Leadership

Sustainability Quotes: Nourishing our Thoughts, Shaping our World

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. We've all heard it before, "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got." In other words, you can't solve the problem with the same thinking that created it. Such is the case with climate change, carbon, water, and other pressing world concerns.  So, if our traditional thinking and approaches aren't cutting it, then what will?

Sustainable Companies Redefining the Term ‘Business Flexibility’

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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‘Flexibility’ has often been a term used in the business world to define progressive organizational cultures seeking to align employee needs with business interests.  Examples might include flexible work hours, remote work stations, or telecommuting.  However, growing market complexities and business sustainability needs have redefined the term ‘business flexibility’.
 

A Yogi’s Lessons on Greed

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Bhakti Yoga world-renowned spiritual leader, Radhanath Swami teaches American and western capitalists at Milken Insitute, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton how to overcome greed and find peace in service and love.

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Bhakti Yoga world-renowned spiritual leader, Radhanath Swami teaches American and western capitalists at Milken Insitute, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton how to overcome greed and find peace in service and love.

Green Advocates Know How to Create Receptivity to Sustainability: Do You?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As anyone knows who has ever tried to start a car with a less than fully charged battery, the energy required to make that initial engine crank is more than the energy required to keep the engine running.  Similar to business sustainability change, the effort required to get change initiated is often the greatest obstacle. 
 
So how do you get business sustainability cranked up and running within an organization?  

Black Enterprise Names Sodexo one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity for Fourth Consecutive Year

Company Praised for Strengths in Governance, Leadership and Employee Diversity
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, MD. - July 19, 2011 - For the fourth year in a row, Sodexo, a world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has been named to the prestigious Black Enterprise Top 40 Companies for Diversity list. 

How to Be the Green "Go To" Person in Your Organization

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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There is a new generation of professionals who are turning their sustainability educations, eco awareness, and environmental passions into career ambitions.  When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere - and definitely not our current job.

PwC Sends Partners, Staff and Interns to Belize to Boost Financial Literacy Among Students and Teachers

Innovative International Experience Reinforces Firm’s Commitment to Supporting Youth Education and Developing Responsible Leaders
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK - July 11, 2011 - Two hundred PwC partners, staff and interns from across the United States will travel to Belize City, Belize, as part of “Project Belize,” an innovative international experience generated from PwC’s broader commitment to youth education and

Elevating SSCM: What the Leaders Are Saying

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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To improve business processes, minimize risk, and capitalize on a recovering economy, business executives are looking to the supply chain for business sustainability answers.  For some, like IBM, a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes applied sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  For most however, sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) begins with a necessity to improve on traditional procurement and logistic practices.
 

Employee Engagement: Replace that Tired Old Suggestion Box

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Engaged employees are not just committed. They are not just passionate or proud. They have a line-of-sight on their own future and on the organization’s mission and goals. They are enthused and in gear using their talents and discretionary effort to make a difference in their employer’s quest for sustainable business success”.  - Employee Engagement Report
 

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