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Exploring the Role of Continuous Improvement in Sustainability

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Most business leaders would probably agree that achieving real bottom line improvements, whether in cost savings or improved revenues, is critical to business sustainability.  These same executives might further comment that the concept of business sustainability is not new, and in fact, has been around for a long time.  As sustainability consultant, we agree that maintaining business operations has always been the goal of business. 

Sustainability Viewed Critical to Today’s Open Innovation Cultures

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A recent Forbes article, Why Great Ideas Fail, attempts to answer this question and offer guidance towards improved business innovation success.  Drilling to the heart of the issue, the post explains that it is not the idea but more often the culture that fails.  Instead of confining creativity to a closed-off lab, the concept of an open innovation model is being recognized and implemented within leading companies.

Sustainability Tips to Reduce Corporate Travel Expenses

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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According to The New York Times article, Trapped in the Middle Seat , corporate travel is on the rise.  Companies are emerging from the economic downturn by taking to the air to rebuild and grow their businesses.  However, this activity is not completely free from the restraint.  The all-seeing and watchful eye of corporate cost control is always present!

Revisiting Performance Pay as a Business Sustainability Driver

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Incentive-based pay isn’t new; it’s been around for centuries.  But unless companies begin to connect compensation to sustainable environmental and social performance, they will continue to sacrifice long-term value creation and competitiveness for short-term, unsustainable gains.”  -Why It's Time to Link Compensation with Sustainability 

MBAs Without Borders: Experience In Emerging Markets Gives Graduates An Edge

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"Without question, I'm far more likely to hire MBA graduates who have had management consulting experience in emerging markets over graduates who have not," said Amit Sinha, Head of Database and Technology Marketing at SAP.

As an employer who hires graduates from many MBA programs, Sinha himself took advantage of the International Business Development program when he was a graduate student himself several years ago at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Develop a Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Support Your Community

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Over the past few years, we have watched companies focus more and more on reducing carbon emissions in their supply chains. We have attended the same conferences that you attend, we have read the same reports and white papers, we have analyzed the same types of CO2 emissions data, and we agree: a large percentage of your corporate emissions—and therefore large opportunities to reduce your footprint—reside in your supply chain.

ReportAlert.info - SABMiller (LON:SAB) Publishes its 2012 Sustainable Development Report

One of the four strategic priorities for the company is to constantly raise the profitability of local businesses, sustainably.
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(3BL Media) July 2, 2012 - Generating inclusive growth

SABMiller has published its 2012 Sustainable Development Report online at www.sabmiller.com/sd

One of the four strategic priorities for SABMiller is to constantly raise the profitability of local businesses, sustainably. During the past year, SABMiller has:

When Profits and Purpose Collide

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Companies are often faced with tough decisions. But what does a company do when it must make a decision that affects the very core of its brand, one that puts profit and purpose at odds?

GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
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(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012  As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.

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