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Love or Hate a Bright Idea?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ~   Oscar Wilde  

Who Is Responsible for the Integrity of Your Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Whether designing an entirely new supply chain or simply making a sustainable process change to a single material stream, the ability to effectively engage the external world in business sustainability driven process changes becomes critical to success.  This requires organizations to be aware and actively manage the dynamic relationships with their key stakeholders.  

Business Sustainability Wake-Up Call

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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If you are like many of us, you may have trouble getting out of bed on a Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend.  You may hit the snooze button, thinking I just need a few more minutes before I start my week?   Similarly, our sustainability consulting finds that many businesses have been snoozing for a long while and often need a wake-up call to get moving. 

How Can Sustainability Save Money for Small Businesses?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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We've all heard about "going green" and the corporate sustainability plans that many larger organizations are undertaking.  However, one of the biggest misconceptions around this topic is that sustainable business strategies are exclusive to larger organizations.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  

Personal Sustainability: Building on What You Already Know

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Our eco living consulting experience has led us to believe that the world has changed significantly over the last few years.  The economic crisis simply enhanced an already growing spotlight on personal spending and ‘sustainable’ personal action.   As we move in to a more prosperous future, why not leverage the challenging experiences of the past to build a more sustainable lifestyle for the future? 

Get Your Green On

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Green isn’t just for Kermit the frog.  Green is the new cool and it’s about living a sustainable lifestyle.  

Sustainable Supply Chain: Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It is always rewarding to engage you, the reader, in the business sustainability conversation.  In response to yesterday’s post, Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management , a very intriguing line of discussion was introduced via the comments.  The reader posed the question: can one bad apple spoil the ‘sustainability’ of the entire supply chain? 

Exploring the Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Traditionally, businesses and professional consulting firms have focused procurement and supply chain management efforts to reduce costs and improve process efficiencies. While these practices provide great insight into spend control, the next generation of business sustainability organizations is integrating sustainability concepts into their supply chains to evaluate risk and promote value through sustainable development opportunities. 

Steps to Mitigate Business Sustainability Risk

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How dependent is your business on its internal resources, suppliers, and customers?  If circumstances were to threaten the stability of these critical stakeholder groups, would your business survive?  This is a real business sustainability risk facing many companies today. 

Business Culture and Sustainability: Are You Aligned?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Do you experience business sustainability resistance within your organization?  Do you feel like sustainability concepts are working against the flow?  The direction of resistance is often directly related to the source of new ideas, the nature of internal communication, and the degree of alignment across the organization. 

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