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New Members
Go On Tour!
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good


Join us in welcoming our

New Members! 


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Alden Project Management


Karen Celestine


Colwen Hotels


Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce


Henry Whipple House


Seacoast Local 



webinar"Sustainable Ownership for Sustainable Businesses"


Wednesday, September 12th


Nannu Nobis,

CEO, Nobis Engineering

Alexander Moss,

Principal, Praxis Consulting



Voluntary Protection Programs & The Road to Zero Accidents


Wednesday, September 26th

Noon - 1:00pm


Ken DeCosta,

Director of Health & Safety, Hypertherm

Robert Sands,

Region 1 VPP Manager, OSHA


Invite a friend, webinars are free for all during 2012 




GoOnTourMark your Calendar for Two Great



Go On Tour with



September 13th

5:30 - 7:30pm

5 Main Street

Pittsfield, NH

See how AMENICO turns used fry oil into environmentally-friendly, renewable energy products.  This small New Hampshire company is working to build the green economy with an innovative approach. Join us for an interesting tour and great networking!


Go On Tour with

W.S. Badger

October 3rd

5:30 - 7:30pm

768 NH Route 10

Gilsum, NH


W.S. Badger's business is built around principles of kindness and compassion.

Join us for a tour of their new facility, see what they're doing to heal the old gravel pit site, learn about their B Corp certification and enjoy some great networking!



Free for NHBSR Members,
$25 for Not-Yet Members





Can you believe it's already August?!  Before you know it, our summer will be only a fond memory.


We have a full calendar for you this fall with many opportunities to connect with your peers in sustainability and CSR!  Go On Tours at sustainability leaders, webinars, a quarterly member social and our newest offering ...


NHBSR announces Sustainability Roundtables - with a regional focus!    This fall's Roundtables will be held in the Monadnock, Upper Valley and Merrimack Valley/Seacoast regions.  


The idea behind these roundtables is to give you a voice to share, question and gain inspiration to expand your efforts and build networks to support your efforts.  The roundtables will bring together businesses, community members and organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities around a sustainability topic.  Find out more and register - visit our Roundtable webpage.


Don't forget to check out our calendar for the many opportunities to inspire your sustainability/CSR efforts!


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471   





Have you been looking for a way to distinguish yourself as a leader in your company?
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The Institute for Corporate Sustainability covers ...

  • Network Development and Mapping
  • Defining Sustainability: From Concept to Action
  • Systems Thinking: A Framework fro Decision Making
  • The Business Implications for Climate Change Trends
  • Building the Case for Business Sustainability
  • Life Cycle Analysis and Trade-offs in Decision Making
  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting and CSR Reporting
  • Becoming an Employer of Choice
  • Communication with Stakeholders
  • Emerging Models for Sustainable Business
  • Corporate Community Investment and Engagement
  • Becoming a Sustainability Change Agent: How to Influence to Gain Commitment

The option to create your own Capstone Project (with an expert mentor) following the Institute allows you to earn the Certificate and apply some of what you learned to benefit you and your company!


Join us on November 7-9th at UNH, Durham!




NHBSR members receive a 15% discount!! 

To registr, click here! 


Register by August 31, 2012 and you will save another $100! 

There's still time to highlight your company as one of the BEST COMPANIES in NH!
Do your employees love their jobs, have great benefits and take pride in what they do?  If the answer is YES!, we would like to hear all about it!  Business NH Magazine and NHBSR partner to identify the Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire.  Best company winners will be featured in the December issue and at the Breakfast With The Best in early 2013!  

The deadline for applications is September 5th, so don't delay!

For more information and the application, visit Business NH's website
Educate, Network and Promote
Do you have a CSR-related event? Post it to our calendar to invite others!

Bryan Sheehan of Symbious Sustainability Consulting and the Host of The Long View interviewed NHBSR's Michelle Veasey about what the organization is doing to support sustainability and CSR in the region.  To listen to the interview, click here.  You can also find earlier interviews with Stonyfield FarmHypertherm, New Hampshire Ball Bearing and other companies focused on sustainability.


BusinessNH Magazine's Lean and Green Awards Breakfast will be held September 27th from 8am - 10am at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center.  This unique breakfast event spotlights the best money-saving environmental practices of NH companies. The 2012 Lean and Green Award winners will be featured in the August issue of Business NH. For more information or to register,click here.

Are you interested in wildlife habitat and/or conservation?  NH has a wonderful program in September called NH Coverts Cooperators (Michelle is a graduate).  The Coverts program is a 3 day wildlife bootcamp designed for people who want to share information in the community about the importance of conservation and habitat management.  It's FREE - you just have to volunteer 40 hours - in some sort of forestry/wildlife/conservation role.  For more information, view this short video or visit www.nhcoverts.org!

Doing Well by Doing Good


"Sustainability Leaders Rely on Interpersonal Skills" - Nixon Peabody's Chief Sustainability Officer, Carolyn Kaplan describes the business focus needed in advancing sustainability in Sustainable Brand's article.
New member, Scott Lawson Companies, is participating in Peddling for Payson.  Proceeds from the event support the Gene Gillis Fund at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, assuring cancer patients in need assistance with out-of-pocket expenses for items that improve the quality of life for people with cancer. 


Congratulations to Joshua Robinson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions for earning certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), awarded by the HR Certification Institute.  Job well done Josh!


Share your news on best practices, events and all other things sustainable and socially responsible.  We would like to feature you!  Email Michelle at michelle@nhbsr.org