resources.  The article offers a set of idea creation and identification tools.

Big Ideas in Business Sustainability Reporting

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Following the exploration of  business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing target.  Rather than separating traditional performance from sustainability, would the business world be better served in aligning business sustainability with traditional financial reporting?

Do You Know The New Social Tools and Platforms That are Transforming Sustainability Communications?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's been questioned if social media change the world?  Can it make our world a better world?  How is it advancing the sustainability conversation?  
 
Considering that for the first time in the history of humanitarian aid, the Internet and social media provides individual donors and worthy organizations the ability to connect meaningfully on opposite sides of the world, our sustainability consulting practice would have to say, yes.  Social media engagement can help save the world.  
 

How Can Your Company Enhance Its Innovation Strategy?

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“Too many companies see innovation as merely coming up with new products or services. Certainly, that’s part of it. But at its core, innovation is all about thinking differently than you have in the past. It’s about finding new ways to improve internal systems and processes.” -Forbes Magazine
 

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