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Genuine Leadership Comes From MERIT*

New global leadership talent programme gets ready to launch.

The world needs leaders, and more than ever leaders with a strong moral compass.

Sodexo Reinforces Animal Welfare Commitment with Phase Out of Gestation Stalls

Commitment calls on pork suppliers to provide actionable plans to phase out gestation stalls throughout their supply chain by 2022
Press Release

(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD - July 12, 2012 – Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.

Global Impact Announces Strategic Merger with The Consulting Network

Press Release

(3BL Media) Alexandria, VA - July 11, 2012 - As part of an expanding portfolio of services Global Impact provides to charities and corporations, the organization has acquired The Consulting Network (TCN) to form a new consulting group, the Global Impact Consulting Network. This new division of Global Impact was launched on July 1. 

New Concepts in Sustainable Spend Management

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

“In addition to attracting and retaining talented category managers to identify new savings areas, leading Procurement organizations also unpack complex spend categories into more manageable subcategories. Keep in mind that the highest return opportunities are not necessarily the projects with the highest amount of spend or those that are easiest to implement.”  –CEB Views

How Green Air Project's Planting Trees Will Help Your Sustainability Plan

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

Did you know? Just one tradeshow can have the same C02 footprint as one year of powering everyday office equipment and supplies? 

Refining Performance Metrics in the Sustainable Supply Chain

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

“Sports equipment and clothing retailer Adidas managed rapid improvement among its suppliers in India. In 2010, about 80% of the vendors didn’t meet the company’s social compliance standards; in 2011, more than 80% met those performance goals. The company says the achievement resulted from working directly with the suppliers and setting strong targets.”

The Triple Bottom Line of Green Cycling: Good for You, Good for Community, Good for the Economy

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

While escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some it simultaneously creates confusion and skepticism for others.   To address these complex issues, it's going to take all of us demonstrating eco awareness in our daily lives.  Some eco actions are easier than others.  In fact, at Taiga Company, we promote green cycling as a means to make a difference. 

Key 1: Alignment with your Core Business Model

Part 4 in the blog series The New PR

Successful businesses are adept at determining market changes, trends and expectations. They cannot be in such a rush to embrace the “new” trend that they abandon their fundamental and core purposes.

For any program to be valuable to a business, it must further the goals of that company. Businesses must therefore be prudent when it comes to sustainability efforts, and not rush headlong into activities or partnerships that are not aligned with their long-term interests because that, quite simply, is bad business.

The Amsterdam Brewery Big Wheel Amber Beer: No Bike Lanes Required

Local Brewery Helps Local Community Foundation

Located in the heart of Toronto, The Amsterdam Brewing Company is a community brewery dedicated to producing a quality local product.

A leader of the craft beer revolution, Dutchman Roel Bramer purchased the first brewery in the fall of 1985 and named it after the city he was born in.  In September of 1986, The Amsterdam Brasserie and Brewpub opened its doors and became the first of its kind in Toronto.


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