300+ attendees from large and small companies come together to learn and share best practices.


Keynote Speaker

George Bandy Jr.

George Bandy, Jr., is a global leader in environmental sustainability, circular economy and social responsibility. He has been responsible for executing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability for multinational corporations and NGO’s. He proactively identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organizations and their customers so that, together, they can demonstrate the type of sustainability leadership that will result in a brighter future for all.

Closing Speaker

Libby Hoffman 

Wise woman and practical visionary, Libby Hoffman has worked for more than 30 years at the nexus of international peacebuilding, organizational development, spirituality, and social transformation. She is the president of Catalyst for Peace, a private foundation she established in 2003 to grow a new architecture for peace — one that works from the inside out, where those most impacted by violence and war lead in building peace and restoring social wholeness.

The first 250 people who register will receive a free copy of Libby's book! 

Mindfulness Session

20 minute

Birds of a Feather

Interactive Networking Session

Current Trends

Relevant & Timely Topics



Join us for this event of inspiration, ideas, connection and collaboration.​

Purposeful Networking

Networking sessions with interactive exercises.

Breakfast & Lunch

Registration includes complimentary breakfast. lunch and afternoon coffee/tea.

Informative Sessions

Sessions designed to provide actionable steps.

Awards Presentation

Presenting NHBSR's Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation awards.

Uncertainty = Opportunity


Businesses have always faced uncertainty, but it is now increasing beyond the economy with the addition of all the stresses due to the pandemic and supply chain disruption. Extreme weather events and climate change contribute to the added risk and uncertainty. But...

The other side of uncertainty is opportunity. 

For many of us, uncertainty is nerve-wracking. However, many of our best achievements and meaningful experiences come from a trying time of ambiguity. We need to acknowledge the uncertainty and take advantage of it. 

We live in a world of possibilities where there’s constant change, and constant dynamism, we need to be adapting and embracing uncertainty to create our competitive advantage. Let's embrace uncertainty and take advantage of the opportunity it presents!


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Ave
Concord, NH 03301

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 Session

7:30 Doors Open 
7:40 - 8:00 AM Mindfulness & Tai Chi Session
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 AM Morning Kickoff
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break 
10:15 - 11:30 AM Morning Break-out Sessions
11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch and Awards Presentation

Afternoon Session

12:40 - 1:40 PM Purposeful Networking (Birds of a feather)
1:40 - 1:50 Transition
1:50 - 3:05 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions  
3:05 - 3:15  PM Break 
3:15 - 4:15 PM Closing Speaker: Libby Hoffman
4:15 - 5:30 PM Networking Reception (with interactive exercise)


Debra LeClair

Psy.D. Psychologist & Executive Coach, Full Spectrum Wellness

Beth Tener


Kile Adumene

Executive Director, Manchester Community Action Coalition

Sarah Robinson

Education Justice Campaign Director, Granite State Progress

Dr. Richie Coladarci

Director of Human Resources, Merchants Fleet

Linnea Patterson

Program Developer, Coastal Enterprise Inc.

Rob Riley

President of the Northern Forest Center

Jennifer Hopkins

Vice President of Business & Community Lending, Community Loan Fund

Dr. Marty Jacobs

Social Impact Consulting

Mari Walsh

Director of Well-beingThe Richards Group 

Lindsay Simpson

Director of Well-being, The Richards Group

Carrie Mayo 

Founder, MAYO Web + Marketing Service

Barrie Hanlon

Brand Strategist, MAYO + Marketing Services

Tom Permatteo

CEO, Green Business Bureau

James McKim

Founder and Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition

Flo Nicolas

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, DEI Directive, Get Tech Smart 

Susan Kaplan

Sustainable Futures Consulting

Julien Gervreau 

Director, Sustainability Implementation & Climate Action Planning

Sam Evans-Brown

Executive Director, Clean Energy New Hampshire


Sponsorship opportunities available. 

For details, contact Michelle Veasey at michelle@nhbsr.org or 603-377-8817