Green Thinking As Pathway to Changing Habits

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~ Bill Meyer As Charles Reade said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and...

Eco Magic and Sustainability Spells: Ways to Green Your Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a sustainability consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my professional consulting,...

Water Wise Eco Habits for #EcoChallenge2014

Do you want to go green but just don't know where to start?  Well, great news!  You don't have to be a fantastic to live green and you can get started today.  Going green isn't an all or nothing approach -just a simple transition into making better...

Redefining Roles in Sustainable Business Reporting

Relative to business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader...

Effect of Organizational Structures on Sustainable Innovation

In the corporate world, most business leaders agree that achieving real bottom line improvements, whether through reduction in operating cost or enhanced revenue, is critical to business sustainability.  Our sustainability consulting...

Sustainable Supply Chain Benefits of Third Party Logistics

Traditionally two major factors have been at odds when companies discuss the potential for outsourced logistics. This decision has been torn between the value of integrating business operations with logistics providers and business risk of ‘vendor...

The Three C’s of Sustainability Communications

Although business sustainability is not new, grasping sustainability concepts and its practical applications to a specific business is new to some business leaders.  It is not uncommon within our business sustainability consulting practice to be...

How to Green Your Ride

Do you have to drive a hybrid vehicle or electrical car to drive green?   Sure, "green" cars are cool and are sparking innovation and eco awareness, but approaching your current vehicle with a sustainability mindset can also help to save cost and...

What the Boreal Forest Is and How it Inspires Us

"He who plants a tree, Plants a hope." ~Lucy Larcom  As our company name is Taiga Company, we are frequently asked what inspired us to embark in sustainable business enterprise as well as how the company was named.  Keeping true to...

Tips for Improving Business Sustainability Implementation

It probably goes without saying that business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic exercises to reshape the entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that...

Need Help Fine Tuning Your Sustainable Growth Strategy

Interacting with companies in the midst of recovery, our sustainability consulting practice has observed first-hand how business sustainability risk can affect a company and its stakeholders.  While many traditional risks appear obvious...

How Social Media Engagement Increases Employee Engagement

How Much is a Disengaged Workforce Costing You?  Is there a reason to do employee engagement right?  In fact, are there dangers of a disengaged workforce?  Absolutely! Many would argue low employee morale, broken culture, loss of productivity and...

Finding Your True North Star for Sustainability Communications

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear the word sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

Still Work to be Done in Business Sustainability Reporting

“The sustainability victories we are claiming these days are still marginal to the core work of the world. They are small steps in the hinterlands of our major social and economic systems. I am not suggesting they are not advances — compared to past...

6 Resources for Sustainable Leadership

In business, every function has a purpose and every job requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill on that purpose.  When it comes to defining roles for a sustainable business future, what skills and leadership qualities will your business...

Tips to Enhance Your Sustainable Innovation Strategies

“Ideation is on the agenda because high performing procurement teams do it. Generating bigger and better ideas calls for CPOs to coach and mentor their staff to be bold and more. Simple techniques do work but only long term planning ensure teams...

How Social Media is a Tool for Engaging Others in Sustainability

To build an effective plan for long-term sustainability, it is important to understand that this activity involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the on-going processes. ...

Transparency: Can Business Sustainability Function Without It?

As the global expectation for sustainable products, services and corporate action continues to grow, many leading organizations are embracing business sustainability as a means to gain a long-term competitive advantage.  These organizations are...

Easy Steps to Green Your Home Office

You're running a business and you want to do it right. That means bringing your environmental and social performance in line for a healthier bottom line.  You are asking questions such as, "Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business...

5 Green Books Worth a Read

The road to sustainability is paved with multiple small decisions, as well as, big, larger commitments.  The small choices are the ones we make every day. To support sustainable development in business, life, and the environment, you've got to get...