Blog : Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farms Speaks at UNH

By Madalyn | Oct 23, 2014 | in

Co-founder of Stonyfield Farm Gary Hirshberg will be visiting UNH Tuesday October 28 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The topic of his lecture is “Lessons from the Trenches for Building High-Impact Enduring Social Ventures” and will take place at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

Hirshberg is one of the most recognizable social venture pioneers. His work with Stonyfield has made him a legendary organic food producer with openly sustainable business practices. Hirshberg believes in social responsiblity, which he promoted during his time as “Ce-Yo” of Stonyfield Farms.

Now Hirshberg is helping prepare the next generation of social ventures by teaching people the lessons that he learned from his experiences building Stonyfield Farms, the world's leading organic yogurt producer. His newest project is "Just Label It, We Have the Right to Know," a national campaign to label genetically engineered foods or GMOs. Also, after the lecture there will be a Q & A portion where attendees can ask Hirshberg any questions they might have in regard to social ventures and sustainable business practices.

Hirshberg is visiting UNH in conjunction with the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge. The Challenge invites individuals and teams from across the state of New Hampshire to identify pressing social and/or environmental issues at the state, national or global level, and then find an innovative business-oriented approach to solving them. The Challenge’s ‘intent to compete’ registration deadline is October 30th.

The event is a wonderful opportunity for all aspiring social entrepreneurs as well as all those who want to learn more about socially responsible business practices. The event is sponsored by: Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics, Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH Sustainability Institute, New Hampshire EPSCoR, and Net Impact UNH. 

This event is free and open to the public. Share your thoughts about the event by using #NHINNOVATES on Twitter or Facebook.