Summer in the City 7th Annual CSR Investing Summit
Jul
17
8:30 AM08:30

Summer in the City 7th Annual CSR Investing Summit

The 2019 “Summer in the City” CSR Investing Summit is an all-day conference that presents a forum for engaging with thought leaders and discussing their points of view on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The conference includes expert practitioners who are plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, the sell side, and media. Attire is informal and networking is encouraged.

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Developing Diverse Talent
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

Developing Diverse Talent

  • Lavazza Professional Conference Center at the Chamber Empowerment Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Although there is more diversity at entry- and mid-level positions, representation declines as underrepresented populations (LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and women) face barriers when advancing to more senior positions within their organizations. Several factors contribute to this imbalance such as unconscious biases, exclusionary succession planning, and lack of support groups.

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The City Social On The Pier
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

The City Social On The Pier

Join The GREEN Program at The City Social on the Pier, a FREE sustainable summer kick-off event for young professionals across the greater Philadelphia region. Kick off the summer with this fun event located right on Philadelphia's Cherry Street Pier - one of the city's newest and most iconic spaces that reimagines urban public space while fostering connection, community, and creativity on the central Delaware River waterfront.

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How To Close The ‘friends And Family’ Capital Gap For Entrepreneurs Of Color
May
29
1:00 PM13:00

How To Close The ‘friends And Family’ Capital Gap For Entrepreneurs Of Color

The Runway Project aims to close this capital gap by providing early-stage funding options and holistic business support as a wealth-building strategy. In her Next City presentation on May 29 at 1 p.m. eastern time, Norwood will discuss the Runway Project and this strategy. The Runway Project has made 13 loans over the past year, and so far has a 100 percent repayment rate. Learn how to go beyond attracting diverse candidates — to retaining and developing them in your organization.

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Invest in Results because Outcomes Matter
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Invest in Results because Outcomes Matter

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What does it take to measure and fund positive social change? Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, and Wharton Social Impact Initiative to discuss how service providers, funders, and government are working together to achieve lasting outcomes for their communities, as well as practical strategies for reorienting around outcomes in your work.

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Maker Meetup #26: The Future of Food
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Maker Meetup #26: The Future of Food

Please join Maker Meetup and our special sponsor, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, for an exciting event during Philly Tech Week to learn about the latest innovations and investments in food. Explore exciting developments such as plant-based and clean meat technologies that address compelling issues such as the environment, health and world hunger. This industry has attracted hundreds of millions of venture dollars while leading investors have called this a trillion-dollar business opportunity.

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Total Impact Philadelphia 2019
May
1
to May 2

Total Impact Philadelphia 2019

In its second year, Total Impact Philadelphia will convene investment advisors, and investors who want to gain actionable and executable information on impact investment across asset classes. In addition, in partnership with key Philadelphia stakeholders, we will highlight place-based opportunities and the impact success stories of the greater Philadelphia area.

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Roadmap For Growth: Defining Growth for Philadelphia
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Roadmap For Growth: Defining Growth for Philadelphia

  • Franklin Institute The Franklin Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Philadelphia is currently at a crossroads. Gains in population growth, which can positively grow our tax base, are countered by a drop in median household income and a rise in deep poverty compared to peer cities. This poses the question: Is Philadelphia growing? It depends on who you ask — and on how you define growth. In order to effectively map out the future of Philadelphia, it is imperative to understand the significance of real estate development, business creation, and job growth.

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Educating for Impact
Apr
9
8:00 AM08:00

Educating for Impact

  • West Catholic Preparatory High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a discussion on how businesses and individuals can leverage their business and investments to make a greater positive impact in the community. The event will include a brief panel discussion, light breakfast, and networking opportunities. You will have the chance to learn about two great organizations and meet other people who are interested in making an impact. To RSVP please complete the form below.

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Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women Event
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women Event

  • Free Library Of Philadelphia - Business Resource and Innovation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center is hosting an innovative and inclusive job seeker event in partnership with Strategy Arts and WOMEN’S WAY. “Breaking Barriers” turns the “Job Seeker” event upside down! Instead of employers exhibiting their organizations, this event will empower women to break down the business practices that are creating inequities for women job seekers and to speak about their strengths as potential employees.

