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Sustainability Roundtable
October Webinars
New Members
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good


Join us for our NEW

Sustainability Roundtables!

October 16th, 5:30 - 7:30
Hypertherm, Hanover

Engaing Stakeholders:  
The Business Challenges and Opportunities in Involving Employees, Suppliers, Customers, Community and Investors in Your CSR/Sustainability Efforts
For more information, click here
Email Virginia to Register!


webinar"Discover the 5 CLEAR Secrets to Obtaining Sustainable Growth & Competitive Differentiation"


Wednesday, October 10th


Eric Lowitt

Founder, Lowitt Associates and author of 

The Future of Value 





Voluntary Protection Programs & The Road to Zero Accidents


Wednesday, October 24th

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 






Join us in welcoming our

New Members! 


 Jim Howard

(2011 Institute Alum!)


NH Citizens Alliance


Council on Fundraising


Interested in joining NHBSR's network of businesses and organizations?
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Use our online application form to quickly become part of the network of socially and environmentally focused members! 
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Free for NHBSR members!



Nearly 50% of CFO's surveyed in a recent, global study completed for Deloitte identified sustainability as a key driver for their company's financial performance.  The number of CFOs and COOs among these companies with responsibility to their Board for sustainability efforts nearly doubled in one year.  Full disclosure: The companies surveyed had revenues in excess of $1 billion; New Hampshire business was not well represented in this study.  


Regardless, the message is clear.  More and more companies are recognizing the financial benefit of reducing resource use, increasing efficiencies, investing time in their communities and providing a workplace where employees are valued and thus, more engaged in the company's mission.


Share your story with us!  Come to an NHBSR event, or get in touch with us directly  - we'd like to hear more so that we can share all the wonderful things you do!  Just getting started?  Even a better reason to join us for our new Sustainability Roundtables, Go On Tours and webinars!  Check out this email or our event calendar for the opportunities.


Very best,


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471    


 If you would like to read more about the Deloitte survey, click here.

This may be the best investment you make this year ...



 Garner the tools, resources and networks you need to impact your bottom line!


Learn from leading business practitioneers including ...

Walt Freese, CE-Yo, Stonyfield

Mark Newton, VP for Corporate Responsibility, Timberland

George Parmenter, Manager of Sustainability, Hannaford


teamed with expert academics including ...

Tom Kelly, Cheif Sustainability Officer, UNH

Cameron Wake, Research Associate Professor, UNH

Fiona Wilson, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability


Click here, for the complete list if instructors and the schedule.


The Institute for Coporate Sustainability

November 7-9th

 University of New Hampshire, Durham




NHBSR members receive a 15% discount!! 

(Continuing Education Units available through UNH)

Educate, Network and Promote
Do you have a CSR-related event? Post it to our calendar to invite others!

Seacoast Local will be hosting the New England Local Business Forum on Friday, October 5th at the Portsmouth Library.  The morning will include speakers who will discuss what it means to transform our regional economy over the next decade, share models we can learn from, identify the steps needed to get there and articulate the benefits to our communities. The afternoon will be focused on network development and capacity building as well as our Shift Your Shopping collaboration this year.   For more information or to register, click here.


The Portsmouth Brewery will host the NH Seacoast Science Cafe on October 17th at 6pm.  Grab this opportunity to shut down the computer, step away from Wikipedia, and engage in a live conversation with experts in the science of the natural world around us. Join Mary Stampone, State Climatologist and UNH Assistant Professor of Geography and Elizabeth Burakowski, emerging new scientist and avid skier and snowboarder to discuss the future of winter sports in New Hampshire!

For more information, click here.


Bryan Sheehan of SymbioSus Sustainability Consulting will host a FREE webinar on October 24th.  The webinar, "Sustainability - Critical Tool for Reducing Risk and Driving Business Value in Today's Economy" will address the issues for companies of all sizes.  For more infomration or to register, click here.


Antioch University will host The Center for Tropical Conservation and Ecology's eighth annual symposium Nov. 3  Megan Epler Wood, founder of the International Ecotourism Society andco-executive director of Planeterra Foundation, will be the keynote speaker.  The sympoium is open to the public.  For more information or to register, click here.


If you can't attend our Institute for Corporate Sustainability, consider Maine Businesses for Sustainability's Fall Workshop on November 8th.  For more information, click here.


Doing Well by Doing Good


Monadnock Paper Mills oficially launched  its Envi Portfolio product line.  The picture on the left is the electronic announcement in New York City.  Envi Portfolio more clearly identifies Monadnock's many sustainable products such as the "unplastic" giftcard and wallgraphics for eco-savvy brand owners. 
"Monadnock helps brands like ours continue to make more sustainable packaging choices without sacrificing performance, beauty or budget." said Brand Design Manager Julie Colón of Burt's Bees.





Heartwood Media was recently awarded "Best of Video" by the New Hampshire Creative Club.  Chris Conroy, Heartwood's Creative Director said "It's a thrill every time our work is recognized. We get great feedback from our clients, but to have your work judged as some of the best by your peers is an honor."  To view the video, click here.


Green Alliance has signed on its 100th Business Partner!  Read more ...


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