Conference 2013

Your Sustainability Playbook: Shaping a Game Plan That Works for You!
2013 Spring Conference
Tuesday, May 21st - Grappone Conference Center, Concord

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Spend a day learning, connecting, and sharing with...

  • A panel of leaders sharing 8-minute, focused presentations on collaborative, innovative ideas to incorporate into your Sustainability Playbook.
  • Interactive "real-time" polling technology to inform presenters of your interests.
  • Discussions led by "Conversation Catalysts" who are subject matter experts...not there to talk at you, but to open a conversation with you
  • Valuable insights from keynote Jay Friedlander to prepare your organization to ride the new wave in business innovation

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Featured

Jay Friedlander
College of the Atlantic
Biography
Jay Friedlander is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine. Fast Company, Princeton Review, The New York Times and others have recognized COA as a leader in sustainability. Prior to joining COA, Jay was the chief operating officer for a natural and organic restaurant group; worked as a Fortune 100 strategy consultant; served in the Peace Corps in Mauritania; and broke fundraising records at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Jay holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian.

Session Panelist

Wood Turner
Stonyfield Farm
Biography
Wood Turner is Stonyfield's VP of Sustainability Innovation. He has appeared in many of the world’s leading media outlets, among them the New York Times, NPR, The Economist, BBC, and the Harvard Business Review. Prior to his current position, Wood served as Executive Director of Climate Counts, a non-profit that scores companies annually on their commitment to addressing climate change in meaningful, measurable ways. While there, he built a voluntary benchmarking program called Industry Innovators, attracting companies representing over $30B in revenues so far. Wood holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Washington. He has long helped companies realize value from their investments in sustainability and climate protection and has led a range of public and private brand-building and social marketing efforts. He participated in the transportation/land use working group of the New Hampshire governor’s Climate Change Task Force and has advised several high-profile projects, including Newsweek Magazine’s corporate green rankings.
Kasey Harris
Hannaford Supermarkets
Biography
Kasey Harris is a Sustainability Program Specialist for Hannaford Supermarkets (a Delhaize America supermarket). She manages sustainability initiatives at Hannaford. Kasey is currently devoting a significant portion of her time working on Hannaford’s Moving to Zero Waste program aimed at waste reduction and increased recycling. Kasey is a graduate of the Hannaford Retail Management Trainee program and has held several positions in HR and Organizational Development prior to joining the Sustainability Team. Kasey holds a BA Degree from University of Maine. She lives with her husband and their 3 young children in Scarborough Maine.
Mike Bellamente
Climate Counts
Biography
Mike Bellamente is the director of Climate Counts, a national nonprofit aimed at bringing consumers and corporations together to address climate change.  Prior to joining the organization, Mike served as primary environmental liaison for NADO, an economic development public-interest group in Washington DC.  Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, he was named to the White House-led economic solutions team to conduct impact analyses for oil-impacted communities.  Bellamente has written extensively on the role of the private sector in addressing climate change. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, American Business and GreenBiz.com.  In February 2012, Bellamente was named to Ethisphere’s list of 100 most influential people in business ethics.  Mike received an MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Plymouth State University.
Deana Aulisio
New Earth
Biography
Deana Aulisio joined New Earth as a research associate in September 2009. With her technical capacities in the fields of environmental engineering, life cycle assessment, and sustainability sciences, she fills an indispensable role in the creation and maintenance of the Social Hotspots Database (SHDB). Whereas opportunities specific to climate change and renewable energy first catalyzed her call to sustainability, after almost a decade of practicing and teaching yoga, she was drawn to the humanity and benevolence linked with the social aspects of the SHDB project. Prior to her position at New Earth, Deana worked for an environmental consulting company and as an environmental laboratory manager at the University of New Hampshire. She also developed for the Green Alliance a sustainability rating system for businesses that has been in use for over 3 years.
Amy Hattan
Thornton Tomasetti
Biography
Amy Seif Hattan is the Corporate Sustainability Officer for Thornton Tomasetti, an engineering and building analysis firm with 26 offices across the globe and 700 employees. Amy is responsible for greening company operations and exploring opportunities to embed sustainability in the company’s six practice areas, including meeting requirements of the AIA 2030 Commitment towards climate neutral buildings. Previously, she was COO of Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm, and was the director of a national program for advancing green building in higher education at Second Nature. Amy was a participant in NHBSR’s 2012 Institute in Corporate Sustainability, and she has held several sustainability positions in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, where she received her MPA, and of the University of New Hampshire.
Kevin Flynn
Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA)
Biography
Kevin Flynn is the External Relations and Communications Director for the Community Development Finance Authority. Before joining CDFA, he was an award-winning broadcast journalist and a Public Relations Manager at Griffin York & Krause. Kevin is also a published author, having written five nonfiction books, including one on post-modern advertising in the age of social media.
Rebecca Hamilton
W.S. Badger Company
Biography
Rebecca Hamilton is the Director of Product Development for the W.S. Badger Company, where she oversees new product innovation from concept to market as well as Badger’s sustainability initiatives. Badger is a manufacturer of safe organic skin care and sunscreens and is also a certified B Corporation. Ms. Hamilton is also a part owner of Badger and serves as an industry expert and spokesperson. Badger prides itself on being an authority in natural sunscreen formulations and Ms. Hamilton has worked hard to ensure that Badger has the current knowledge and expertise necessary to hold that position.  Her attention to detail in controversial areas such as ingredient and processing transparency, chemical vs. mineral active ingredients, nano-particles, biodegradability & reef safe claims, and broad spectrum protection has propelled Badger to be a leader in safe sunscreens. Ms. Hamilton’s background in ethnobotany and her passions for organic living, safe products, and ethical commerce has led her to wider industry involvement and public service outreach. She is actively involved in safe cosmetics and Benefit Corporation legislation, the Chair of the Natural Seal Steering Committee and a founding member of the Natural and Organic Cosmetic Alliance, recently created to represent and protect the integrity of the natural and organic cosmetic industry.

