Resource Development in a Sustainability-Minded Business Environment

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 16, 2011 1:15 PM ET

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

According to popular literature, respected research, and professional consulting advice, the best-in-class talent management companies generate as much as 7% greater revenue and profit performance over their less talent-focused peers. These same resources also indicate that 80% of business executives are either uncommitted to or ineffective at talent management.  This leaves our sustainability consulting with one basic question: how does a corporate management team become a talent champion and boost the sustainable performance its organization? 

Focusing this quarter on Becoming a Talent Champion, the Executive Guidance for 2011  directs business leaders to refocus on five talent activities that matter.   
  • Identify and engage your high-potential staff based on traditional and non-traditional knowledge and skill sets. 

  • Link strategic business sustainability planning and talent planning.  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".