Dr. Fiona Wilson | Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise
Erin Allgood | Social Change Strategist & Coach
Erin Allgood grew up with a fierce love of sustainability, a passion for women’s rights, and a commitment to social justice. As the founder of ELA Consulting, Erin harnesses entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. Her clients include women launching social enterprises, nonprofits looking to authentically communicate and carry out their missions, and businesses that want to align their values with their cultures and their products.
A lifelong Granite Stater, Erin resides in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region and works as a social impact strategist and coach. Drawing from her studies in systems thinking, intersectional feminism, and ecological design, Erin has a unique perspective on business and its role in creating a more resilient and equitable future.
Spring 2020 Showcase Videos:
- Fiona Wilson's Introduction
- Team ADAY Presentation
- Team Hypertherm Presentation
- Team Kennebunk Savings Bank Presentation
- Team Piscataqua Savings Bank Presentation
- Q & A
B Impact Teams' Bios
ADAY is a direct-to-consumer brand with the aim to lift the standard for clothing. We fuse seasonless shapes with technical fabrics and a sustainable supply chain to create a wardrobe that does more with less. In March 2018 we were named one of the Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company (here's more about us in Fast Company, Vogue, Refinery29 + Conde Nast Traveler). Co-founders Nina and Meg have also been named Forbes 30 Under 30. ADAY is based in New York + London.
Nina Faulhaber | co-founder
Nina Faulhaber is co-founder of ADAY, a direct-to-consumer brand with the aim to lift the standard for clothing by creating seasonless essentials from technical fabrics: a wardrobe that does more with less. Prior to ADAY, Nina was a Venture Capitalist at Index Ventures, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and in a former life a competitive gymnast in Germany. Nina was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Retail & E-Commerce in 2016 with her co-founder Meg and ADAY was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in 2018 and has been featured in Fast Company, Vogue, Refinery29 + Conde Nast Traveler. Nina is passionate about minimalism, planet earth, human connection + creating a beautiful future and the role ADAY as a brand plays when it comes to conscious living, sustainability + creating that very future.
Shannon Andrews | Analyst
Shannon is an Analyst at ADAY and a strong believer in businesses taking responsibility when it comes to sustainability. In 2019 she led the launch of ADAY's carbon offsets campaign which allows customers to offset their travel emissions while purchasing their capsule wardrobe. On the company side, she also helps keep ADAY on track to being completely carbon neutral by 2021, if not sooner. Shannon has studied marketing and international business with a passion to apply sustainable practices to the key principles of these topics. With her sustainable work at ADAY, she hopes to help be a part of the change in an industry once filled with waste and excessive consumption. Aside from her work with sustainability, Shannon manages the eCommerce sector amongst many other projects at ADAY through data-driven strategies.
Katherine Auger, ’20
Katherine is a senior Communication major with a Business Administration minor from Rye, New Hampshire. Most recently, she has spent the past two summers as a social media intern at Stonyfield Farm, a B-Corp Certified company where dignity and purpose for the environment and social impacts are held at the highest standards. Outside of classes, Katherine is President of UNH’s Women in Business club and organizer of the annual Women in Business Conference, a fellow and facilitator in the Civil Discourse Lab, and a member of Fraternity and Sorority life here on campus as a Head Recruitment Counselor and Fundraising Director in Alpha Xi Delta.
Jill Durkin '22
Jill is a sophomore Finance and Economics double major. She has been working with Professor Betty Woodman for the past year as an Ethical Leadership Consultant and more recently as a teaching assistant for Business Ethics. She is very interested in sustainability and ethical business practices, specifically empowering women as leaders in business. Jill had the opportunity last year to compete in the IBESCC in Los Angeles with a team of UNH students and Professor Woodman. At UNH, Jill is also a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority and a member of the club ski team. Jill attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL and now lives in Greenland, NH.
Kathryn Rascoe '22
Kathryn is a sophomore Business Administration Marketing and Sustainability dual major from Queensbury, New York. She has decided to focus her academic journey on gaining formative experiences that will allow her to excel in areas of eco-innovation and community development. In addition to her academic training, she works as a Teacher’s Assistant for the undergraduate Business Ethics course here at UNH and is also a member of Fraternity and Sorority Life, serving as Vice President of Community Service for Kappa Delta sorority. Kathryn is excited to pursue a career within an emerging industry that is centered around eco- and equity-minded business development and is grateful for this opportunity to work with the B Corp community.
