Hands in the Air for Small Business Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 1, 2011 2:30 PM ET

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

Pick up the paper or open your favorite daily feed and you will most likely read about a large corporation making changes and capturing business sustainability value.  Leveraging immense resources to implement change, how can the average business owner relate? 

More small to medium companies are subscribing to the idea that they can save money, increase sales, and improve business value by implementing social and environmental business sustainability practices.  With countless examples of success, some are making the headlines and so many others are not.  Who is truly setting the mark?  Shouldn’t we be asking the small business owners?   Our professional consulting shares in the fan fair with many others in the space by acknowledging the tremendous efforts made by small business.  We find that smaller company actions are in fact a more representative example of practical business sustainability.  Often challenged by the same business sustainability forces, theses often limited organizations drive change under more severe financial pressures and resource constraints.   Small business applications offer practical insights and creative solutions to issues unseen in a corporate environment.  Digging into the true business sustainability drivers and aligned financial incentives, small businesses answer the basic questions: click here to continue reading.

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".