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...

How to Capture Business Sustainability Value through Consumer Engagement

Our sustainability consulting firmly believes that an open innovation approach fosters an environment for creative ideas and inspired actions from both internal and external stakeholders.   Recognizing that key stakeholders have a vested interest in...

Can Your Business Sustainability Stakeholders Tell You What You Want?

“Your innovation projects won’t be able to meet goals if you don’t know what the business expects in the first place. But it’s not enough to take their project objectives at face value. You need a way to identify the underlying needs of these goals...

Enhancing Business Sustainability through Innovation Partnering

“Many R&D organizations use open innovation to expand their innovation networks and increase the number of ideas they can use for product development…But before you can benefit from open innovation, you need to communicate why your organization...

Does Your Business Sustainability Strategy Need a Value Chain Map?

“Value chain mapping is a process that identifies the main activities associated with a company's service or product line and is often used in corporate strategy in order to identify performance improvement opportunities. Corporate...

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...

A Sustainability Compass for Business

Are you enabling sustainability in your business?  Are you identifying and managing business sustainability risk?  Are you actively implementing specific sustainability concepts into core businesses operations?  At some point in time these questions...

Global Forest Watch for Disclosure, Accountability, and Transparency

We know remarkably little about what is happening to forests.  Businesses currently have no way of determining whether or how much the soy, palm oil, or pulp and paper they use contribute to deforestation.  Concerned citizens do not have access...

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...

Your Stakeholders Hold the Secrets to Sustainability Risk - Are You Listening?

What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will these forces reveal themselves as risks or opportunities?  How might your organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual...

How Open is Your Business Sustainability Model?

Traditionally, the business world has approached technological advancement and sustainable innovation from a ‘top to bottom’ implementation process.  In contrast, our sustainability consulting practice supports the idea that an open innovation ...

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...

Sustainable Business is Driving a New Level of Stakeholder Engagement

As the global expectations for sustainable products, services and corporate action continues to grow, companies of all sizes and shapes are embracing business sustainability as a means to gain a long-term competitive advantage.  These organizations...

Innovation and Sustainability Pair for Success through Stakeholder Engagement

What is the true measure of business innovation?  For many companies, the answer to this question is “new sales growth”.  However, this growth can often be short-lived or come at the expense of base market share.  Our sustainability...

Language As The Change Makers Path To Sustainability

Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality. ~ Adrienne Rich A challenge with corporate sustainability has been all about changing mindsets and systems.  Businesses often try to sell change to the organization as a way to...

What is The Secret to Spreading your Sustainability Message and Why is it Important?

Global eco awareness over the last decade has been on a steady incline.  Corporate and small business sustainability action indicates more companies are beginning to recognize sustainability risks and opportunities in addressing environmental and...

What Is Your Sustainability Communications Plan for 2014?

Communications is all about talking about the key issues that are important to the right stakeholder groups.  Effective communication is also about listening and taking actions on the valued feedback you receive.  With that being said,...

Keys to Enabling Your Best Business Sustainability Ideas in 2014

Through our sustainability consulting experiences, we have learned that one of the keys to business sustainability is a conscious and continuous effort for improvement.  By regularly reevaluating strategies and business models, sustainable...

Enhancing Your Sustainable Innovation Strategies in 2014

“Too many companies see innovation as merely coming up with new products or services. Certainly, that’s part of it. But at its core, innovation is all about thinking differently than you have in the past. It’s about finding new ways to improve...

Finding Your Business Sustainability Path in 2014

“The way we see sustainability is that it should be a key enabler of everything else you do…it should be a part of how a business strategy is formulated…instead of being number 11 on a list of 10 things that a business cares about, it becomes the way...