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8 Green Business Initiatives for 2011

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The rejuvenating business environment is beginning to motivate executives to answer the business sustainability call to action and revisit some of the basic survival tactics of the past few years. We find organizations are redefining themselves to respond to the positive changes occurring in business.  For many, now is the perfect time to revisit that stagnate business model and make changes for a new business environment. 

Is Sustainability Part of Your 2011 Professional Development Plan?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The latest trends for 2011 forecast a much better year than the recent past. Looking to the immediate horizon and far beyond the current job market, the forecast indicates an increasing demand for a new kind of business contributor.  Does you professional development plan match?

Business Sustainability: Not Just For the Big Companies

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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More businesses than ever are subscribing to the idea that they can save money, increase sales, and improve business value by implementing social and environmental business sustainability practices.  With countless examples of success stories making headlines every day, who is truly setting the mark?  More importantly: Which organizations should an aspiring business observe to be successful?

Shifting to a Top Line Focus in 2011: Are You Ready?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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According to a recent study, only 10% of all businesses reported growth over the last 13 years.  With growth now on the minds of many going into 2011, whose office will the boss be visiting this year? 

What Impact Will Your Message Have on 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are you a small business or even a larger company on the front end of the business sustainability continuum seeking to make a significant change in 2011?  Chances are that you are not alone.  But, what is your message telling the business world in 2011? 

Strategic Sustainability Planning: How Will You Weather 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As winter grips much of the Northern Hemisphere, many are taking  shelter in our homes.  For those brave souls who do venture out, the right clothing and resources will be essential to survival.  In a similar fashion, businesses peaking around the corner of year’s end continue to prescribe to action or inaction in response to a still turbulent fourth quarter.  

Lean and Green: 2011 Plan for Waste Reduction

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?  About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. 

Cut Cost and Engage Employees through Energy Efficiency

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The post, Engage Your Employees: 5 Must-Dos In 2011, suggests "using social good as a Trojan horse for engagement: Connecting the dots between engagement and social responsibility is no longer the "wave of the future." It's what companies need to be doing now to get ahead. Aligning your employees around a common cause that transcends generational divides, gender and ethnicity is a sure-fire way to spark a sense of purpose and belonging.

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