Mary Shotton '20
Mary is a senior Economics major with an option in Sustainability and Public Policy and is from Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Mary has been interning with the Sustainability Institute since June 2019 as a zero-waste research assistant. Throughout her internship, she has partnered with the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) in Dover, NH. Mary is a member of Alpha Phi Omega and is the Environmental Advocate for the Mills Hall. Mary thrilled to be a part of the B Impact team this semester because working in sustainable business is her main career goal.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, software, and consumables.
The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. More than 50 years later, Hypertherm continues to live its mission: to provide customers with the world’s leading industrial cutting solutions, promote the well-being and development of our Associates, and enrich our communities and environment. The 100 percent associate owned company, which practices a no-layoff philosophy, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.
Robin Tindal | Environmental Stewardship Team Leader
Robin Tindall serves as Hypertherm’s Environmental Stewardship Team Leader, integrating environmental stewardship along the entire value chain. Her efforts are central to Hypertherm’s mission of reducing the environmental impact of everything it does. Guided by an aggressive 2020 sustainability dashboard, Robin touches upon all aspects of the business beginning with product design, supply, and operations, to end-use and product end of life. Robin’s team at Hypertherm has brought landfill waste down to just 1.2% today; electricity consumption is down 18% percent from 2010. A trained environmental engineer with a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an MBA, Robin’s experience stretches 21 years.
Hannah Gagne '21
Hannah is a junior Environmental Engineering major from Goffstown, New Hampshire. She spent this past summer in Gregg Hall with Dr. Robin Collins and his graduate students, working on radon removal from groundwater as well as characterizing microbial communities in slow sand filters. In addition to academics, she is a STEMbassador and a member of the UNH chapter of Net Impact. She is very passionate about protecting our environment, and is eager to make impacts, whether big or small!
Elizabeth Cain '21
Elizabeth is a junior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major with a Business Administration minor. She currently serves as the Green Office Intern for the UNH Sustainability Institute. On-campus, she is the Vice President of Net Impact, Publicity Coordinator for Girl Up, and a member of the Fight the Pipe campaign through the Student Environmental Action Coalition. Additionally, she is a member of the Xi Sigma Pi Natural Resources Honor Society. She is passionate about the intersection of social responsibility and business and hopes to use her work at UNH to pursue a career in corporate sustainability.
Carl is a junior Business Administration major with an option in Information Systems and Business Analytics with a Sustainable Energy minor. Living in New Hampshire his whole life has caused Carl to develop a deep respect for the natural world. He hopes to combine his passion for the environment and his admiration for socially responsible businesses together this semester through working in the B Impact Clinic.
Kennebunk Savings Bank
Founded in 1871, Kennebunk Savings is a mutual savings bank headquartered in Kennebunk, Maine. Kennebunk Savings serves southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire with 17 branch locations from Kennebunk to Stratham, NH, its newest location. As a mutual institution we are highly focused on doing what’s best for our customers and communities. Kennebunk Savings and its employees are extremely proud of having contributed over $13 million to nonprofit organizations in its market area through the company’s Community Promise.
Liz Torrance | Community Relations and Social Responsibility Manager
Liz Torrance is the Community Relations and Social Responsibility Manager for Kennebunk Savings. She oversees corporate social responsibility and the Community Promise program, through which the bank will contribute more than $1 million to local nonprofit organizations in 2020. She also manages the Kennebunk Savings Spotlight Fund, an effort to proactively shine a light and make a positive impact on critical issues affecting our communities by researching and developing strategic partnerships and initiatives. Most recently, the Spotlight Fund has focused on substance use disorder recovery services and prevention efforts. She serves on the Regional Advisory Board and Community Impact Investment Committee for United Way of the Greater Seacoast and represents the Seacoast on the Community Impact Committee of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Liz studied Environmental & Resource Economics at UNH and recently graduated from Leadership Seacoast.
