Founder and Managing Partner of Taiga Company

Hi! I'm Julie Urlaub+!  I am the Founder and Managing Partner of Taiga Company.  While I wear many hats, my primary role at Taiga Company is consulting and advising clients on purpose driven communications in the social space.  Specialty...

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...

Key Questions for Sustainable High Potential Employee Engagement

Internally driven organizations recognize the talent of the future does not reside exclusively or even in a large part outside the walls of their current organization.  Instead, these sustainable talent development leaders are creating...

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...

Refining Your Sustainable Innovation Plan

A common characteristic across leading sustainability companies is the ability to recognize creativity and deliver new products that address societal and environmental challenges in a way that delivers business sustainability and long term value....

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. ...

Tie Your Social Media Strategy to the Bottom Line

“Tipping points often occur when something intended for use by one group of people gets adopted by another. When people think about social media, and in particular Twitter, they do not normally connect it with besuited financiers. But that connection...

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...

Capturing Transformative Business Sustainability Process Change

“In a move that it says will better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, the chemicals giant has created "The Sustainable Solution Steering" method to systematically review and evaluate products.” This...

6 Easy Ways to Green Your Fall Fitness Routine

It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take...

How to Overcome Sustainable Business Innovation Hurdles

Pursuing business sustainability, by definition, means that an organization and its leadership are aware of the dynamic environment in which the company operates.  Whether incorporating sustainability concepts into an existing business plan or...

How to Be a Green Go-To-Person

What does it mean to be a green go to person?  As described in our eco friendly training, it is seamlessly integrating our personal sustainability values in all areas of our lives in such a way that it transforms our environment and gives back in...

Addressing Concerns in Sustainable Performance Management Systems

Relative to business sustainability monitoring, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing target.  Rather than...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

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. The recent emergence of sustainable supply chain management provides the opportunity to review processes,...

How Can Sharing Help Reduce Business Sustainability Risk?

Companies around the world are feeling the pressures of rising energy, water, and the potential costs of emissions.  While business risks and costs are driving many behavior changes, leading businesses are exploring sustainability concepts to...

How Big Do You Think? Noticing the Correlation between Expectations and Results

The bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become.  Dreams are great - they inspire us. However, inspiration without eco action is only good intent.  A question to ponder is, what do you expect from yourself?  "We tend to live up to our...

Engaging the Power of Business Sustainability Driven Teams

Within our sustainable business programs, we've developed a keen interest in stakeholder engagement, particularly in leveraging knowledge and eco awareness of individuals already in place within a business, a community, or even a much smaller social...