15. Embedding Sustainability in the DNA of a 200 Year Old Company at Monadnock Paper Mills

When we think of leaders in sustainability, it’s unlikely we might think first of a 200-year old company. But a company’s age doesn’t always mean “old-school.” Today, we’re joined by the team from Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Their work is a gold standard example of a company who has built sustainability into the DNA of its business. With a passion for the environment and ingenuity, Monadnock is turning ideas into reality.

Our Guests Today:

Lisa Berghaus

Lisa Berghaus is the Director of Marketing Communications for Monadnock Paper Mills and has spent the majority of her career working in the paper and forest products industry.  She has been a champion of the brand since she joined Monadnock in 2004 and serves as an active member of Monadnock’s Green Team. In addition to her work at Monadnock, Berghaus sits on the board of directors for the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, where she works to move the sustainability and corporate responsibility conversations forward for a cleaner, healthier planet.

Al Bobst

Al Bobst is the Director of New Business Development for Monadnock Paper Mills.  He brings over 40 year’s experience in the fibrous products industry to the organization and has expertise in a variety of specialty areas.  With a keen focus on product innovation and development, Al has been instrumental in helping Monadnock consistently deliver the best-performing, sustainable specialty paper products to the market.

Julie Brannen

Julie Brannen is the Director of Sustainability Solutions for Monadnock Paper Mills.  She has spent much of her career in the paper and printing industry and holds particular expertise in specialty paper products and sustainable specialty paper solutions. She is FSC Expert certified and an FSC auditor and has worked as a consultant to help draft Chain of Custody policies to achieve FSC certification and SFI certification in plants. She is frequently called on to speak about sustainability around the country and holds a post-graduate certification by the University of Vermont (Burlington) in Leadership in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility.   Brannan is instrumental in accelerating Monadnock’s new business development activities and growing Monadnock’s activities in already established markets.

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