The Role Green Teams Play in Advancing Sustainability

In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization.  While management may ultimately carry the responsibility of sustainable...

What Are the Key Steps to Sustainable Breakthrough Change?

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...

Building Alignment for Effective Sustainable Talent Management

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

7 Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Green Business

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

What Everybody Ought to Know About Sustainability and Small Business

Owning a small business has never been for the faint of heart, and over the past decade radical shifts in government policy, the financial world, and technology (particularly how we communicate) have presented even more challenges — and opportunities...

How Social Media Engagement is Advancing Sustainable Leadership

In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization.  While management may ultimately carry the responsibility of sustainable...

Enhancing Sustainable Innovation Strategies through Business Partnering

“Open innovation initiatives can help further your company’s competitive advantage, and improve R&D efficiency and performance…But should you have a separate team dedicated to managing the efforts? The majority of our members do not, according to a...

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...

On Our Radar: Weekend Reading List for Social Media Communications

At Taiga Company, we advocate there is an emerging role of social media for stakeholder engagement and for businesses to communicate their broader corporate responsibility agenda.  In fact, we advocate that social media,  executed successfully, can...

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...

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. ...

Social Media Policies and Roles: Working For or Against Your Company?

Corporate policies are put in place to maintain consistency and drive efficiency within an organization. But sometimes, a lack of policy cohesion can undermine the corporate sustainability goals leaving both employees and stakeholders disenchanted. ...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fall Bike Commuting

While escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some it simultaneously creates confusion and skepticism for others.   To...

Little Known Ways Energy Management Can Offer a Competitive Advantage

Companies have long been committed to reducing their energy consumption and/or emissions as part of environmental or risk management policies.  However, these policies have typically been disconnected from traditional economic incentives and business ...

Making Business Sustainability Messaging More Effective

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...

New Insights Into Sustainable Employee Engagement

Business sustainability presents the unique opportunity to increase profitability, gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition, and create meaningful work in the process.   What is the key?  Value alignment.  But how can...

What is Community Engagement for Sustainability Communications and Why is it Important?

Social and environmental responsibility remains an important part of a communication strategy for today’s organizations.  Now, thanks to social media, there are more tools than ever to increase stakeholder engagement and share your sustainability...

What Can Bingo Teach Us About Sustainable Business Culture?

“If your R&D employees aren’t proactively sharing knowledge and insights across dispersed centers, you may have a culture problem…if your company takes a top secret approach to product development by restricting access to only those involved on...

Five Quick Social Media for Sustainability Tips

Sustainability and social media deliver on increased business transparency, increased stakeholder engagement, and provide a competitive advantage as companies battle ever-increasing competition and declining consumer confidence. In fact, the...

6 Ways Social Media Engagement Fosters Collaboration

Attempting to seize new opportunities and improve competitive positions, sustainable businesses are seeking out innovative solutions.   In fact, research shows that innovation will be essential to both short-term opportunistic value capture...