New Corporate Responsibility Report Takes Holistic View Of National Life Efforts

Feb
01

New Corporate Responsibility Report Takes Holistic View Of National Life Efforts

A new corporate social responsibility report published by National Life aims to take a much more holistic view of the company’s sustainability efforts. The company defines its social responsibility broadly in the report by including how it conducts its core business as a key measure of how well it is embodying its values. “For us, […]

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Jan
23

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member VEIC – VEIC will be the 16th Champion Member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that VEIC will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 700 members who advocate for policies which support workers, Vermont communities and the environment. The support of Champion Members is essential to their year-round statewide efforts to foster a business ethic […]

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Jan
23

SunCommon Builds Brighter Future With Joyful and Caring Approach – Waterbury Solar Company Credits Employees for 2019 Best Places to Work Honor

SunCommon has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a brighter future, and that starts with our employees. Their incredible commitment to building vibrant communities with renewable energy is inspiring. Their comments, captured in the Best Places to Work […]

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Jan
22

New study provides road map for strengthening the Vermont economy, addressing income inequality and protecting the environment

 The highly-respected and nonpartisan Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office released a strategic road map for actions Vermont policy makers can take to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, lower the cost of living, reduce income inequality, improve public health and limit the pollution causing global warming. The Decarbonization Study was a primary recommendation of Gov. Phil […]

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Jan
22

SECOND ANNUAL CANNABIS IN THE CAPITOL FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Day includes activist training, address from Lt. Governor, networking with legislators, storytelling booth, and a hemp/CBD education fair in the cafeteria. In the thick of the 2019 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, legislative leaders, and a coalition of cannabis reform advocacy groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers and local business representatives are gathering in […]

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Jan
18

Vermont Chocolatier to Raise $100,000 for Women’s Health

Inspired by the Women’s March, Nutty Steph’s pledges to sell 100,000 Chocolate Vulvas Middlesex, VT – With their purchases of Nutty Steph’s Chocolate Vulvas Vermonters and chocolate lovers everywhere can help fund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s essential work empowering individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Nutty Steph’s […]

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Jan
15

CCS makes “Best Places to Work in Vermont” list

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a nonprofit organization – and VBSR member — supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism, recently earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2019. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. “There’s a […]

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Jan
15

VBSR Members Align to Create a Thriving Leadership Culture

SunCommon, a VBSR Champion Member and Vermont based solar company, is well known for building a resilient power system while using their business as a force for good. What you might not know is that early in 2018 SunCommon identified that a core component for driving forward their inner purpose was to develop a thriving […]

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Jan
09

National Life Group’s Employee Matching Campaign Donates More than $500,000 to Nonprofits

National Life Group employees donated a record $271,000 to nonprofits of their choice through the company’s Share the Good campaign. The National Life Group Foundation then matched those donations, for a total of $541,654. “Our Share the Good campaign is a great way for our teammates to give back to the causes they care about,” […]

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Jan
08

Windham Grows accepting applications for its winter/spring 2019 program

Windham Grows, a food and agriculture business accelerator that connects entrepreneurs with mentoring, industry connections and support, is accepting applications for its winter/spring 2019 program. Windham Grows is part of Strolling of the Heifers, whose mission is connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting […]

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