Strategy Components for a Successful Sustainability Plan

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Strategy Components for a Successful Sustainability Plan

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:11pm

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Business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic ways to reshape your entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that run through it.   However, change without direction can often be scary proposition.
 
The questions we often pose to prospective business clients include: What is driving your business forward?  Are you embracing sustainability as a pathway to long-term value? 
 
Many businesses address sustainability in an ad-hoc manner, doing a couple of things here and there – such as replacing light bulbs or "trying" to reduce energy consumption.  Although the intention is aligned with eco awareness, these actions are not necessarily impactful or strategic in building business sustainability.
 
A strategic approach will help your small business to achieve the best results for your business and will ensure that the approach ties in with your overall business objectives.  Sustainability concepts, such as resource reduction or efficiency, do not simply apply to the large manufactures or environmental businesses.  Building business sustainability includes a recognition that your company is part of a larger whole; part of a process which interacts with other organizations, society and the physical environment in which it operates. 
 
As a professional consultant in the role of introducing sustainability concepts to businesses, I advise clients of the strategy components and success components to a successful sustainability plan.  
 
Strategy components:
• Begin by identifying the pressures that are driving your business to become more sustainable.
• Set a vision
• Define objectives
• Establish Current Position
• Analyze Gaps
• Develop Strategies
• Design and Action plan
• Implementation
• Monitor and Review
• Continue to innovate and improve
 
 

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".

 

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Keywords: Business & Trade | Sustainability | Sustainable Business | Taiga Company | small business | strategy

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