NHBSR News & Press Releases


Apr. 7
Finalists Announced for 2017 Cornerstone & Partnership for Innovation Award
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility announced today the finalists for NHBSR’s Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Awards. The 2017 finalists are CCA for Social Good of Manchester, Cirtronics of Milford, Coca-Cola Bottling Company NNE of Bedford, ReVision Energy of Exeter and W.S. Badger of Gilsum.
Mar. 15
NHBSR Welcomes Two New Board Members from Pax World Investments & Cirtronics
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to welcome Chris Rooney of Pax World Investments and Jessica Kinsey of Cirtronics, to the organization’s board of directors.


Nov. 10
NHBSR Welcomes Two New Board Members
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to welcome Lisa Drake of Stonyfield and Melissa Skarupa of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, to the organization’s board of directors.
Oct. 25
2016 Sustainability Slam Winners Announced
Concord, New Hampshire, October 25, 2016 – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to announce the winning storytellers of their 2nd annual Sustainability Slam, held on October 20th. The evening continued the great energy and creativity found at last year’s event, with a highly engaged audience who cast their votes via electronic polling for the winning sustainability stories. The twelve finalists presenting at the Slam were selected by a panel of judges based on the creativity of the solution, its impact on the challenge and the scalability for others. Each competed against a similarly sized company or organization, but were given only 90 seconds to share their stories in a creative format. Michelle Veasey, Executive Director of NHBSR shared, “in the midst of a very divisive political environment, it’s wonderful to see businesses and organizations sharing ideas, connecting and encouraging each other’s efforts to reduce environmental impact, develop better workplaces and support our communities.”
May. 24
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility Keynote: The Future of Profit is Purpose
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s Spring Conference keynote, Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First, an international brand leadership consultancy, presented the business case for purposeful storytelling. Mainwaring detailed how changes in our culture, marketing and consumerism require businesses and organizations to clearly understand and communicate their purpose. Those who do, demonstrate a clear advantage in generating a profit. NHBSR’s conference, A Story Worth Sharing, the Chapters of Your Sustainability Journey explored the latest in sustainability through a story lens. From the keynote address, to panels of sustainability leaders representing all sized businesses, attendees gained actionable ideas through storytelling and shared experience.
Mar. 28
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility Announces 2016 Cornerstone Award Finalists
Concord, NH – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility announced today three finalists for the organization’s highest honor, the Cornerstone Award. The three finalists are ReVision Energy of Exeter, Post Landfill Action Network of Lee, and Hypertherm and Casella (a collaborative project), of Hanover and Rutland, VT, respectively. The Cornerstone Award is presented annually to an individual, organization, or company exemplifying the concepts of corporate responsibility within their organization and the greater business community in the state of New Hampshire. The winner will be announced and the award presented by Governor Maggie Hassan (invited) at NHBSR’s annual conference on Tuesday, May 10th in Concord. Applicants are judged on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices within their workplace/organization, the ways in which they encourage others to engage in sustainability, and promote the value of CSR within the New Hampshire business community.
Mar. 28
Social Branding Expert Simon Mainwaring to Keynote NHBSR Conference
The Future of Sustainability Storytelling Concord, New Hampshire, March 15, 2016 – Simon Mainwaring, CEO and Founder of We First Branding, will provide the keynote address, "The Future of Sustainability Storytelling" at New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s Spring Conference on May 10th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Mainwaring’s keynote will focus on how the marketplace is being reshaped daily by shifts in culture, technology and demographics. Growing expectations from consumers are placing greater sustainability demands on marketers who are already struggling to keep pace with changes in technology, channels and stakeholder engagement. Meanwhile there is a greater need than ever for organizations to serve as positive change agents to address the compounding environmental crises that our world faces.
Feb. 3
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility and @Website Publicity Provide New Web Visibility Grant
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility and @Website Publicity Provide New Web Visibility Grant Serving Those Who Serve New Hampshire


Mar. 26
Authenticity is Key to Engagement
New Hampshire’s Sustainable Business Conference, Thing Bigger, Dig Deeper will host keynote speakers that will share their expertise on this important aspect of implementing a corporate social responsibility program


May. 1
Cornerstone Award Finalists Announced
Winner and Finalists to be Recognized by Governor Maggie Hassan at Spring Conference


May. 21
W.S. Badger Company Wins 2013 Cornerstone Award
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to recognize W.S. Badger Company as the winner of the 2013 Cornerstone Award. Governor Maggie Hassan and 2012 Cornerstone winner Tom Strickland of Sequoya Technologies Group presented the award on May 21 at NHBSR’s conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.
Jan. 31
Best Companies to Work for in the Granite State
New Hampshire is home to many innovative and successful companies – but from an employee’s perspective, what are the best companies to work for? NH Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) and Business NH Magazine are singling out the companies whose employees love their jobs, have great benefits, are treated fairly and take pride in the work they do. The top ten large and small companies to work for will be celebrated at the Breakfast With The Best event on February 13 in Manchester.
Jan. 29
Member Social Promotes Business-to-Business Connections for Sustainability-Minded Professionals
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is making it convenient – and fun – for sustainably-minded businesses in the Keene area to connect with one another. Residents of the Monadnock region will have the chance to enjoy great food, new connections, and inspiring conversation at NHBSR’s next Member Social on February 6 in Keene. The host for this event is the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Keene, and attendees can tour their new LEED-certified, NH Environmental Champion hotel!


