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Speaker Series (2010)
Businesses and Social Responsibility: What are the costs? What are the benefits?
Polly Chandler, chair of AUNE’s Department of Organization and Management and representative with both the New Hampshire and Vermont chapters of Businesses for Social Responsibility, hosted a panel of local business leaders who talked about their businesses and about what considerations went into the decision to run their operations with social responsibility as an explicit part of the business model. Topics included employee compensation, environmental impact, sourcing of parts and ingredients and investing responsibly. Panelists included Chroma Corporation’s Paul Millman, ’73; New England Wood Pellet’s Steve Walker; and W.S. Badger Company’s Bill Whyte.