Seven Steps to Sustainable Business Innovation

“The traditional view of creativity is that it is unstructured and doesn't follow rules or patterns. Would-be innovators are told to ‘think outside the box’…We advocate a radically different approach: thinking inside the proverbial box, not outside...

How Social Media Engagement Inspires a Business Sustainability Culture Change

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. ...

Is Resource Management Incorporated in Your Sustainability Plan?

Increasing conversations around business sustainability risk and value creation has raised corporate eco awareness. Business leaders are now seeking new strategies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability issues through information...

Be Your Best Green Self

Today’s business organizations are presented with the unique opportunity to increase profitability through greater eco awareness and the pursuit of a more sustainable business. To gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition,...

Adding Sustainable Business Value through Enhanced Engagement

What does it mean to be a sustainable business?  Does it mean a company produces a ‘green’ product or service from a sustainable supply chain?   Does it mean the company must also maintain sustainable internal business process?  What about the...

Maximizing Virtual and Eco Friendly Conferences for Sustainability Gains

Bringing people together for meetings, often for multiple days at a time, can create a "host" of environmental impacts—from the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and ground travel to the paper, plastic, and food waste associated...

10 Ways Social Media Promotes Innovation and Knowledge Sharing with Stakeholders

Social media engagement, executed successfully, can be a powerful vehicle to build sustainable business communications by engaging with stakeholders.  With new tools and strategies changing the way the business world communicates and exchanges...

Who Has the Most ‘Sustainability’ Potential in Your Business?

Now more than ever, business sustainability minded organizations and their leadership understand the value in managing their human capital.  These fast movers realize that a quality workforce, aligned with the goals of the organization, is essential...

Driving Value into the Corporate Social Responsibility Conversation with Sustainability Communications

Through our sustainability consulting experiences, the professional consultants of Taiga Company have come to recognize that one of the main challenges in implementing a business sustainability plan is pairing sustainability concepts to...

Sustainable Supply Chain: Benefits, Best Practices, and Supplier Alignment Criteria

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain.  However, traditional supply chain management has focused primarily on cost, with professional consulting...

Continuing to Shift the Business Sustainability Value Conversation

Today’s discussion of business sustainability is no longer a sidebar conversation.  In fact, our sustainability consulting practice finds that it is in fact, it is quickly becoming a primary focus in executive boardroom discussions and...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

In today’s global business environment, it is extremely rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations now rely heavily on external supply and resources.  This has made the supply chain a critical component...

Building a Framework to Mitigate Sustainable Supply Chain Risk

In the business world, unforeseen yet sometimes preventable circumstances can sometimes put supply chains relationships at risk.  It is these situations that prompt our sustainability consulting practice to ask: Are you aware of how your...

3 Ways to Master Business Sustainability

As the business world evaluates the range of possible futures emerging from these economic times, business sustainability is defining itself as leading edge strategic business approach. Many businesses are now acting to address what are believed to...

Key Elements in Successful Business and Community Relationships

Most companies today recognize, at least at a the high-level, the consequences and negative impacts of their choices on the communities in which they conduct their day-to-day business.  Some also employ corporate social outreach programs designed...

Focusing on the Front-End of Sustainable Talent Management

For every discussion of business sustainability there is always an equally important side conversation around people.  To compete and differentiate in today’s multi-skilled economy, a company must have the right mix of talent.  However, sourcing...

A New Framework for Sustainable Innovation Teams

“The last few decades saw a structural shift in how companies approach innovation. Instead of R&D working separately, the function has opened up, encouraging more collaboration through crowdsourcing and cross-functional involvement…But when you...

How Social Media Engagement for Green Business can Attract Investors

Many CFOs and their organizations are ignoring new social-media technologies and networks because they’re not comfortable with them.  Granted, CFOs have a plethora of concerns that cause them to resist making a wholehearted, structured commitment to...

How the Supply Chain Powers Responsible Investment Recovery

What is investment recovery?  Does investment recovery have a role in corporate sustainability plans ?   Join me next week at the 80th Investment Recovery Association Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona.   In my speech, I’l share how the supply chain...

Taking Sustainable Supplier Management to the Next Level

Traditionally businesses and professional consulting firms have focused their procurement and supply chain management efforts on efficiency, particularly actions to reduce costs. While these practices provide great insight into spend control, the...