Sustainability Awards 2024

 

March 13, 2024
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Southern New Hampshire University
2521 N River Rd, SNHU Dining Center
Hooksett, NH 03106

 

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The NH Sustainability Awards roll out the green carpet to amplify the efforts of leaders within the NHBSR business community. The Sustainability Awards are informed by the Measure What Matters 101 Survey. Companies are recognized for leading collaborative efforts to support strong communities, building workplaces that respect and value employees and their families, making decisions that reflect the care about the impact our businesses have on the world around us, and positively impacting the systems we operate within.

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The Sustainability Awards also recognize that young people are the heart of our future and highlight leaders within the educational system. They create sparks that inspire us to deepen our commitment, so we honor their efforts with Changemaker Awards.

NHBSR strives to share ideas and opportunities that encourage and enable learning, expand thinking, and inspire innovation and collaborative action. We hope that shining a spotlight on the efforts of these leaders helps everyone to elevate sustainability opportunities.

  1. Celebrate sustainability leaders in our state
  2. Encourage positive change in our businesses and communities
  3. Recognize our future sustainability professionals

2024 Finalists

Energy and Climate

  1. Lonza
  2. Southern New Hampshire University
  3. Unitil

Environment

  1. Albany International Corp.
  2. MegaFood
  3. Worthen Industries

Workplace

  1. Mascoma Bank
  2. Merchants Fleet
  3. NEMO

 

Systemic Leadership

  1. Albany International Corp.
  2. Timberland
  3. Unitil

Community

  1. O2 Strategies
  2. Placework
  3. W.S. Badger

Governance

  1. Casella
  2. Easterseals NH
  3. NH Community Loan Fund

DEI

  1. Berry Dunn
  2. Co-op Food Stores
  3. Goodwill Northern New England

2023 Sustainability Award Winners

Cornerstone Innovator Award

NHBSR is grateful to recognize Fiona Wilson, the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of NH. Fiona has worked tirelessly to build strong partnerships between businesses dedicated to advancing sustainability practices and sustainability engagement students. During her career at UNH, she elevated the Corporate Sustainability Leadership certificate and designed and built the B Impact Clinic-a program that continues to develop leaders prepared to support businesses in their B Corp certification journey. She leads an incredible team that inspires students to take on valuable fellowship projects that address critical business and local needs like climate action and continually inspires more profound sustainable efforts that engage students and benefit the economy.

Systemic Leadership

The Systemic Leadership Award defines a business that understands its role as part of a larger system and works to build relationships that help develop that whole system. Hypertherm Associates continues to take on big sustainability challenges head-on and excels in achieving their goals while also sharing best practices with the broader business network. They demonstrate leadership in all aspects of NHBSR’s Measure What Matters 101 survey, approaching sustainability with a systems-thinking lens.

Community

Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast champions their core values of enriching local communities through advocacy, partnerships and creating shared value. They empower local teams to determine the most effective way to create an impact for the underserved, underrepresented, and disadvantaged within their communities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NH Community Loan Fund is making strides in their Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts because everyone is engaged in their mission to empower people with their work. Their efforts provide funding and loans to residents and entrepreneurs who have faced racism and discrimination, paving the way for disenfranchised people to participate in our communities and economy fully.

Environment

MAYO Web & Marketing Services is committed to going beyond internal efforts to create positive environmental impact by supporting their communities and their clients. They have given thousands of hours to reducing climate impact and addressing environmental degradation with large-scale events, influencing action at the local level and participating on municipal committees driving change.

Climate and Energy

Worthen Industries is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint through energy efficiency projects and the installation of renewable energy at all of their plants in New England and beyond. Their carbon reduction efforts are not limited to energy, extending to the incorporation of recycled or bio-based content in their products.

Governance

Goodwill Northern New England engages in sustainability efforts with representatives from leadership and staff, fully supporting an understanding of the needs of employees and clients. They strive to support their stakeholders, with the goal of bringing 10,000 people in their three-state area into stability by 2027.

Workplace

Red River dug deep to ensure an equitable pay environment existed for all. They implemented a pay equity analysis looking at all organizational levels to evaluate any potential discrepancies in pay by gender, race, or other non-employment-related factors and made adjustments to align with positions and geographic locations. They engage their employees in all aspects of their mission and goals, creating an environment where teamwork is deeply valued.

Student Change Agent Award Winners

NHBSR understands that young people are the heart of their future. That’s why they partner with the University of New Hampshire, Granite State College, Southern NH University, Franklin Pierce University and Saint Anselm College. Through this partnership, they have found that students are deeply engaged in sustainability, creating impact on campus and off with their passion and dreams. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Salvatore (Sal) Ferragine of Southern NH University, Megan Jioie of Southern NH University, and Matthew Oriente, a senior at the University of New Hampshire.

Thank You

To all of our sponsors!

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