VBSR in the News

Sep
26

Businesses Putting Their Waste to Work: Recap, Thanks, Photos, and More

More than 80 members of the VBSR community joined together on Wednesday, September 21 at The Alchemist in Stowe for “Businesses Putting Their Waste to Work,” part of the VBSR People.Planet.Prosperity. Speaker Series. See below for photos of the evening. Thanks to all who made the journey. It was wonderful to see the VBSR community […]

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Sep
09

VBSR Announces 2022 Award Recipients, Opens Ceremony Registration

Burlington, Vt. (September 9, 2022) – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), the statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact, has announced the 2022 recipients for three awards that encourage and showcase the growth and impact of socially responsible business activity in Vermont. […]

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Aug
27

Vermont Changemakers Table Announces $60,260 in Grants to Support BIPOC-led Work

The Vermont Changemakers Table, with contributions from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Johnson Family Foundation, has distributed 22 grants totaling $60,260 to provide unrestricted operating support for organizations and initiatives led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) across Vermont. The Vermont Changemakers Table, convened by the Vermont Community Foundation and Vermont Businesses […]

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Jul
27

Our Moment to Lead: Vermont in the Wake of SCOTUS Decisions

By Roxanne Vought, VBSR Executive Director As seen in Vermont Business Magazine, VTDigger, The Bennington Banner, and Mountain Times For those of us who envision – and strive each day toward – a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet, the final week of June 2022 was devastating. On […]

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Jul
27

Call for Nominations to Recognize Business Innovators in Vermont

Burlington, Vt. (July 5, 2022) – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), the statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact, is now accepting nominations for three awards that encourage and showcase the growth and impact of socially responsible business activity in Vermont. Awardees […]

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Jun
14

Vermont Businesses Help COVID-19 Paid Leave Grant Program Become Law 

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) partnered to advance a grant program whereby employers can be reimbursed for paying an employee’s lost wages in the event of absenteeism due to COVID-19 Montpelier, Vt. (June 13, 2022) – Last week, in a historic victory for Vermont businesses and workers […]

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Jun
02

VBSR Launches Speaker Series, Networking Event

People.Planet.Prosperity. Speaker Series kicks off with “Regenerative Agriculture: How can businesses work in collaboration with the land?” panel Burlington, Vt. (June 2, 2022) – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) launches its People.Planet.Prosperity. Speaker Series on June 14 with “Regenerative Agriculture: How can businesses work in collaboration with the land?” The series will consist of panels focused […]

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May
24

“Hope Springs” at Sold Out 32nd Annual VBSR Conference

“Rising Together” attendees explored new approaches to workforce, humanity, and belonging as leaders, innovators in The Purpose Economy 300+ engaged with standing-room-only keynote address, “Hope Springs: On Vision, Justice & Playing the Long Game” [Mascoma Bank, underwriter] Networking reception extended into spring evening on Hula Lakeside’s scenic patio [Vermont Community Foundation, underwriter] The 32nd Annual VBSR […]

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May
12

Vermont General Assembly Establishes COVID Paid Leave Grant Program

Montpelier, Vt. (May 12, 2022) – The small business community and members of Main Street Alliance and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility applaud the Vermont General Assembly on the passage of S.11, a workforce and economic development bill that would establish a program to provide wage replacement for workers experiencing loss of work for reasons […]

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May
09

VNRC, VPIRG, VCV and VBSR Respond to Governor Scott’s Veto of the Clean Heat Standard

Montpelier, Vt. (May 6, 2022) – With a late-Friday swoop of the pen, Governor Scott’s veto of the Clean Heat Standard (H.715) disregards years of hard work to design an approach to strategically and equitably transform the fossil fuel heating sector, undercutting implementation of Vermont’s first legally-required Climate Action Plan, which identified this policy as pivotal […]

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