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Sustainability Opportunity and Risk: Walking the Thin Line

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Growing consumer eco awareness has placed consumer preferences as a major and defining aspect of business sustainability.  Companies quick to respond to market changes may believe they are positioned to capitalize; when in fact, they may actually be exposing themselves to an insurmountable business sustainability risk.

When Sustainability Leadership Really Matters

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Not all companies, in fact very few, have a uniform business sustainability understanding across the entire organization.  This lack of cohesion is often an opportunity for leadership to really shine.  By facilitating sustainability discussion, leaders open the door to inclusion, reduced resistance, alignment, and a smoother transition of sustainable business change. 

Business Sustainability Made Easy

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How great are you in the kitchen?   I'm not really a cook - in fact, I have to dust the stove.  I admire those "foodie" groups that have intimate knowledge of herbs, spices, and specialty food groups.   Personally, I'm rather intimidated by the grocery store.  I walk in thinking of all the possibilities and walk out deflated carrying the same few staple items that always accompany my exit from the store- in a canvass bag. 

Green Isn't One Size Fits All

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Look around and you'll see going green slogans everywhere.  The web is full of information on going green, living a sustainable lifestyle and advice on personal sustainability.   For many, this mountain of information can be confusing and at times a little overwhelming.   In fact, the post,

Selling Business Sustainability to Executive Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Generally, the surest way toward environmental and business sustainability is to engage an entire workforce from the top down.  While executive support is a critical key component of most success stories, it is not the only direction from which leadership can come.  

Do You Get What You Want or What You Don’t Want?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Have you ever heard the saying: you get what you focus your attention on?  With strong indications we are on a road to recovery, are you focusing on the past or the future?  The answer to this question could determine whether you have a bright business sustainability future or are doomed to repeat the past. 

Improve Stock Value, Employee Engagement and Reduce Impacts with One Solution

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Sometimes, corporate sustainability is like playing telephone.  Witnessed from a high level, a company's corporate sustainability plan may embrace all the right frameworks, include the buzz words, and authentically and credibly, embrace sustainability initiatives.  However, organizations seeking to capture the attention of investors, pair employee values with CSR initiatives while also reducing environmental impacts and cost, now have a solution. 

Friday Fun: Saving the Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Looking for eco actions to do on the weekend that won’t set you back a lot of money or hurt the environment?   While there are numerous benefits to green living, some mistakenly think it requires more effort and costs more.  Not so!  Our eco friendly training classes offer fun ways to kick start living a sustainable lifestyle.  The first step is creating eco awareness.  Why not start this weekend?  

Business Sustainability: Resource Constraint or Value Add?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Do you think that business sustainability is something already existing within your business or do you think that it's another add on function, external to the business that is going to be resource intensive?  

Do You Choose Your Customer or Do They Choose You?

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: Are we defining, attracting, and selling to the right customers? 

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