What's your impact?

"Using business to serve the common good is the most powerful tool we have for improving the world."

Judy Wicks, Founder, White Dog Cafe
ImpactPHL Member


Our ImpactPHL Mission

 To increase investment in impact companies and organizations in Greater Philadelphia by accelerating development and awareness of Greater Philadelphia’s impact economy.


Growing Impact in Philadelphia


Philadelphia is fertile ground for the impact economy.
That’s why its roots here are so strong.

Our local impact ecosystem is large, robust and expanding. We were the first city to offer special tax credits for sustainable businesses. We are home to B Lab and the B Corp movement — along with the world’s first and 50+ other certified B Corps.

Philadelphia hosts the most active chapter of Investors’ Circle, the world’s largest early-stage impact investing network. The Sustainable Business Network, founded here more than a decade ago by local impact economy trailblazer Judy Wicks, has served as a national model for promoting triple-bottom-line companies.

And this just scratches the surface. GoodCompany Ventures. The Reinvestment Fund. The Wharton Social Impact Initiative. The Philadelphia chapter of Net Impact. Private foundations like Barra, Kind, GreenLight and William Penn. All working together to think anew about business models and reconsidering the definition of a profitable business.

If you want to grow your impact, there’s no better city to do it than Philadelphia. Not convinced? Read the Growing the Impact Economy of Greater Philadelphia report.

ImpactPHL Leadership

“ImpactPHL ensures the multiplier effect of our independent efforts.”

Dermot Murphy, Halloran Philanthropies
ImpactPHL Founding Partner


ImpactPHL Leadership

“ImpactPHL at the core is about inclusivity. There’s no way we can alleviate poverty without it.”

Omar Woodard, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund
ImpactPHL Steering Committee Member


Steering Committee

John Moore, Investors’ Circle (Executive Chair)

Tom Balderston, SustainVC & Investors’ Circle
Richard Binswanger, TLG Group
Margaret Berger Bradley, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Dermot Murphy, Halloran Philanthropies
Chris Rasmussen, Threshold Group
RoseAnn Rosenthal, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Omar Woodard, The GreenLight Fund