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2011 Business Planning: Where Will Your Business Plan Take You?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A business plan is a map that leads an organization on one of an endless number of possible journeys.  It provides a common understanding to internal stakeholders and is a communication tool to the external world of company’s values, goals, and business sustainability strategies.  So what is your plan saying and where will it ultimately take you?

Where is Your Business on the Green Road Map?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Not all businesses and individuals are at the same level of sustainability understanding or implementation.  Whether your company is just becoming familiar with the concept of business sustainability or is sustainability leader in your industry, there are sustainable performance improvements that can help move your organization up the scale.

Do You Know the Top Ten Things Sustainable Business Leaders Know?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Since the introduction of the concept of the triple bottom line, supporters and critics have debated the ability to link the environmental and social responsibility to business profitability.  Without a definitive financial incentive, companies have historically not been receptive to the idea of integrating sustainability concepts into core business practices.  However, recent trends tend to indicate that the business world may be changing their view.

Sustainability: You Have to Play to Win

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Is your company waiting to see how the market responds before taking action?  Is management afraid to over commit resources and capital to a yet to be defined direction?  Are you stuck in a business sustainability ‘holding’ pattern?  Well, chances are the company may be actually increasing business stakeholder risk and directly affecting the competitive position of the organization. 

Is Your Business Taking the Next Step in Business Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Driven today largely by cost savings opportunities or risk mitigation, the business world is gradually moving forward on the sustainability continuum.  The feel good efforts of the past have been replaced with real bottom line business sustainability impacts.  Looking into the future, the next step-change will come when stand-alone project implementations become cohesive business sustainability programs across companies, industries, and business as a whole

What is Your Role in a Sustainable Business?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere - and definitely not our current job.  Frequently, in our sustainability consulting, we are asked, "How do I find a green job?" 

Business Sustainability: Bigger Not Always Better

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As any small business owner will tell you, the challenges they face can be very different than larger companies.   Small businesses are often resource constrained and in some cases financially limited.  However when it comes to realizing immediate benefits from business sustainability implementation, small business may actually have an advantage over these large corporations.  

Does Buying Green Make a Difference?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you consider that just in the last few years the world has seen a dramatic increase in public eco awareness, specifically in ‘green’ consumer knowledge, it is no wonder why there have been so many changes on market shelves.  

The Power is in the Question

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Too many organizations underestimate the power of asking their stakeholders important questions in a timely manner. Even worse, too many firms treat their internal disputes and disagreements as sensitive information to be hoarded rather than as valuable insight to be shared.  On the flip side, our eco friendly consulting subscribes to the likes of Tom Peters,

Business Sustainability: Do You Get It?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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One approach to innovation is to wait for it to come to you.  Another approach is to seek it out.  Such is the case with sustainability.  Some get it.  Some don't.  What is it that the early adopters of business sustainability get that others are missing? 

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