Nov. 19
Regional Socials Promote Sustainable Business-to-Business Connections
NHBSR is making it convenient – and fun – for sustainably-minded businesses to connect with one another. NHBSR’s member socials allow New Hampshire professionals to connect with one another and learn about sustainability initiatives throughout the state. Previously held annually, NHBSR’s member socials will now be held quarterly, thanks to support from Small Dog Electronics, an NHBSR member. A holiday social is scheduled for 12/5/12. Additional sponsors of the holiday social are NHBSR members Monadnock Paper Mills, Checkmate Workforce Solutions, and ReVision Energy.
Nov. 6
Crash Course for Sustainability
Union Leader, 11/03/12 by Gretyl Macalaster Sustainability has become more than a buzzword as businesses realize its value, both to their bottom line and in how they are viewed by consumers.


Mar. 29
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility Executive Director Announces Departure
Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith announced today that she is leaving her leadership role at New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR).
Mar. 2
Hypertherm/NHBSR Host Regional Networking Event
How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Grow Your Bottom Line
Feb. 10
NHBSR Now Accepting 2011 Cornerstone Award Nominations
Use this form for 2011 nominations
Jan. 10
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility Launches 2011 Sustainability Webinar Series
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is proud to announce the launch of their 2011 Sustainability Webinar Series.


Jul. 14
Notes from the 2010 World Café
Common themes from the 2010 Spring Conference World Café
May. 4
2010 Spring Conference Brochure
conference brochure
Apr. 5
May 24 Spring Conference Brochure
Full Conference Details!
Feb. 8
2010 Webinar Series
Topics, Dates & Speakers for 2010 Webinars
Jan. 5
Breakfast With Best Sponsorship
2010 Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Jan. 5
Volunteer NH Calls for Conference Presenters
Annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism: Volunteers Make It Happen.
Jan. 5
NH’s “10 Best Companies to Work For” Named
In December Issue of Business NH Magazine


Oct. 29
Oct. 20
Mission, Staff & Board
Oct. 20
NHBSR Marketing Opportunities
Sponsorship, Underwriting, Advertising
Oct. 20
Sep. 10
NHBSR Seeks Presenters for Webinars
Call for Proposals - 2010 Webinar Series
Jul. 10
NH Made Receives Contract
Search Engine Optimization
May. 5
Ocean Bank Offers Advantage Banking
NHBSR's only Member Bank
Apr. 1
Ameriprise Financial Seminar
FREE financial Seminar
Mar. 13
NHBSR & NH Business Review Partner
Offering members greater visibility
Mar. 9
Joyce Design Solutions Earns National Awards
NHBSR Member Beverly Joyce Honored
Feb. 12
NHBSR to Hire Program Director
Deadline: February 20, 2009
Jan. 24
NHBSR Accepting Nominees for 2009 Cornerstone Award
Call for Nominees - 2009 Cornerstone Award


Nov. 10
CSR/Sustainability Webinar Series 2009
Join NHBSR the second Wednesday of each month at noon for our CSR/Sustainability Webianr Series 2009
Apr. 2
NHBSR Spring Conference - May 15 2008
This PDF features conference keynotes, session abstracts, conference schedule, sponsors and registration information
Jan. 14
NHBSR Board Member Ami D'Amelio Judges "Lean and Green" Awards
Business NH Magazine Lean and Green Awards - Manchester, NH


Nov. 30
Image4's CEO Jeff Baker Featured in Inc.Com article
published by Inc.Com, the Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs
Nov. 27
NHBSR Launches Regional Ambassador Program
Manchester, NH - November 27, 2007
Sep. 24
Better Business Bureau Torch Awards
Rewards Marketplace Ethics
Apr. 2
2007 NHBSR Spring Conference - Sustainable Solutions, Innovative Strategies
May 7th, 2007 - The Grappone Center, Concord NH, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Feb. 1
CEOs from Winning Companies Share Their Secrets for Success
Jan. 12
Stakeholder communications firm to provide brand, integrated marketing, public relations and community relations’ services for growing community savings bank.


Nov. 18
Stonyfield wins conservation award
Stonyfield Farm is given National Conservation Achievement Award
Nov. 8
Monadnock Paper Mills Receive NH's Governor's Award
Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc, manufacturer of technical speciaility and premium printing and packaging papers, has received the New Hampshire Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention.
Nov. 5
For the fourth year in a row, C&S Associates volunteer their time to help non-profit groups
On Saturday, October 28th C&S Associates volunteered their time as part of "National Make a Difference Day"
Sep. 25
Best N.H. workplaces for commuters recognized
Article in Foster's Daily Democrat