VBSR in the News

Apr
15

VBSR Members Respond to Crisis pt. 2

VBSR members continue to innovate, inspire, collaborate and utilize a community forward ethic of goodwill to respond with resilience in rapidly changing times.  Below are examples of this transformative work. Burton Snowboards is supporting health care workers by donating half a million N95 masks to the state of Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire.   Their first shipment of 200,000 […]

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VBSR Members Respond to Crisis

VBSR Members have been longtime stewards of a people-first, community oriented, values led approach to business.   While the COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented adversity for the Vermont business community, VBSR members have already quickly risen to the occasion. They are pivoting operations to directly address lack of medical equipment and public health supplies and by directing […]

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Can You Construct or Donate N95 Masks?

N95 Masks Are Desperately Needed N95 masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are needed by medical facilities throughout Vermont. If your company has the capacity to  construct – or donate – N95 masks, please call call the State Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible at (800) 347-0488. For other information related to […]

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SBA Announces Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Non-Profits

The Small Business Administration has made disaster assistance available to businesses and non-profit organizations in the following Vermont counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Grand Isle, Orange, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor. These counties have been declared in association with SBA disaster declarations in adjoining states. Earlier this week, Governor Scott requested that the SBA declare […]

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Mar
20

VBSR Offers Webinar Series for Business and Organization Leaders

VBSR is pleased to share a webinar series designed to provide businesses with resources and tools as they respond to the impacts of the developing Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. These webinars are open to VBSR members and non-members alike.   Recordings of past VBSR Webinars: Measuring Your Impact (12/15/20) – video available for attendees only. […]

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Mar
17

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Union Mutual

Union Mutual joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Union Mutual will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 730 members who work to foster a business ethic that sets a high standard within the […]

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Mar
13

VBSR Offers Resources & Webinar for COVID-19 Planning & Practices

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is offering suggested employer practices, employee practices, organizational planning resources and other resources related to planning and preparation for the effects of COVID-19. The primary goals of the organizational approaches are: caring for employees and their families taking actions necessary to maintain mission-driven organizations. VBSR has developed a planning checklist […]

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Feb
18

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Mamava

Mamava joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Mamava will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 730 members who work to foster a business ethic that sets a high standard within the Vermont professional community for protecting […]

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Dec
17

Climate & Transportation Advocates React to State’s MOU for Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI)

Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) Proposed Framework Would Result in Meaningful, Though Partial, Progress in Tackling Transportation-Related Climate Pollution Montpelier, VT – Today, Vermont joined other New England and mid-Atlantic states, along with Washington, DC, in issuing a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). Modeled on the successful Regional Greenhouse […]

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Dec
11

Deen given VBSR’s ‘Legislator of the Year’ Award, VBSR Announces 2020 Public Policy priorities

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) recognized retired Representative David Deen, Windham-4 district, for his 30 years of service at the organizations annual Legislative Breakfast on December 5th at Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont. Rep. Deen was presented with VBSR’s Legislator of the Year Award. “His legislative work clearly aligned with VBSR’s advocacy for […]

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