Devon Guyer '20
Olivia Charron '20
Olivia is a senior Business Management major with a Social Justice Leadership minor. She has been involved on campus and served the community by acting as a Hall Counsel community service liaison, as Business and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Waysmeet Center, and as a teaching assistant for Business Ethics. She studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary where she took numerous courses and furthered her education on international business. Olivia hopes to pursue a career in project management after graduation.
Andrea Scarfo '20
Andrea is a senior Economics and Sustainability dual major who grew up in the small town of Boxford, Massachusetts. In the fall of 2016, she became a leader in the New Hampshire Outing Club, which truly shaped her college experience, and is where she found love for being an outdoor leader. She has shared the beauty of the outdoors with other UNH students – from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and National Parks in Utah, to sandy beaches in California. She was chosen as President of the club in her junior year and continues to be an active member today. She is currently preparing and looking forward to leading a Spring Break NHOC trip to the West Coast to explore Arizona, Nevada, and California with 10 participants for the third time. Her love for the outdoors and outdoor recreation drive her passion for sustainability -- she wants to be able to snowboard, surf, and hike for the rest of her life. Andrea is so excited to be a part of the B Impact Clinic and inspired by the businesses striving to be part of the solutions to global grand challenges such as wealth inequality, climate change, and social unrest. Her involvement with the B Impact Clinic is part of her Sustainability capstone project.
Hannah Purcell '20
Hannah is a senior Women’s and Gender Studies and Sustainability dual major. In Spring 2019, she participated in the Semester in the City program in Boston and interned at Green City Growers, a Boston based B-Corp Certified company whose mission is to ensure that people of all backgrounds that are living in urban areas have access to a network of local sustainable farms. On campus, Hannah enjoys hiking with the New Hampshire Outing Club and building things in the woodshop.
Lauren Pitkanen '20
Lauren is a senior Environmental Science Ecosystems and Sustainability major with a Brewing minor. Over the past two years, she has pursued her passion for brewing; working at Loaded Question Brewing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Tributary Brewing in Kittery, Maine. Lauren also serves as a Senior Airman for the Air National Guard at the 157th PEASE Air Refueling Wing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Lauren has been afforded the opportunity to travel to Germany, Hawaii, Alaska, and Kuwait with the Air Force and plans to travel to New Zealand for EcoQuest. Lauren hopes to travel to many new places in pursuit of studying climate change and working as an environmental ambassador.
Piscataqua Savings Bank
Piscataqua Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank dedicated to providing financial services and support to members of the Portsmouth community. Since 1877 we have been focused on helping individuals and families reach their financial goals while seeking every opportunity to provide outstanding service.
Joan Gile | Executive Vice President
Joan Gile has been with Piscataqua Savings Bank since 1986. She has held many roles during her tenure here and currently is the Bank’s Executive Vice President responsible for the overall operations of the Bank. Joan has served on multiple non-profit boards including the Board of the Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity and Wentworth Senior Living. Additionally, Joan is actively involved in volunteering for the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Joan recently was appointed to be the Bank’s B Corp Officer and is looking forward to finding new ways to help the Bank improve its social and environmental impact.
Tori Wyman '21
Kelsea Batchelder '21
Kelsea is a junior Business Administration/Marketing and Sustainability dual major with a Classics minor. She is a Paul Scholar from Londonderry, New Hampshire who is very passionate about helping the environment and society through sustainable business practices. At UNH, she is the Business Manager of WUNH Durham, the campus radio station, and hosts her own radio show each week. In addition, she is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed community service and leadership fraternity.
Henry Piacquad '22
Harry is a sophomore Economics major with an English minor, from Newburyport, Massachusetts. When at home, Harry is a member of a fishing organization that greatly advocates the maintenance of a healthy striped bass population. After college Harry would like to pursue a career in asset management, with the ultimate goal of managing a fund comprised solely of ethical and sustainable companies, as he feels this is advantageous for more than just clients.
Eric Berry '22
Eric Berry is a Sophomore a Business Administration and Sustainability Dual major, with a concentration in Marketing. Eric is from Middleboro, Massachusetts and is involved in local sustainability activists, "Sustainable Middleboro" working to change the local electricity provider to converting to sustainable alternatives. Eric is also a member of the Entrepreneurship Club at UNH and is pursuing a career in sustainable consulting.