Monday, September 21, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Former Massachusetts Congreeman Barney Frank will join Joe Keefe, President of PAX World Funds to discuss the intentions and consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act on its 5th anniversary. The goal of the Dodd-Frank Act was to create more accountability and transparency in the financial industry and establish investor and consumer protections as a response to the financial crisis of 2008.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently released the Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants 32 percent by 2030. Each state has considerable flexibility to meet this goal; in New Hampshire this incudes developing additional renewable energy capacity and increasing efficiency. New Hampshire is becoming wetter and warmer. The influences of changing long-term climate patterns on roads and bridges, electricity supply, local economies and business operations are becoming more evident. • What does the Clean Power Plan it mean for New Hampshire? • How do existing state policies relate to the Clean Power Plan? • Should resilience to our shifting weather patterns be part of the discussion? On Wednesday, September 23rd over buffet lunch, join members of the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, Environmental Business Council of New England, and the NH Clean Tech Council for presentations and discussions with EPA Region I to learn more about the Clean Power Plan and the economic opportunities it presents.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Supporting the communities we do business in makes sense - it's a good investment on many levels. Healthy, well-educated communities create strong workforces and inviting places to live and operate. Providing support has never been more inviting! The NH Community Development Finance Authority (NHCDFA) has vetted several wonderful nonprofit project proposals all over the state. The selected projects have business tax credits available for businesses that chose to support their projects with charitable donations. Learn how this win-win opportunity can lower your tax liability while supporting local nonprofit organizations in our lunchtime webinar on September 28th. The CDFA's Kevin Flynn will highlight the business benefits of the Tax Credit Program and Mike Jurnak of BerryDunn, a past business participant, will share why they have invested in this program in the past. Join us for a one hour webinar on Monday, September 28th from noon to 1pm to learn how you can invest in your community for pennies on the dollar!" After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm
Join us for a fun evening of networking and sharing of best practices! NHBSR's Just One Thing Sustainability Slam will give you the opportunity to hear twelve great stories of sustainability initiatives that have impact and vote for the best ones live with your smartphone. Network with sustainably-minded professionals and enjoy great food and drink at this lively and engaging event! Don't miss this - register today!