Lessons from Business Sustainability’s Unsung

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 16, 2010 3:41 PM ET

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

Business sustainability headlines often focus on large corporations making big impacts.  While large in overall impact, these efforts typically represent only incremental change in a larger business operation. The distinction we make in our sustainability consulting is that managing improvements can be quite different than managing complete and total change.  To observe total transformation, we look to the less recognized efforts of small business

Smaller companies can offer a unique insight into the implementation and management of business sustainability programs.  In contrast to corporate actions, small businesses offer a unique insight into absolute change.   •    How does an organization consistently manage a 100 percent renewable energy program? •    How does an organization manage a 100 percent organic product line? •    How does an organization manage a 100 percent sustainable supply? •    How does an organization engage 100 percent of the company’s stakeholders?   The lessons learned in these scenarios can be quite different and often more applicable to small and medium sized companies looking to address the challenges, risks, and opportunities of business sustainability action.  Clear areas of distinction from larger corporate business improvement efforts are often seen in: 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".