Business Co-founded by MBA in Sustainability Alumnus Receives NHBSR Award

7th Settlement Brewery was chosen as the winner in the small business Workplace category at New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 2017 Sustainability Slam on November 2. 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, NH was co-founded by Antioch University New England MBA in Sustainability 2011 graduate, Dave Boyton. Dave is also the General Manager.

7th Settlement Brewery is a craft brewery and farm to table restaurant. On their website, Dave writes, “While earning my MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability, I began to focus my skills and knowledge on how to best run a triple-bottom line organization where we recognize that a resilient business cannot just be financially profitable; a resilient business needs to take care of our community and our natural resources. As a business, we need to look at a bigger picture with consequences beyond a weekly cash flow and impacts greater than our own paycheck.”

About the Sustainability Slam event, NHBSR explained it “is part of NHBSR’s Just One Thing campaign designed to recognize businesses and organizations for their environmental, community and workplace initiatives, while encouraging more businesses to get involved. The campaign is based on the idea that sustainability makes sense for all New England businesses and that the path to sustainability for each of us starts with Just One Thing.”

Executive Director of NHBSR, Michelle Veasey, said, “It’s wonderfully encouraging to see businesses and organizations come together in this way to share ideas, connect and encourage each other’s efforts to reduce environmental impact, develop better workplaces and support our communities. It’s a reminder that all it takes is just one thing to make a difference.”

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a member-based, non-profit organization, convenes, inspires and supports businesses and community stakeholders to build a more sustainable and prosperous state for all. The Sustainability Slam is open to anyone interested in making connections to foster more environmentally and socially responsible business in New Hampshire while having a great time. Interested businesses can submit their Just One Thing story for 2018, find more information about the event, and read stories on the NHBSR Storyboard.

Read the full press release here.

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