Do You Know the Sustainable Business Trends for 2011?
Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline." ~ Andy Grove, IntelWhen faced with the realities of increased business risk, increased cost or the lost revenue, the business world inevitably responds. Such has been the case with water, carbon, and energy management becoming critical issues to address. As 2011 unfolds, new trends are emerging. Within our sustainability consulting practice, it is not uncommon to interface with business leaders who are unaware of the potential cost and business risk they may be incurring though misunderstanding or inactivity of these trends. · Big and small firms continue to join forces · Continuation of private/ public NGO forces uniting for greater good · Continued focus on biodiversity from a business perspective (see, Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?) · Water: access to water, water management, water in the supply chain · Transparency and reporting - especially integrated reporting of financial and sustainability reports · Green Supply Chain - engaging suppliers in sustainability Click here to learn the sustainability trends of 2011.
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".