UNH's Whittemore School Hosts
Seventh Generation CEO April 12
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
April 9, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School
of Business and Economics will host Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh
Generation, Monday, April 12.
Hollender will discuss “How to Run a Successful Business
and Make the World a Better Place.” His talk takes place at
6 p.m. in Horton Hall, Room 4.
“Instituting a value system that places appropriate emphasis
on accounting for social externalities - pollution, environmental
degradation and resource consumption, health effects of the workplace
environment on workers, the need to create a work environment that
fulfills the needs of its employees, and sustainability in all its
myriad forms - is no longer a luxury, a sideshow or a public relations
exercise,” Hollender says.
Hollender founded Seventh Generation 16 years ago. Based in Burlington,
VT, it is the leading brand of natural household products in the
United States. He is a member and former director of the Social
Venture Network, a group of socially conscious business executives.
He co-founded and was director of Community Capital Bank, a New
York financial institution that invests in affordable housing and
community development. He served as president of The Rainforest
Foundation USA, and co-chair of the Board of Directors of Vermont
Businesses for Social Responsibility. He is the author of two books:
“What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching
Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Business Is Listening”
and “How to Make the World a Better Place: A Guide for Doing