Spring Conference 2023


May 17, 2023
7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH 03301

New Hampshire’s leading conference for corporate social responsibility includes morning and afternoon break-out sessions that help attendees take sustainable aspirations to actionable efforts.


Join us for this event of inspiration, ideas, connection, and collaboration., including networking sessions with interactive exercises, informative sessions designed to provide actionable steps, award presentations, and complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee/tea.


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Uncertainty = Opportunity

Businesses have always faced uncertainty, but it is now increasing beyond the economy with the addition of all the stresses due to the pandemic and supply chain disruption. Extreme weather events and climate change contribute to the added risk and uncertainty.

But…the other side of uncertainty is opportunity. For many of us, uncertainty is nerve-wracking. However, many of our best achievements and meaningful experiences come from a trying time of ambiguity. We need to acknowledge the uncertainty and take advantage of it. We live in a world of possibilities where there’s constant change, and constant dynamism, we need to be adapting and embracing uncertainty to create our competitive advantage. Let’s embrace uncertainty and take advantage of the opportunity it presents!

Keynote Speakers

George Bandy Jr.

Keynote Speaker

George Bandy, Jr., is a global leader in environmental sustainability, circular economy and social responsibility. He has been responsible for executing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability for multinational corporations and NGO’s. He proactively identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organizations and their customers so that, together, they can demonstrate the type of sustainability leadership that will result in a brighter future for all.
Libby Hoffman

Closing Speaker

Wise woman and practical visionary, Libby Hoffman has worked for more than 30 years at the nexus of international peacebuilding, organizational development, spirituality, and social transformation. She is the president of Catalyst for Peace, a private foundation she established in 2003 to grow a new architecture for peace — one that works from the inside out, where those most impacted by violence and war lead in building peace and restoring social wholeness. The first 250 people who register will receive a free copy of Libby’s book, The Answers Are There.

Conference Schedule


7:30 am
Doors Open

7:40 – 8:00 am
Mindfulness & Tai Chi Session

8:00 – 9:00 am

8:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Kickoff

9:00 – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker: George Bandy Jr.

10:00 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 11:30 am
Morning Break-Out Sessions


11:30 – 12:30 pm
Lunch & Awards Presentation

12:40 – 1:40 pm
Purposeful Networking: Birds Of A Feather

1:40 – 1:50 pm

1:50 – 3:05 pm
Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

3:05 – 3:15 pm

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Closing Speaker: Libby Hoffman

4:15 – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception & Interactive Exercise

Breakout Sessions

Conference Breakout Sessions are designed to engage participants across the spectrums of Sustainable and Socially-Responsible Business Operations. This year’s sessions explore the new workplace, community and employee engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and sustainability reporting.  

Additional Speakers

Full List of Speakers

Kile Adumene
Executive Director, Manchester Community Action Coalition

Dr. Richie Coladarci
Director of Human Resources, Merchants Fleet, overseeing people operations, employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sam Evans-Brown
Executive Director of Clean Energy New Hampshire

Julien Gervreau
Director, Sustainability Implementation & Climate Action Planning

Barrie Hanlon
Brand Strategist, MAYO Designs

Jennifer Hopkins
Vice President of Business & Community Lending, Community Loan Fund

Marty Jacobs
Social Impact Consulting

Susan Kaplan
Sustainable Futures Consulting

Anthea Lavallee
Executive Director, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation

Debra LeClair
Psy.D. Psychologist & Executive Coach, Full Spectrum Wellness

Carrie Mayo
Founder, MAYO Designs a BCorp & 1% member

James McKim
Organizational Ignition

Flo Nicolas
Get Tech Smart

Linnea Patterson
Program Developer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Tom Permatteo
CEO, Green Business Bureau

Rob Riley
President of the Northern Forest Center

Sarah Robinson
Education Justice Campaign Director, Granite State Progress

Lindsay Simpson
Director of Well-being, The Richards Group

Beth Tener

Mari Walsh
Director of Well-being, The Richards Group

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