Cultivating Sustainability Talent

In order to meet the growing demands of business sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition, companies are encouraged to take a hard look at their talent pool.  Our own sustainability consulting often asks executives:...

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. ...

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,...

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 Communications Overcomes Sustainability Challenges

Sustainability has emerged as an important component to our everyday lives, directly shaping our daily activities— the products we purchase; the materials we recycle; and our views on politics, business, climate change, and more. While its exact ...

How Can Leadership Communications Impact the Adoption of Sustainability using Social Media?

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...

Where is Business Sustainability Taking You in 2014 and Beyond?

For every company, the business plan is a map that leads an organization on one of an endless number of possible journeys.  It provides a common understanding to internal stakeholders and is a communication tool to the external world of company’s...

Engagement is the Key to Sustainable Change Management

“The most successful transitioning leaders are not shy about making changes in their new organizations and have the skills required to successfully drive that change. In fact, possessing change management skills increases the likelihood of transition...

Business Sustainability – Are You Getting Up Close and Personal?

Building an effective long-term business sustainability plan usually requires executives to first understand that this activity involves more than the thoughts and vision of a select few in a boardroom.  Our sustainability consulting practice has...

Pinterest 101 for Green and Sustainable Businesses

As if there weren’t enough social media marketing platforms already?  Many or our small business clients express concern about not having enough time to effectively market their sustainable business practices on social media let alone take on using...

Communication is Critical to Sustainable Business Change

“Managers have a large part to play in making sure workers understand the change and how it will affect their day-to-day work. In fact, managers who communicate change effectively can improve their direct reports’ performance by as much as 29.2%.”...

Are Your Employees Aware of the Company’s Engagement Drivers?

Where do employees rank among business sustainability stakeholders? Who is ultimately responsible for their engagement?  And how do they directly contribute to your business sustainability success? In an attempt to answer these questions,...

Communication is Key to Business Sustainability Culture Change

Building an effective long-term business sustainability plan usually requires executives to first understand that this activity involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the...

What If Punxsutawney Phil Predicted Business Forecasts?

What happens on Groundhog day?  If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it'll be six more weeks of winter or bad weather and he climbs back in his hole. If the day is cloudy and he doesn't see his shadow, he figures spring is coming and stays above...

Communicating Sustainability Beyond Words

Recent business success stories reveal that, armed with even the best ideas and intentions, an organization can become bogged down with the complexities of ‘actionable’ next steps in a sea of miscommunication.  How do employees really feel...

Increasing Business Value through Advanced Stakeholder Engagement

Isn't stakeholder engagement just another way of saying public relations?   At Taiga Company, we see stakeholder engagement as a way to capture value through proactively acknowledging and addressing the underlying needs and concerns of those impacted...

Is Social Media Engagement Relevant for Sustainability?

One of the great challenges facing sustainability, especially business sustainability, is the ability to measure success. The other challenge, is communicating that success in meaningful, relevant ways to interested stakeholders.  As adoption of...

Employees: A Path Towards a Business Sustainability Culture

As you stroll through the office, do you feel positive energy, enthusiasm and excitement?  Are your business meetings filled with innovative ideas from all levels?  Or is your culture, like many, in need of a serious overhaul? In...

Exploring Components of Sustainable Knowledge Management

The ability to define, implement and manage future business opportunities depends largely on the availability and quality of information. Knowledge management is a process that extends beyond the flow of traditional business process.  It focuses on...

What Everybody Ought to Know -10 Top Posts for Green and Sustainability Communications on Social Media

Is the sustainability movement here to stay?  What about social media? Many argue that sustainable business strategies, as well as, social media are just passing trends.  Yet, within our sustainability consulting practice, we argue, profitable...