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 It Just Makes Cents: Financing Values-Based Growth
Mar
6
8:30 AM08:30

It Just Makes Cents: Financing Values-Based Growth

  • Friends Center, Cherry Street Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Best Practice Forums are a series of workshops from SBN that use member case studies to create meaningful opportunities to learn, connect, and build a better business. This panel discussion will discuss how local, independent businesses can finance values-based growth. The panel will be moderated by Heather Hanowitz of PIDC and will feature a mix of finance professionals and business-owners with lived experience in scaling up their business.

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EcoWURD Presents: The Future of Work in Philly's Green Economy
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

EcoWURD Presents: The Future of Work in Philly's Green Economy

Join the WURD Family for our first ecoWURD event of the new year. On Saturday, March 2, 2019 we’re partnering with Green Philly to host a panel discussion and resource fair focused on “The Future of Work in Philly's Green Economy.” If you or someone you know is looking for new job opportunities in the new economy, you will want to come out. Hosted at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts located at 128 North Broad Street, the event will run from 11am to 1pm with doors opening at 10:30.

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Net Impact Philly - Info Session & Annual Members Meeting
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Net Impact Philly - Info Session & Annual Members Meeting

Join the Philadelphia Professional Net Impact Chapter at our Annual Members Meeting and Informational Session at SPIN Philadelphia! This Informational Session will give an overview of who Net Impact Philly is, and what we do. Additionally, the Annual Members Meeting brings together our Chapter's Board and members to review the previous year, discuss the upcoming year, and identify ways for our members to get more involved. Members can provide feedback on our programming and plans so that we can continue to add value to your membership and build on our successes.

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Bridging the Gap
Feb
20
8:00 AM08:00

Bridging the Gap

The labor market is an ever-evolving landscape that can be difficult to navigate from one decade to the next or even year to year. Join The Chamber in their morning session that will include a keynote speech and panel discussing strategies to address hiring needs and barriers. The goal of the event is to teach local business leaders creative approaches to workforce development such as apprenticeships, industry partnerships, and worker training from leading industry experts.

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Roadmap for Growth: Uniting Against the Opioid Crisis
Feb
6
4:30 PM16:30

Roadmap for Growth: Uniting Against the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has left a path of destruction throughout the nation’s cities, and none more so than in Philadelphia. Join the The Chamber as they present a night of information and discussion about what business and community leaders are doing to face this growing problem head on. Local experts will be on hand to discuss concrete resources and solutions that are designed to have a deep and lasting impact.

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Greater Philadelphia Innnovations Awards
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Greater Philadelphia Innnovations Awards

  • Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Philadelphia Innovations Awards celebrates 10 years of showcases the area’s best and brightest ideas put in action. The theme of the 2019 awards, "Innovating Ideas, Revolutionizing Realities," recognizes organic leadership re-envisioning the challenges communities face and finding solutions by innovating ideas to reshape communities through innovated programs, policies, and disrupting the political landscape to revolutionize realities to bring us all forward to a more equitable and inclusive tomorrow -- today.

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How Sustainability Works: Hemp, Grid Energy, Vertical Farms & Beer, OH MY.
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

How Sustainability Works: Hemp, Grid Energy, Vertical Farms & Beer, OH MY.

You have questions and Green Philly Blog’s “How Sustainability Works” seminar has answers! Register to attend the insightful event that will discuss how processes work and how to be more environmentally friendly in areas such as green energy, agriculture, brewing, and hemp fabric manufacture and use. Industry experts will be on hand to discuss and explain how they are tackling their unique green problems in their respective fields. If you are interested in becoming a learned conscientious consumer, then this event is for you!

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Ideas We Should Steal Festival
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Ideas We Should Steal Festival

  • Mandell Theater: Drexel University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Philadelphia Citizen is bringing their well known series called “Things We Should Steal” from the written word to the physical this coming November. The penned series involves peeking in on ideas and innovations that are coming to fruition in other cities around the country, and how Philadelphia can and should “steal” those great ideas. The Citizen is excited to announce that this 1st annual day-long “ideas festival” will feature the nation's most innovative civic thinkers, gathered to inspire Philadelphia doers to re-imagine how we solve our city's biggest challenges.