Unlocking Innovation and Preparing for the Next Economic Wave - Jay Friedlander

All businesses, large and small, need to innovate and evolve in order to grow and prosper. Today, sustainability is a force that is remaking our economy and unleashing an enormous wave of business innovation and creativity. Come learn why and how leading companies are using a sustainable perspective to save money, grow sales and create business models that make them more competitive.

Most Valuable Plays (MVPs) A panel of leaders share 8-minute focused presentations on collaborative, innovative ideas to incorporate into your Sustainability Playbook:

  • Making the Case for Change, Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation, Stonyfield Farm
  • Getting to Zero, Kasey Harris, Manager of Sustainability, Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Sustainability for Small Business, Mike Bellamente, Executive Director, Climate Counts
  • Impact Initiatives, Deana Ausilio, New Earth
  • Stakeholder Engagement, Amy Hattan, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Investing for the Future, Kevin Flynn, Communications & External Relations Manager, CDFA
  • Certifications That Matter, Rebecca Hamilton, Director of Product Development, W.S. Badger Company

Huddle Up Discussions: Imagine 200 professionals from C-Level Sustainability Executives to sole proprietors breaking out into groups to discuss engaging ideas, solving problems and building community! Let’s harvest all the knowledge in the room to make New Hampshire a leader in CSR and sustainability!

Huddle Ups will take place during the afternoon around compelling topics selected by participants. Each discussion will be launched by a Conversation Catalyst (a facilitator with subject matter knowledge), but focused on participants sharing and receiving ideas for moving sustainability and CSR forward in your organization.  Current top picks ...

• How do you link sustainability to corporate branding?
• How do you develop meaningful volunteer programs for employees?
• How do you effectively message BSR activities to get maximum customer interest?
• How can we effectively address climate change as a real risk to our businesses?
• What are the opportunities and challenges in trying to launch new sustainability programs?
• How do you connect CSR activities to increased profitability?
• What does sustainability mean to your company and how do you get everyone engaged?
• Healthcare:  How does it reflect your company’s values? What are your concerns?

8:00 - 8:30am

Registration & Morning Refreshments

8:30 - 9:00am

Morning Kickoff

  • Welcome/Logistics/Acknowledgements: Michelle Veasey, Executive Director, NHBSR; Jenny Levy, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hypertherm and NHBSR Board Co-Chair; and Debbie Hornor, Community Obesity Policy Manager, American Heart Association and NHBSR Board Member
9:00 - 10:00am

Keynote Presentation: Unlocking Innovation and Preparing for the Next Economic Wave

Jay Friedlander, Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic

10:00 - 11:30am

Innovative Ideas for Sustainability - Moderated by Matt Mowry, Editor of Business NH Magazine

  • Fast moving 8-minute presentations on Ideas for Sustainability Worth Sharing!
  • Audience participation through texting, smartphone and Wi-Fi will make these
    presentations even more dynamic! Don’t forget your phone or tablet!

 

11:30am - 12:00pm

Networking, Electronic Office Check-in, Exhibitor Meet & Greets and Sustainability Bookstore Visits

12:00 - 12:45pm

Lunch, Sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Cornerstone Award Presentation: Tom Strickland, President, Sequoya Technology Group, 2012 Cornerstone Recipient and Governor Maggie Hassan

12:45 - 1:15

Halftime Warm-ups Stretch your legs, visit the dessert buffet and warm-up for the second half action with Matthew Gardner, Director, Sustainserv and Tom Elliott, Partner, Elliott-Rand

1:15 - 2:15pm

Huddle-Ups- Round I: Up to ten Huddle-Up discussions will take place around compelling topics selected by participants. Each discussion will be launched by a Conversation Catalyst (a facilitator with subject matter knowledge), but focused on participants sharing and receiving ideas for moving sustainability and CSR forward in your organization.

Sponsored by Sustainserv

2:15 - 2:30pm

Afternoon Break to Move to Your Next Huddle

2:30 - 3:30pm

Huddle-Ups- Round II: Up to ten Huddle-Up discussions will take place around more compelling topics selected by participants. Each discussion will be launched by a Conversation Catalyst (a facilitator with subject matter knowledge), but focused on participants sharing and receiving ideas for moving sustainability and CSR forward in your organization.

Sponsored by Hannaford

3:30 - 4:30pm

Post-game Networking Reception – Enjoy refreshments and share highlights, insights and next steps with peers, speakers, facilitators, other sustainability leaders and idea generators! Sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Co-op

NHBSR Member                          $ 150

Not-Yet-Member                           $ 200

NHBSR Member Non-profit       $  75

Not-Yet-Member Non-Profit        $ 125

Student                                          $  50

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Conference Leaders

Conference Partners

Keynote Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Signage Sponsor

Social Media Sponsor

CSR/Sustainability Bookstore Sponsor

Social Sponsor

Sustainability for Small Business Sponsors

Carbon Offset Sponsor

NHBSR Member                          $ 150

Not-Yet-Member                           $ 200

NHBSR Member Non-profit       $  75

Not-Yet-Member Non-Profit        $ 125

Student                                          $  50

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