Blog : Sustainability Success for NHBSR

By Corey | May 7, 2015 | in

Tammy Jordan of The Employee Engagement Group (credit: Annie Card Creative Services)The New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) brought together over 200 people representing 115 companies and organizations to learn new sustainable business best practices, address stakeholder engagement and discuss their opportunities and challenges. As the number of businesses is ever growing, business owners are discovering the integral link between social responsibility and the bottom line. NHBSR is the business organization driving the social responsibility agenda in New Hampshire.

Their "Think Bigger and Dig Deeper" event featured a combination of expert panels on Energy Efficiency, Metrics to Marketing, Culture and Community Connections allowing participants to "Think Bigger" and facilitated Huddle Up sessions to "Dig Deeper". The panels were lauded for their truth in sharing challenges and discussing opportunities at a feasible level. 

A major highlight of the event was keynote speaker John Rooks of The SOAP group (Sustainable Organization Advocacy Partners). SOAP is a team of strategists, environmental scientists, change-makers, engineers, business consultants, researchers, marketers and others who are working exclusively in the sustainability and social justice space. Rooks engaged the audience in his discussion on how authenticity is key to stakeholder engagement.

The Green Alliance's Craig Brown attended the popular event, along with some Green Alliance business partners - Mirjam IJtsma from Cultural Chemistry and our friends from Smuttynose/Portsmouth Brewery/Hayseed, as well as CCNNE and RAM Printing. Peter Egelston from Smuttynose was a panelist on the Metrics to Marketing Panel, and IJtsma facilitated the Energy Options Huddle Up discussion. As partners of the Green Alliance, these business have demonstrated their dedication to having the least impact on the environment. Already leaders in sustainable business practices, attendance at the "Think Bigger, Dig Deeper" event shows that there is always room for improvement and discussion with other businesses.

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(Pictured above:Tammy Jordan of The Employee Engagement Group, photo credit: Annie Card Creative Services)