Sustainability Day

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Businesses and communities have implemented sustainable practices to minimize negative impacts on the environment and society.

Today, modern sustainable practices lead to cost savings, competitive advantages, and positive brand image. By prioritizing sustainability, small businesses can retain top talent, attract environmentally conscious customers, and navigate regulatory changes more effectively.

Ultimately, sustainability isn't just a choice; it's a strategic imperative that ensures resilience, innovation, and a positive contribution to the well-being of the business, the community, and the planet.

Sustainability Day is offered in partnership with the UNH Sustainability Institute, and supported by Bank of America.

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Thursday, December 7th
8:30am - 2:00pm
Holloway Commons in Durham, NH

The Academy is free to attend with breakfast and lunch included, but registration is required.

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Sustainability Redefined...beyond your environmental footprint. 

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UNH

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Michelle Veasey

Presentation:  Measure What Matters NH

Measure What Matters NH offers a clear and practical assessment tool NH businesses can use to benchmark their sustainability initiatives against industry standards, understand their own business' strengths and areas of challenge, and obtain both in-depth numerical and visually compelling reports on progress. Ultimately, Measure What Matters NH helps guide and support companies along their own sustainability journey.

Michelle Veasey, Executive Director, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility


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Susan Kaplan

Presentation: What role does sustainability have in business and community today?

From continuous improvement and stability to brand reputation, what are you already doing with employees, customers, your community, the environment, and governance/transparency? What else could you do? We’ll talk about B Corps and the UNH B Impact Clinic and stories from the field.

Susan Kaplan,  Sustainable Futures Consulting & UNH Adjunct Faculty

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The Academy is free to attend with breakfast and lunch included, but registration is required.

supported by BoA


SBDC’s Business Sustainability Program (BSP) provides one-on-one confidential business advising in the areas of environmental management, energy efficiency, employee safety, and other issues that impact business sustainability. The goal of the BSP is to help the business owner adopt best management practices to reduce risk to operations, increase profitability, and enhance the value of their company.