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May 2, 2024
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH 03301

Join us for an event brimming with inspiration, innovation, and meaningful connections. Dive into engaging sessions featuring interactive exercises, lively discussions geared towards actionable insights, an impactful award presentation, and meaningful networking. Plus, enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and networking nibbles to fuel your day of learning and collaboration. We can’t wait to see you there!


Prosperity Unleashed

Aligning Business and Community


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Highlighting the synergistic benefits of businesses stepping up and taking a proactive leadership role in addressing critical societal issues that affect the workforce and communities around them. By leveraging their resources, influence, and innovative approaches, businesses can play a pivotal role in creating positive and sustainable change in areas such as affordable housing, childcare availability, quality education, affordable healthcare, creating inclusive welcoming workplaces and communities, and financial sustainability for employees. Thus creating an environment where business and community thrive together!

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.

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca is a visionary leader and renowned author driving innovative change in the world of business. With over three decades of expertise in organizational and strategic change, she’s a trailblazer in advocating for purpose-driven capitalism and the role that business leaders at every level can play in reimagining our current system. “It is possible to create a better, more sustainable future. But only if we act with urgency – and in concert with one another.” This belief has driven Rebecca’s work for the last ten years and is at the heart of her latest endeavor: “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire,” (Hachette, 2020).

This groundbreaking work offers a compelling new narrative and actionable strategies to reshape capitalism, moving away from the singular pursuit of shareholder value. With her notable expertise and visionary outlook, Rebecca is paving the way for a more sustainable and inclusive future in business. Join her on this transformative journey towards a world where purpose and profit align for the greater good.

Conference Schedule


8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:20  Mindfulness Session

8:30-9:15  Morning Kickoff

9:15-10:30 Keynote speaker

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Morning Break-out Sessions

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Awards Presentation


12:45-1:45 Empowering Futures:  Strong Public Education, Business Growth, and Thriving Communities

1:45-2:00 Afternoon Break

2:00-3:15 Afternoon Breakout Session

3:15-3:30 Afternoon Break

3:30-4:30 Birds of a Feather: Taking Flight Discussions

4:15-5:30 Networking Reception

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.  

Morning Topics

Building Momentum for Sustainable Policies

Do Something! From Awareness to Climate Action

DEI from the Bottom Up: Peer-to-Peer Strategies

Leveraging ESG for Sustainable Value Creation

Pathways to Affordable Housing:  Business-Supported Supply-Side Solutions

Unconscious Bias: How It Impacts Your Business and What You Can Do About It.

Afternoon Topics

Smarter Advocacy – A basic crash-course workshop

AI Ethics: Shaping Tomorrow’s World

Measuring DEI: Beyond Simple Counts to Impactful Engagement & ROI

Climate and Health

Imagining Futures for Shared Prosperity

Birds of a Feather Topics

Listening that Enables New Possibilities

Defining Your “Why”: A Blueprint to Brand Success

Building Healthy Communities: Addressing Factors for Health Equity

Unlocking Sustainable Transformation Through Effective Employee Engagement

Trauma Informed Approach to Inclusive Workplaces

Leveraging Community Engagement for Success

Afternoon Plenary Session 12:45-1:45
Empowering Futures: Strong Public Education, Business Growth, and Thriving Communities

Join us for a discussion about the pivotal role of public education and equitable funding in shaping the future of New Hampshire’s communities and businesses. The panel will explore the critical link between a robust public education system, economic vitality, and community prosperity. Examine how equitable access to quality education directly impacts career readiness, workforce development, and overall business growth.

Plenary Panel
Michael Turmelle

Initiative Leader, Education and Career Initiatives, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Nicole Heimarck

Executive Director - Reaching Higher NH

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Zack Sheehan

Executive Director, NH School Funding Fairness Project

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Jodie Nezaka

Director of Economic Development for the City of Manchester

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Aimee Kereage

Community Partnerships Coordinator at Manchester Proud

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Speakers and Facilitators

Christina Baron

Senior Manufacturing Associate, Lonza

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Sarah Brock

Energy Circuit Rider Program Director, Clean Energy NH

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Cara Campbell

Sr. Global Custom & OEM Solutions Consultant, Promega

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Teresa Dean Malcolm, MD

Vice President Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Dartmouth Health

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Lisa Drake

Assistant Director, Fleet Electrification, Merchants Fleet

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Sam Evans-Brown

Executive Director at Clean Energy NH

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Sophia Donforth

Executive Director, Vermont and New Hampshire Energy Education Program

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Karen Koutsavlis

Founder & Chief Motivating Officer, New England 360 Fitness

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Deb Gerson MD

NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action

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Julien Gervreau

ESG Strategy and Sustainability Leader

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Anne L. Kelly

Vice President of Government Relations at Ceres, Inc.

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Bradford Paige

President/CEO at Kennebunk Savings Bank

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Zack Lemear

Brand Strategist and Partner, Pivot Creative

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Richard Ober

President and CEO, NH Charitable Foundation

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Tess Tacka

Senior Manager, Sustainability Reporting & ESG Disclosure, VF Corporation

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James McKim

Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition

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Beth Tener

Principal, New Directions Collaborative

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Melissa Skarupa

Marketing Manager, Community Partnerships & Sponsorships at Dartmouth Health

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David Loehwing

Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, North America, Impax Asset Management

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Nick Taylor

Executive Director, Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast

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Bob Dewey

NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action

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Anna Yates

EHS & Sustainability at Albany International

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Joan Catherine Widmer, MS, MSBA, RN

Treasurer, American Nurses Association

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Latonya Wallace

Director Community Relations, NH Community Loan Fund

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Lauren E. Szkodny, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

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Brett Cromwell

Communications and Marketing Strategist

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Ryan Fecteau

Senior Officer of Policy & Planning, Avesta Housing

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Gina Burke

Corporate and Community Engagement, Red River

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Debra LeClair Psy.D,

Psychologist & Executive Coach, Full Spectrum Wellness and re-Sourced

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Ruth Berggren, M.D

Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

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Britt Lundgren

Senior Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs at Lactalis USA

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available

To learn more, please contact Michelle Veasey.

Thank you to our sponsors!
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