BURLINGTON – On Sept. 14, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibly honored Beth Sachs with the 2017 Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sachs, the co-founder of Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, was honored in front of nearly 200 VBSR members, friends and guests at VBSR’s 16th annual award ceremony and dinner at Basin Harbor.
Speaking of her life and career, Sachs reflected on the beginnings of VEIC with Blair Hamilton, and their desire to be great employers and community members from the beginning. “The mission mattered, but how we did it mattered even more to me,” said Sachs. “An organization can do what is right for both the organization and the employees at neither’s expense.”
Founded in 1986, VEIC is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy use.