People Learning

All Aboard, Bringing Your Supply Chain & End User Along the Road to Social Responsibility

Event Details:
When: September 9, 2019 9:00 am – September 9, 2019 4:30 pm
Location:, 1 Howard St, Burlington VT

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – N/A
VBSR Members – Varies

Registration is open

Join us, along with Seventh Generation and New Chapter, for the next workshop in our Measure What Matters series “All Aboard, Bringing your Supply Chain & End User Along the Road to Social Responsibility” on Monday, September 9th at in Burlington, VT. This workshop focuses on Impact, Consumers and Supply Chain and explores implementing internal and external quality assurance practices, how to better support and educate your suppliers, best practices for receiving stakeholder feedback, using your products to educate and advocate for social equity, environmental quality, and sustainable practices to create and measure positive impact. Attendees will learn from real world examples and leave this workshop with ready-to-use tools and a roadmap for improvement at their organizations.


Amerigo Pennoni, Asst. Director of QA Compliance/Risk & Sustainability, New Chapter, Inc. New Chapter is a Brattleboro-­based vitamin and supplement company that focuses on promoting health through innovative formulations made with real herbs, foods, and nutrients. All New Chapter multivitamins are third-party certified to be made with organic vegetables and herbs and Non-­GMO Project verified. Additionally, New Chapter is committed to sustainability on every level of commerce and is a member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Chris Nahstoll, Senior Supply Planning Manager, Seventh Generation – For the past 30 years, Seventh Generation has been a company with strong beliefs about the rights of people and planet. They are a company that believes you have a right to know that the products you buy are safe for you, your family, and our environment. They believe that a company’s values are as important as the products it makes. They know that plant-based products can provide exceptional efficacy, and that products designed from renewable plant-based ingredients are better for the planet than products made from petroleum. They believe that waste, is well… a waste. It’s why they use recycled materials to design packaging, and why they design packaging to be recycled. They have a lot of beliefs, but the biggest one is that they have a responsibility to this generation and the next seven.

VBSR’s Measure What Matters workshop series is your opportunity to learn from some of the best companies in New England, see how you measure up against industry leaders, and find new ways to improve your business operations. Workshop attendees will leave with tools for change and an expanded network of professionals who believe in business as a power for good! Modeled after the B-Corp Impact Assessment, this new series will help members to better support their communities, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to create the best workplace for their employees. Join us for a single workshop or two or the entire series. With a multi-workshop registration, different employees in your organization can attend different workshops. Workshops are available for VBSR and NHBSR members only, with 50% discounts for Champion Members and 25% discounts for Gold Members.

Click here to register for the workshop series or a single workshop.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Series Underwriters

VSECU LogoVSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity. Together we make change, simply by banking. VSECU is a VBSR Champion Member.



Mascoma Bank LogoMascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 118 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. Now as a Certified B Corporation® we continue our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities.

Series Sponsors

New Chapter Logo       Vermont Creamery Logo

Series Friend: 

Davis & Hodgdon Associates


Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the Measure What Matters series and for single workshops. Please contact for more information.