10 Sustainable Business Trends Worth Knowing for 2012

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 5, 2011 11:59 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

What can the World’s Most Ethical (WME) companies teach us about business success? Well, on average, companies that go beyond simple ‘ethical’ claims out-perform their peers. In fact, this year’s WME honorees generated 30% greater returns than the S&P 500, demonstrating a strong correlation between responsible actions and business success.     2012 business planning is well underway.  How is your business embracing sustainability? Are you aware of the growing sustainability trends and how they might impact your business?  Here's what our sustainability consulting practice sees on the horizon for sustainable business trends in 2012:  1.     Big and small firms continue to join forces.  Continued B2B collaboration. 2.     Continuation of private/ public NGO forces uniting for greater good 3.     Continued focus on biodiversity from a business perspective (see, Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?) 4.     Water: access to water, water management, water in the supply chain  Click here to continue readin 10 Sustainable Business Trends Worth Knowing for 2012.   

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".