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The Board Vector: A New Board Assessment Toolkit

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If an organization and its board are not moving forward through innovation to meet changing needs in the world around us, then the organization is at risk of losing its way and its impact.

12 Ways for Small Businesses to Go Green for National Small Business Week

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America.   In 2011, National Small Business Week will honor the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America.

Third Party Risk Among Top Priorities with Executives

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the 80s, 90s and the early part of the 2000s, the mainstream business world was primarily on a supply journey to drive efficiencies in procurement functions.  Some of the more notable companies, many of whom we still work with in our sustainability consulting today, saw a leverage opportunity in consolidating and even outsourcing what they considered transactional functions and non-critical supply.  Fast forward to today and you will find these same organizations are r

Mission-Driven Companies, Mission-Driven Dollars

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It’s powerful when the mission of investors is aligned with the mission of the company they invest in. We all know what too often happens when there isn’t mission alignment between investors and companies. Short-term financial return becomes more important than the company mission or than what the company can realistically achieve even with the best management practices. This is how the term “vulture capitalists” came to be, assigned to some venture capitalists and even to some “angel” investors.

The Power of Words to Create a Culture of Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.”

WomenCorporateDirectors First Ever Global Institute: It's Just Good Business

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Directors of Coca-Cola Company, Avon Products, Nestle, Calvert Group Ltd., Limited Brand, MetLife, Proctor & Gamble, Xerox Corporation, and many additional companies are among the 200 women meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss vital corporate governance topics. Issues include global scarcities in critical areas governing economic activity; complexity/risk; urbanization; changing customers around the world--from niches to global mass markets; and corporate social investing - beyond philanthropy.

Five Drivers of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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An inability to definitively quantify value or an underestimated recognition of supply chain risk has traditionally led business leaders to focus their attention on more obvious business sustainability threats.  However, this is without question about to change.   The recovering economy and a demand surge projected by many to run away from supply has companies both large and small evaluating questions of supply chain risk or supply chain reward.  Is your bu

The Natural Step Canada's May 2011 Newsletter

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Check out The Natural Step Canada's May 2011 Newsletter for the latest sustainability news, resources, courses, events, and more.

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Corporate Social Responsibility is dead

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There is a new consciousness emerging that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is dead. It’s not enough to be adding environmental and social priorities to a business-as-usual agenda. It’s not enough to be doing less bad by being more eco-efficient, but still headed in an unsustainable direction.

Lou Thompson Named Fellow of Governance & Accountabilty Institute

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - May 12, 2010 - Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. announces the recognition and appointment of Lou Thompson as Fellow of the Institute. Mr. Louis M. Thompson, formerly President/CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) from 1982-2006, is a recognized expert on corporate governance and disclosure, investor relations and corporate strategic communications. He remains active in all fields.

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