How to Tie Sustainability Metrics to the Bottom Line

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Oct 8, 2010 8:14 AM ET

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. 

A corporate sustainability plan is one way for growing businesses to drive efficiencies into existing business process and to create access to new opportunities.  A comprehensive business sustainability program is a communication tool to your key business stakeholders that your company is responsive to change.  But what information exactly needs to be communicated and to which stakeholders?
The post, Using Sustainability Metrics to Drive Business Performance, Innovation and Stakeholder Satisfaction  addresses key metrics used to tie sustainable business strategies to bottom line performance.  One point mentioned is to measure things that add value to organizational decisions.  For businesses just getting on board with sustainable business strategies, what might those "things" be?  As mentioned in our sustainability consulting, following are areas within the business that not only add value from a sustainability perspective but also to bottom line performance.  Click here to continue reading.

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".


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