Eco Magic and Sustainability Spells: Ways to Green Your Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a sustainability consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my professional consulting,...

Tips for Successful Sustainable Innovation Strategy Execution

Today, more and more companies are spending a considerable amount of time defining key risks, identifying reference points, and evaluating the potential impacts to long-term business sustainability.  It is in this light that our own sustainability...

Water Wise Eco Habits for #EcoChallenge2014

Do you want to go green but just don't know where to start?  Well, great news!  You don't have to be a fantastic to live green and you can get started today.  Going green isn't an all or nothing approach -just a simple transition into making better...

Redefining Roles in Sustainable Business Reporting

Relative to business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader...

Three Steps to Enhance Your Sustainable Innovation Strategy

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

Defining Communications Success with the Right Metrics for Social Media and Sustainability

Social and environmental responsibility remains an important part of communication strategy for today’s organizations, and now thanks to social media, there are more tools than ever to engage your audiences and share your message. As we mentioned in...

When Is the Last Time You Revalidated Your Sustainability Goals?

Working with clients and peers around the world, our own experiences reveal there is an optimum balance of stretch goals, an open culture, and key stakeholder engagement can facilitate a healthy stream of new ideas. However, the questions facing...

Sharing is Caring: Why Sustainable Storytelling Works

The path of business sustainability is a journey.  And what makes up a journey?  Experiences.  As sustainability consultants, we're aware that high level sustainability concepts are universal and easier to understand.  However, what is compelling...

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...