Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability: A Trick or a Treat for Executives?

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.    For many executives considering sustainable business strategies, there is a little bit of a Halloween mindset!

Applying a Framework to Business Sustainability Risk

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In Expanding Perspectives of Business Sustainability Risk and other previously released posts, our sustainability consulting has focused its attention on defining key risks, identifying reference points, and evaluating the potential impacts to long-term business sustainability.

Driving Sustainability: Leaders Tap the Power of Youth

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”  -Franklin D. Roosevelt
 

Creating Business Sustainability Value through Enhanced Collaboration

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Sustainability has been described as a continuous improvement process  that challenges business and individuals to balance personal needs with the shifting expectations of their stakeholders.  This balance can be demonstrated by a common rise in eco awareness, innovation, technological advancement, or mutually beneficial proactive change.

Multiple Facets of Business Sustainability Leadership

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As we have discussed in previous posts, the business environment of today presents a unique opportunity to increase company returns through a more proactive and responsive business model. Our sustainability consulting practice advises clients to look to the leading edge of every business function for best practices and opportunities.

Sustainable Talent Management: Good to Outstanding

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In order to meet the growing demands of business sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition, businesses are encouraged to take a hard look at their talent pool.  This often requires managers to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives in their talent appraisals.
 

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain on Trust

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 13, 2011 - Research published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal  shows it's possible -- and profitable -- to establish a sustainable supply chain by focusing on personal relationships built on trust. Read how Nespresso, a division of Nestlé, was struggling to meet growing demand for high-quality coffee.

The Balancing Act of Communicating Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It seems that everything useful, good, beautiful, and healing that humans have created relies on communication – either between people acting together, or by individuals acting on what they’ve learned from others. This communication can be direct (face to face), or via media. 
 

What Does ‘Greening’ a Business Have to do with Profitability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Consider sustainability as a profit center: crazy talk or real possibility?
 

Magic 8 Ball: A Tool for Sustainability Risk?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The mystical qualities of the Magic 8 ball captured our fascinations as children. Could it really predict the future? As adults, we realize it's limited in its powers, but yet, the idea of glancing into the future, finding answers to questions, and gaining security in knowingness still grips us.  In business, that's why we have business plans, models, schedules and risk analysis.  But it's interesting to question if these traditional approaches are serving us? Much like the Magic 8 ball, can they adequately foresee sustainability risk?
 

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