Metrics Connecting the Dots Between Business and Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Feb 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET

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

Are traditional business metrics and business sustainability measures distinctly different?  Should they be compartmentalized or brought under a common understanding?  Our sustainability consulting finds leading companies are adopting more comprehensive definitions of sustainability and business sustainability strategies that run consistently through all core business functions.  

If left to be defined and implement business sustainability in a vacuum, performance tracking could be a daunting task.  From our professional consulting experience, we have observed executives struggle with business sustainability implementation and performance.   •    How do we track the right sustainability metrics? •    How do we integrate them into a scorecard using these tactics? •    What new tools do we need to incorporate into our traditional processes?   In contrast, thinking of sustainability as an enhancement to current business processes the discussion of traditional and business sustainability measures become aligned.  Popularized by the Triple Bottom Line, economic success becomes interdependent with the implementation and successful execution of defined sustainability concepts.  Several common aligned business sustainability questions include: 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".