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Mitigate your 2011 Business Risk by Planning Now

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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According to Ernst & Young’s 2010 Business Risk Report, corporate social responsibility and the need for social acceptance both appeared on the top ten risks facing businesses.  "Regarding corporate social responsibility or "radical greening", the report finds that in order to maintain the corporate image and reduce environmental impact, companies must take proactive measures, including more complex decisions regarding capital spending, production procedures,

You have the Power to Choose Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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We are all faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  Standing at a decision intersection, some may choose to turn right while others may choose to turn left.  The outcome of a left versus right turn is not the concern.  Our sustainability consulting simply asks the question: was sustainability part of your decision making process? 

How to Tie Sustainability Metrics to the Bottom Line

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The past year has seen a significant shift in eco awareness and the debate on climate change.  In the world of business and finance, climate change has developed from a sidebar topic to a mainstream conversation.  Accompanying climate change discussions are questions as to how to increase eco awareness in business and simultaneously see results in the bottom line. 

The Forecast is for Sun…Are You Still Carrying an Umbrella?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The negative economic downpour of the past few years continues to inspire companies to carry around their ‘business umbrellas’, expecting the challenges of the past to rain down on them once again.  As a business sustainability consultant who believes in a sunny economic forecast, I advise clients to put those cost and risk mitigation strategies aside and focus on the value and growth opportunity of the brighter days ahead.

Is Business Sustainability the Elephant in the Room?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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There are many factors that will ultimately shape the future face of business.  For some, these pressure points will show up as risks while for others as opportunities.  With many businesses discussing strategies and actions on a road to recovery, business sustainability may be the massive unseen elephant in the room.

How to Jump over the Hurdle of Living Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Within our sustainability consulting, we hear a number of opposing comments to sustainable living.  Some of the most frequent comments we hear from clients and peers are:

Jump-Start Your Green Career Today

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Stuck in a job or career track that is not satisfying your sustainability passion?  Our sustainability consulting is frequently asked: How do you climb the ‘green’ ladder of success from your current roll or in searching for that next great opportunity? 

Business and Community: Pairing with the Right Partner

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The link between business sustainability and a thriving business community is more visible today than at any time in recent past.  While we address the two questions of "How does a business define its role in the community" and "how does it know if it’s succeeding" in the post Business and Community: A Growing Love Affair, the real question is how does a business get started?

Energy Efficient Superstars: Are You One of Them?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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According to the post, Best States for Energy Efficiency, "if you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right – a lot right – when it comes to energy efficiency.  The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report

Business Sustainability: Leveraging the Power of Organic Growth

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How does your business grow? By profit alone?

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