Climate Change: Only One Piece of Slice of the Sustainability Pie ,

David M. 65°

Taiga Company Blog
In the wake of last week’s failure to pass legislation in the US Senate, the latest climate bill’s struggles may seem like a major set-back to sustainability. However, climate change only represents one small slice of an enormous pie of sustainability opportunity available.

Described in a recent article, The Climate Bill Is Dead, But Large Businesses Will Pursue Sustainability Anyway, the future of business sustainability remains largely unaffected. The reality is that major companies, like Wal-Mart, are not heavily motivated by legislation. Business sustainability leaders will continue to pursue the value of sustainability.

• Decrease internal operating expense through process efficiencies.
• Decrease supply chain costs through aligned incentives.
• Improved business reputation, driving up base sales.
• Expansion into new markets in response to consumer expectations.
• Improved stock performance.
• Attraction of financial investment.

While this recent climate bill’s failure to pass may result in a decrease in risk mitigation incentives, a larger portion of business sustainability drivers derive from a positive business value perspective. Our sustainability consulting interfaces with businesses taking proactive sustainable action to capture the economic benefits of business sustainability and drive bottom line improvements.

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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