How to Navigate the Business Sustainability Dashboard

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 11, 2011 10:38 AM ET

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

Business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic ways to reshape your entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that run through it.   However, change without direction can often be scary proposition. 

Complicating that, not all businesses and individuals are at the same level of sustainability education or implementation.  Whether your company is just becoming familiar with the concept of business sustainability or is sustainability leader in your industry, there are sustainable performance improvements that can help move your organization up the scale.   Companies often compromise by focusing on the short-term immediate gains at the expense of long-tem value creation.  As sustainability consultants, we encourage clients to realize that the pursuit of business sustainability is a continuous long-term commitment.   Building business sustainability includes a recognition that your organization is part of a larger whole; part of a process which interacts with other organizations, society and the physical environment in which it operates.      Determining the criteria that will move your organization up the business sustainability scale is an important distinction. Breaking down a business sustainability plan into manageable steps will ensure that the approach is in alignment with your overall sustainability objectives.  At the same time, it will not overwhelm the business or your employees. Click here to learn more about business sustainability in your business.

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".