NH Businesss for Social Responsibility
 June 2013 Newsletter
As a business, organization or individual interested in sustainability, you are most likely aware of the issues we face with climate change. Wood Turner shared information on an important business initiative during his MVP talk at our conference last month. The Climate Declaration is a call to action from the American business community, urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change. 
The Declaration, drafted on April 10 by Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), included 33 founding signatories including NHBSR members Timberland and Stonyfield. The power of 
the Declaration is not held in the list of large companies; it is in our collective voice. As Small Business Week approaches, New Hampshire can once again add our voices to the mix. We can demonstrate that by working together, as large or small businesses, we can make a difference!
The Declaration entails no more than adding your company's name to a growing list of companies large and small that are calling for action on climate change. BICEP will be announcing the support of the small business community on June 20th in Washington, DC in conjunction with Small Business Week.

Let's demonstrate that even as a small state, we can have a big impact - you can add your voice by signing on your company or signing as an individual
Conference Wrap-Up
Huddle-up session
"The networking was EXCELLENT."

"I really had a good time.  Even as a solo contractor, there was lots to learn."

The MVP talks "were great - tangible and different approaches from each organization."

Keynote speaker Jay Friedlander was "dynamic and engaging."

The Huddle-Up sessions were "high-energy, organized and productive."  Some of the topics you explored were...
  • Sustainability for Small Business (15 employees or under)*
  • How do you connect CSR activities to increased profitability?
  • How can you engage management in sustainbility?*
* Topics added by attendees at the conference!
Coming soon! Conference attendees shared their ideas for continuing the sustainability discussion - NHBSR is using these ideas to develop additional programming and networks in the coming year.
Watch for our program line-up...shaped by you!
Didn't attend the conference?
If you didn't attend the Spring Conference, we'd love to know why! Your answers to three brief questions will help develop our future programming.
Take our survey for non-attendees.
Member News
Monadnock Paper MillsMonadnock Paper Mills has achieved 100 percent carbon neutral production status. The family-owned company can now offer customers and supply chain partners a third-party verified claim that 100 percent of its products are made with Green-e certified, clean renewable electricity. Learn more.
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets has earned the nation's first supermarket sustainability certification. To date, 93 Hannaford stores have enrolled in the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) system, developed by Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. The GSC is the first and only supermarket sustainability certification in the United States. Learn more
Member Ambassador Program

Help NHBSR build a larger sustainability network by connecting your business and organizational networks to ours.  Member Ambassador Program


We know that strong networks are of benefit to all, but we also want to say thank you!  Bring in another business or organization and you can choose one of several rewards


All you have to do is ask your business connections to mention your name or business name in the referral field of NHBSR's new member application. Contact Michelle with questions or ideas. Learn more about the Member Ambassador Program here.


W.S. Badger Company Wins the 2013 Cornerstone Award!

2013 Cornerstone Award Governor Maggie Hassan presented the 2013 Cornerstone Award to W.S. Badger Company at NHBSR's Spring Conference on May 21. W.S. Badger Company was selected because of its dedication to responsible business practices, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement. 


Congratulations to Hypertherm, Inc. and Monadnock Paper Mills as our first inductees to the Cornerstone Hall of Fame!  NHBSR's newest recognition of companies demonstrating ongoing leadership in CSR and sustainability was also presented by Governor Hassan. Read more.


Welcome to our newest members!


Become a member of NHBSR 

and join our vibrant network of businesses & 

non-profit organizations who are committed to doing well by doing good.

Join today!

  Looking for a job?
W.S. Badger Company is searching for a Brand Manager!
Seeking a job with international flavor? 
Delhaize Group (parent company of Hannaford Supermarkets) has an opening for Director of Sustainable Private Brand
Host an NHBSR event!
Want to showcase your company and connect with sustainability-minded professionals? Host an NHBSR event! Opportunities are available for hosting a Go on Tour, Sustainability Roundtable, 
or Member Social.
Contact Michelle to learn more!