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The Chamber of Commerce: 36th Annual Excellence Awards
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

The Chamber of Commerce: 36th Annual Excellence Awards

Join the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia as they toast to the city’s excellent mid- and small-size businesses. This year’s line-up of awards includes the ImpactPHL award, given to a local organization each year that embodies the mission and drive of our area’s many impactful institutions. This is the third year that ImpactPHL has partnered with The Chamber to highlight the year’s outstanding impact maker in the city. Past winners include Solar States LLC and Message Agency. This year’s ImpactPHL Award is proudly being bestowed upon Jumpstart Germantown.

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With Growth & Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference
Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00

With Growth & Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new half-day conference it is hosting. The goal of the morning forum is to highlight the budding areas of current and potential growth in Philadelphia neighborhoods, and connect the business leaders in some of these market segements to community leaders. Economic growth and job creation should be benefits to neighborhoods as a whole, and The Chamber aims to get the right people in the room to learn and discuss how to make that a reality.

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IC-SVN's Bridging Profit & Purpose: A Convening of Business Leaders & Impact Investors
Nov
1
to Nov 4

IC-SVN's Bridging Profit & Purpose: A Convening of Business Leaders & Impact Investors

  • New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change. IC-SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading mission-driven businesses and engaging in impact investing can be discussed and put into action.

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New Metrics '18 : The ROI Of Sustainable Business
Oct
28
to Oct 31

New Metrics '18 : The ROI Of Sustainable Business

  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Sustainable Brands as they bring their world wide renowned event tour right to our back yard in Philadelphia. This exciting event entitled New Metrics boasts over 300 professionals that will gather for insights, inspiration, and collective conversation about how businesses can measure environmental & social impact in previously unexplored ways.

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Seed Spot's 2-Day Launch Camp
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Seed Spot's 2-Day Launch Camp

  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all aspiring impact entrepreneurs! Seed Spot’s 2-Day Launch Camp in Philadelphia could be exactly what you are looking for to help get your idea off the ground. The 2-Day Launch Camp provides entrepreneurs and individuals that are exploring starting a venture a safe space to explore and launch their idea. Throughout the two day program and indefinitely thereafter, you will have access to mentors, content experts, Seed Spot's curriculum, and a network of supporters.

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Investing To End Poverty
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Investing To End Poverty

Where are there opportunities to improve economic mobility for low-income residents of the city or those living in low-income communities? How can business, finance, and the “impact economy” spur economic growth and also tackle the root problems of systemic inequality? What can we learn from allies working across sectors in sustainable housing, jobs, workforce development, and grassroots organizing to collectively build a more equal and prosperous society?

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Bridging Social Investments
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Bridging Social Investments

Register today for Social Innovations Journal’s October exciting webinar. They have tapped experts from around the world to discuss their perspective of the investment and business world and how it they are aligning themselves with the ideals of social impact. As the Journal puts it, as businesses begin to blur the line between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, so too are investors beginning to demand their portfolio be a force of social impact as well. Attendees to the webinar will be privy to an inside view of these trends and developments.

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Total Impact Boston
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Total Impact Boston

Total Impact Boston will convene investment advisors, wealth managers, and investors who want to gain actionable and executable information on impact investment. In addition, in partnership with key Boston stakeholders, Total Impact will highlight place-based opportunities and the impact success stories of the greater Boston area. Friends of ImpactPHL can save $250 - Use promo code TI_IMPACTPHL when registering.

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Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity

This biennial conference, co-hosted by the Philadelphia Fed, will explore strategies to best leverage different forms of capital to help neighborhoods and individuals reach their full potential and to share in the value-creating vitality that is the U.S. economy.

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Roadmap for Growth: Enhancing Philadelphia’s Commercial Corridors
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Roadmap for Growth: Enhancing Philadelphia’s Commercial Corridors

  • University of the Sciences : McNeil Science and Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia for their event this September regarding the enhancement of Philadelphia's commerical corridors. Hear perspectives from real estate developers, community advocates, corridor managers, and business owners on how positioning these corridors for success can bolster prosperity in our communities and stimulate economic growth for our city.

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