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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

If You Struggle With Social Media for Sustainability, Watch our Videos!

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 both...

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...

What Habits Can You Change for the #EcoChallenge2014

Do you practice eco excellence?   "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle As it turns out, habits are powerful forces, and companies are using those forces when interacting with customers and...

Social Media Is Taking Sustainable Innovation to the Next Level

“How has this innovation and paradigm explosion molded our culture and how can this new world be leveraged in open innovation?” Our sustainability consulting practice recalls this quote from last year in the Huffington Post article, Open Innovation...

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...

Are You Clear on How You Define Sustainable Innovation?

Innovation strategies are progressive actions that seek out opportunities to add value.  These strategies are most often viewed as the marks of the most progressive companies.  They are defined by a shift in the way something is currently being...

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...