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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOCAP is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.
Total Impact San Francisco will convene those who want to gain actionable and executable information on impact investment. Join Total Impact at Fort Mason on October 23rd. They are also excited to partner with their sister brand, SOCAP, in expanding the impact investing conversation. All Total Impact San Francisco attendees will have access to the opening plenary and the opening night party of SOCAP18. Friends of ImpactPHL can save $250 - Use promo code TI_IMPACTPHL when registering.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This symposium brings attention to the value of mission-aligned investments as a method to advance community impact for public-private partnerships, foundations, social investors, and nonprofits. Mission-aligned investing is a practice whereby funders and social investors make investments beyond grantmaking and charitable giving to advance social impact that is aligned with their mission. Additionally, this symposium will officially present Philanthropy Network’s efforts to advance the practice of mission-aligned investing in our region.
Join The Citizen for an evening with Anand Giridharadas, author of the provocative new book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, and Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, the nonprofit behind the international B Corp movement of using business as a force for good. It promises to be a compelling, even controversial, discussion.
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. The conversation of this forum will focus on the business perspective around reducing energy and how local businesses can lead the region towards a more energy efficient future.
Before Summer slips off into a memory, we're going to convene for a summertime social co-hosted by SOCAP365, ImpactPHL, and Investors' Circle / Social Venture Network. Put the date on your calendar now. You won't want to miss this!
Join Net Impact Philadelphia as they host a round robin discussion with two of Philadelphia's most innovative impact business leaders, MilkCrate and B Lab. Representatives from the two organizations will be available to discuss the growth of their respective enterprises from ideation to the fully-fledged social impact businesses they are today.
Join Green Philly in their annual effort to celebrate the city’s standout sustainabiity stars. Be inspired by local heroes. Support sustainability in Philly. Attend the SustaInPHL Awards, an annual celebration for sustainability visionaries to unsung heroes making a difference in Philadelphia.
Whether you are new to the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, a long-term member, or someone looking for an open door to learn more about our triple bottom line business community, the SBN Open House is the most engaging way to find out how to maximize your SBN experience and deepen your connections in the local impact economy.
Join us for a conversation about social impact and corporate citizenship. This panel discussion will feature social innovators who have built financially successful businesses while also spurring opportunity, increasing access and promoting economic fairness—from boardroom to storefront—in the service of a triple bottom line: Profits, people and planet.
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. The next program in the series will discuss a variety of perspectives on Ownership and Governance Structures.
Join Net Impact Philadelphia for our next event, a No-Host Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri on Tuesday, June 5th. Borrowing from the series of topic-driven No-Host Dinners from the annual Net Impact conference, we are having our own Philly No-Host Dinner around a hot topic: Philadelphia companies making an impact on communities. We will have someone from Pizzeria Vetri speak to us about the mission and the Vetri Community Partnership, it's history, and it's current state.
At the Chamber's second annual Diversity & Inclusion Reception, hear from Annie Duke, author, speaker, and former professional poker player. Duke will discuss how her career has taught her to embrace viewpoint diversity, why it is imperative for business success, and how learning from diverse sources can lead to better decision making.
While conversations around workforce development are happening all over the city, organizations are still struggling to find tangible ways to bring more nontraditional populations into the workforce, particularly the homeless and panhandling communities. At this issue forum, businesses will share their success stories and provide practical solutions that can grow your business while still having a positive impact on Philadelphia. Join us for a discussion on theses collaborative efforts underway.
Social needs can’t be addressed by maintaining the status quo. Change requires a holistic exploration of the people, policies and issues surrounding a problem – and a willingness to think beyond existing circumstances. Innovation for Social Change will focus on the people invested in movements and will take a deep dive into the ideas and businesses developing scalable, systems-changing solutions.
In partnership with ImpactPHL, the Good Capital Project is launching Total Impact, a new conference series dedicated to providing practical education and advice for investors and advisors to adopt socially responsible investment strategies across asset classes. Total Impact will launch at a two-day event in Philadelphia on April 26 and 27, 2018, with a strong focus on curating the best investment firms and individual expertise to educate the investor space.
In order to meet the growing demand for impact investing advice, it is critical to increase investment advisors' awareness and access to leading investment ideas and measurement tools. This forum is designed to inspire, educate, and equip investors and advisors who are looking for practical ways to execute as impact investors. Early-bird pricing for Total Impact is now in effect, so don't wait to register!
Join Net Impact Philadelphia as we team up with ImpactPHL for a special Best for PHL session. Along with an assessment, special guests will help you figure out how you can start making an impact at work even if you aren't the CEO or working directly in a corporate social responsibility role. After going through a short assessment we'll discuss your results and how you can help your company adopt practices that impact workers, your community, and the environment. Have an idea you don't know how to make actionable? We'll open the floor for questions on how to best present to CSR leads and really get involved.
Join Villanova University’s Graduate HRD Program to explore the importance of corporate social responsibility. Keynote Speaker Grady Lee is the CEO of a Give2Get, a company that creates social impact programs for events, companies, and brands. Grady also co-founded and now chairs the executive committee of IMPACT2030, the only private-sector led initiative with the United Nations aligning human capital investments to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Momentum Summit is a two-day summit convening leaders who are scaling high-growth, positive-impact companies using the power and creativity of business. Businesses are growing rapidly, achieving scale, and generating profits by creating solutions to the world’s pressing social and environmental issues. This is our momentum. Capitalism is our engine. Customer transactions are our opportunity. Profit and the pursuit of a better tomorrow are our purpose.
Confronting the wicked problems of the 21st century (changing climate, growing urban population, mass economic inequality) in Philadelphia will require strategic, collaborative investment from all sectors. How can the local Philadelphia funding community strengthen efforts to most effectively deploy capital across the region and tackle these wicked challenges in our own backyard? Where are funding partners already working together, where are the gaps, and what new opportunities for collaboration might we create? Join us for an evening of bold conversation, new thinking, and community of allies and peers at this evening panel discussion, followed by drinks and networking.