Social Responsibility News

Greenvest First SR Investment Firm Selected for New .eco Domain

Wells, Vermont: Greenvest, a New England-based investment firm specializing in socially and environmentally responsible investing, has become the first socially responsible investment (SRI) firm to receive a .eco domain. Launched on April 25th, .eco is a new top-level domain (web address ending) for companies, institutions, non-profits and individuals who have proven their commitment to positive […]

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VSAC to open college savings accounts for babies born on ‘529 Day’

Every baby born at a VT hospital May 29 to receive a $100 VHEIP account WINOOSKI (May 1, 2017) – Lucky babies born May 29 in Vermont will receive $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 college savings account opened in his or her name by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. The Vermont Association of Hospitals and […]

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Apr
22

Union of Concerned Scientists Ranks Vermont Second in Nation for Clean Energy Momentum

A new report entitled “Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress” and published by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlighted Vermont for its success in developing a clean energy economy. Vermont ranked second nationally, only bested by California. The report scored states on 12 metrics in the three broader areas of technical progress, direct visible effects […]

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Mar
10

OneDigital Health And Benefits Recognized As Top Place To Work By Two National Organizations

Industry Leader’s Focus on Employee Engagement Results in Award Winning Workplace Culture Atlanta, GA —February 2, 2017— OneDigital Health and Benefits, a leader in the employee benefits space, has been named to one of “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resource’s. OneDigital has also been awarded Business Insurance’s “Best […]

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Mar
10

National Life and Heartworks Celebrate Reopening Of Child Care Center

Company-owned Building Hosts New Loveworks Center Montpelier, Vermont – National Life and Heartworks Preschools celebrated the grand opening this week of a Loveworks Child Care Center in a building National Life owns on its Montpelier campus. Heartworks leased the building from National Life earlier this year and currently serves 21 children, including many whose parents […]

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Dec
21

Executive Order Promoting Businesses that Fight Climate Change Finalized

Montpelier – An Executive Order signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin that gives businesses fighting climate change preference in the state contracting process has been finalized. The new policy applies to any contract over $25,000, which captures at least 97 percent of state contracting dollars. The state of Vermont spends hundreds of millions of dollars each […]

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Dec
08

The Hard Work of Social Responsibility

by Stephen Morris, Rutland Herald on Feb 26th, 2006 Only in Vermont Vermont Mystic Pie Company brings together a Who’s Who and What’s What of Vermont companies. The apples come from local orchards that embrace the most rigorous ecological growing techniques. The butter comes from the farmers of Cabot Creamery. The flour may not originate […]

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Sep
22

Sold Out Crowd Honors Paul Millman

On September 21st, a sold out crowd celebrated Paul Millman as the winner of VBSR’s 2016 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business. Co-founder, CEO and President of Chroma Technology Corp., Millman received the award at VBSR’s 15th Annual Award Ceremony & Dinner. “I knew Terry. I was friends with Terry. Terry would […]

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SunCommon to Host VBSR Networking Get-Together

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Jul
20

Green Executive Order is Good for Business and Taxpayers

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility on Tuesday praised a move by Gov. Peter Shumlin that will level the playing field for green and environmentally-friendly businesses bidding on state contracts. The executive order announced by Gov. Shumlin gives businesses with strong environmental records and policies a preference when bidding on state contracts for goods and services, […]

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