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SAP Q1 Sustainability Report: Blazing New Frontiers in Reporting and Engagement

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's becoming more common for organizations to publish sustainability reports and just last week, SAP published its 2010 Sustainability report.  Great! But what makes this report important?  And why does it have special meaning to your business? 

Alleviating Hunger in America or Not?

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As I scan the news related to hunger in America, the list of companies and brands supporting the issue seems to be growing each day.

Uncertainly Certified

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This post originally appeared on Triple Pundit as part of the "Crowds of Ratings" series.

By Bahar Gidwani

The folks at BigRoom have worked for a couple of years on a side project (their main goal is to launch an  .ECO suffix for the Internet).  They are trying to capture, document, and categorize the various green, eco, and sustainability-oriented certification programs.  So far, they’ve found more than 300.

Does A Sustainable Reputation Matter, Ask Wal-Mart

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Often measured for is scale and footprint on American society, Wal-Mart has begun to revamp its image as a business sustainability leader.  Leveraging its often negatively viewed size, the retail super giant has begun efforts to improve the quality of its supply chain and the products stocked on its shelves.

CSR 2010: Emerging Career Choices in Supply Chain & Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Misconceptions of business sustainability as a passing trend are quickly falling by the wayside. Larger organizations, traditionally mistaken as burdened with a primary responsibility as change agents in the water, carbon, environment and climate change solutions are now shifting the burden to include suppliers. 

What is Your Unique Sustainable Value in the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Each business has its own unique relationship with its supply chain.  Some relationships are stronger than others; therefore, the drivers to implement change can be quite different from one organization to the next.  However, our business sustainability consulting experience has shown that every supply chain can benefit from greater visibility.

Customers: Unlocking the Doors of Innovation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Clients in our sustainability consulting ask, “What circumstances, frameworks or parameters need to be in place to spark creativity, ideas, and innovation in my business?"    As we've discussed previously, the conversation of business sustainability answers that question.  Business sustainability, defined as evaluating the environmental and social impacts of your business to long term profitability, is a vehicle to enable your business to meet your goals of profit

Walmart Supports Small Business?

Heritage Farming Project
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 Listening to WNYC yesterday morning, Brian Lehrer was on discussing the prospect of Walmart selling organic produce acquired from small and medium sized local farms who practice sustainable farming.

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 Listening to WNYC yesterday morning, Brian Lehrer was on discussing the prospect of Walmart selling organic produce acquired from small and medium sized local farms who practice sustainable farming.

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.  

Allowing Value to Focus the Sustainability Conversation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With an extremely wide range of perspectives and view points of the world, it might seem crazy to think a common definition or framework of ‘sustainability’ could ever be defined.  Add to that, personal beliefs and business operating philosophies, and the conversation continues to expand.   However, our sustainability consulting believes that the point of convergence in the personal and business sustainability conversation begins and ends with value

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