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Social Media as a Persuasive Change Agent Tool

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality. ~ Adrienne Rich 
 
A challenge with corporate sustainability has been all about changing mindsets and systems.  Businesses often try to sell change to the organization as a way to attain agreement and accelerate sustainable business implementation. Selling change to people is most often not a sustainable strategy for success.  It creates resistance.  
 

Business Sustainability: It’s Never Too Late

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Mature corporations are designed to execute on the science of delivery — not engage in the art of discovery. They're bad at innovation by design: All the pressures and processes that drive them toward a profitable, efficient operation tend to get in the way of developing the innovations that can actually transform the business.”

6 Ways to Get Senior Management on Board with Sustainability

Taiga Company 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.  
 

Why Assess the Health of Your Sustainable Supply Chain?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Our sustainability consulting practice interfaces with business leaders who are often unaware of the potential cost and business risk their organizations may be incurring though short-term or misaligned supply chain activity.   While many companies targeted immediate supply chain value, some of the more well known leading organizations continuously assess the health of their supply base.  It is this critical sustainable supply chain management activity that provides an opportunity to immediately determine risk and ultimately weather the changes in the market.

Tips for Inspiring a Business Sustainability Culture Change

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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To build an effective plan for long-term sustainability, one must first understand that this activity involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the on-going processes.  Our sustainability consulting has found that most organizations usually have to step outside of their traditional business structures to add an increased level of open communication and active interaction. This transformation often involves methods that more effectively engage business sustainability stakeholders in the process.

Sustainable Innovation: It is About Finding the Right Balance

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Our sustainability consulting spends a considerable amount of time speaking and writing about innovation.  It seems to be the hot topic that can, at times, get to be a little bit overwhelming.  However, like many of our peers, we believe that motivated and enabled creativity is one of the key ingredients to business sustainability. Thus, we explore the many avenues businesses are utilizing to stimulate innovation.

Creating Meaningful Work: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Following the Complexities of Green Marketing

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As consumers continue to scrutinize business sustainability actions and new product developments, there remains an increasing need to be transparent with more credible information. Labeling a product or service with basic eco awareness just doesn't cut it.  In fact, research shows that 70% of consumers do not feel confident that they can clearly identify which companies are environmentally responsible, and six in ten consumers (59%) are skeptical about the environmental claims companies make.  So what are companies to do?

Small Business Jumping over Hurdles to Go Green

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Small businesses are arguably more affected by the financial pressures and resource constraints in responding to dramatic changes in the market.  For many of these organizations, just weathering the storm is often the immediate goal.  For small business taking proactive sustainability actions, the opportunity to grow becomes much more visible.  
 

Five Practices to Enhance Your Sustainable Business Culture

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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An effective plan for long-term sustainability involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the on-going processes.  Our sustainability consulting has observed that leading companies are stepping outside traditional business structure to add spontaneity to their sustainability plans. These processes often involve methods that more effectively engage business sustainability stakeholders in the process.

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