About SBN


Welcome to the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts! Launched in 1988 as the Responsible Business Alliance, the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA with the mission to build a Massachusetts economy that is local, green and fair. In September 2013, SBN celebrated 25 years of supporting and building local entrepreneurship.

With over 1000 locally owned and independent businesses, affiliates and individuals participating in SBN’s projects and programs, SBN remains the leading organization of sustainable business in the state! Recently, SBN Executive Director Laury Hammel was named one of the three people leading the Green Movement in Boston by CBS Boston!

SBN currently organizes and leads the following programs:


The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is a founding member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and the New England Local Business Forum (NELBF), is proudly affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA).