Learn More about Corporate Social Responsibility and B Corps
The purpose of our workshop and panel discussion is to share information about the challenges and opportunities that being a B Corp or Benefit Corporation present. The workshop will start with Taryn Fisher, faculty with Antioch University New England’s MBA Sustainability program, providing a brief introduction of each of our panelists as well as a high level overview of Corporate Social Responsibility and the B Corp / Benefit Corporation movements. She will then facilitate discussion and Q&A among our panelists and our audience. B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
About the Instructor:
Following almost 20 years in industry as a supply chain executive for blue chip companies including Fidelity Investments, Procter & Gamble, and The Gillette Company, Taryn chose to change direction and pursue a career in academia. Taryn is a faculty member at Antioch University New England in their MBA Sustainability program. As a scholar-practitioner, she engages in a number of academic and community projects. Taryn represents Antioch University as a core member of the Global B Corp Academic Community; participates in the Ecovation Hub, a regional economic development initiative that focuses on supporting “green” businesses; leads a group of arts enthusiasts in the Keene and greater Monadnock region to increase the profile of arts and culture, a significant driver of economic activity; and, she enjoys mentoring social entrepreneurs who are seeking business guidance including, The Caterpillar Lab, Mill Hollow Works, and Machina Arts.
About the Panelists:
Clayton Adams, Mascoma Savings Bank
Clayton Adams became President and CEO of Mascoma Savings Bank in January 2017. Prior to joining Mascoma Savings Bank, Mr. Adams was a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors for five years. In this capacity he served on several committees, including serving as Chair of the Strategic Planning and Wealth Management Committees. He is also past Chair of the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation. Mr. Adams began his career in the consulting industry. He first worked for Putnam Hayes and Bartlett, a Washington, DC based economic consulting firm. Later he worked for Mercer Management Consulting, a Boston based firm that helps Fortune 500 companies remain strategically relevant. Mr. Adams graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government. He also was awarded an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
Andrew Grosvenor, Merritt & Merritt
Andrew loves working with growing businesses. He advises companies at all stages, from formation to liquidity events, and has experience with crowdfunding, IP protection, securities compliance, commercial leases, contracts, employment, and business litigation. As a young lawyer, Andrew has taken an entrepreneurial and unconventional approach to his practice through partnerships with startup hubs throughout New Hampshire, and by incorporating client friendly tools like flat-fee offerings, online appointment booking, and a modern approach to communication and document sharing. His interests are well suited for working with Northern New England startups – he is both a technology enthusiast and an avid supporter of developing a strong and sustainable local business community through tools like B-Corp certification and crowdfunding. No matter what stage your business is at, Andrew can help you find creative ways to take the next steps. Andrew began his career at a mid-sized New Hampshire law firm after graduating magna cum laude from Vermont Law School. Andrew served as the Technology Editor of the Vermont Law Review and as a judicial extern to New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice James P. Bassett. He also received numerous academic achievement awards, including the highest grade in his Intellectual Property and International Intellectual Property courses.
Rebecca Hamilton, W.S. Badger
Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the VP of Research & Development at Badger. She oversees new product innovation from concept to market as well as Badger’s sustainability initiatives, including a focus on regenerative agriculture and a new purchasing philosophy to ethically guide and govern sourcing practices. Rebecca has over a decade of experience in the natural products industry. She is a vocal supporter of the B Corp movement and in 2014 co-led the passing of Benefit Corp legislation in the State of New Hampshire.
Paul Turbeville, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
Paul Turbeville is currently the Vice President of Marketing for Pete and Gerry’s Organics in Monroe, NH overseeing the marketing efforts for three brands (Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, and Carol’s Eggs). He joined Pete and Gerry’s in early 2014, drawn by the opportunity to join a tight-knit, entrepreneurial team growing brands in a newly emerging segment. Prior to Pete and Gerry’s Paul spent two years earning an MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. While at Tuck he focused on re-tooling himself into a marketer and spent his summer internship at Procter and Gamble (Gillette). Prior to Tuck, he worked as an engineering consultant in Washington, D.C. He began his career as an officer in the United States Army for six years after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. As an engineer officer, he served in various positions including platoon leader and company commander. He deployed to Iraq for 15 months during the critical 2006-2007 “surge” serving as a platoon leader for an engineer unit during the entire tour.