People. Planet. Prosperity.

VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.

 

We advance VBSR’s mission through:

Economic Development

Using our resources, we help foster sustainable economic prosperity and transformation on a statewide basis, both directly and cooperatively with aligned organizations.

Education

We provide concrete resources and information to help improve our members’ triple-bottom-line business practices.  Empowering our members to solve environmental, social and economic problems, we share such successes with legislative bodies, news media, and the general public.

Public Influence

We initiate tangible change in public policy that combats exploitation and promotes sustainability. We work to capture the inherent power of business to represent socially responsible ideals to legislative bodies, news media, and the general public.

Networking

We strengthen connections among the community of businesspeople focusing on socially responsible businesses and facilitate peer-to-peer sharing of triple bottom line practices and policies to encourage more leading edge practices that improve our economy, environment and communities.

 

Who Belongs

VBSR has a diverse business membership that represents all sectors and geographic regions of Vermont.  To see what businesses belong to VBSR, please consult our member directory.

VBSR-REF

VBSR’s sister organization is the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility–Research & Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Click here to learn more about VBSR-REF.