Introducing the Best for PHL Initiative

Are you Best for PHL?

by Cynthia Estremera, Community Engagement and Marketing Associate, Strategy Arts

Best for PHL is a new and innovative program by ImpactPHL that will build and grow the impact economy in Philadelphia, making it a global leader in business. The program works to encourage, equip, and recognize companies of all sizes and sectors in the Philadelphia region who commit to positive impact, and sustain their ongoing participation in the region’s impact economy.

Best for PHL is looking for companies to participate on two different levels: Community Members and Community Champions. Each organization can attend an assessment workshop to take the Quick Impact Assessment which measures what matters regarding a business’s social and environmental impact. After participants complete the assessment, they are invited to make a pledge to improve one area or aspect of their business. Once the Quick Impact Assessment is completed and an area of improvement is pledged, participants will be recognized as a Community Member. At this point, participants will receive the Best for PHL Community Member logo to use in digital communications, be connected to the Best for PHL Mentor Network, gain public recognition as a Best for PHL Community Member, and network with other like-minded companies.

We encourage businesses to move on to the Community Champion level by taking the full B Impact Assessment with the guidance of an assessment mentor. As Best for PHL Community Champions, participants will have access to various webinars that provide support and resources for businesses to sustain improvements. Community Champions also receive a Best for PHL Community Champion logo to use in digital communication, can take part in advanced support sessions from Best for PHL Mentor Network, and gain public recognition as a Best for PHL Community Champion. At this level, Community Champions receive personalized promotion on the Best for PHL social media platforms.

There is an upcoming workshop, hosted by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, on March 29th from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Please register at https://iphl.ticketleap.com/bestforphl-3-30-17/contact/

Register today; seats are filling up quickly! This is a great opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses who are interested in measuring their impact and making improvements to become better for their workers, their communities, and their city.

Best for PHL wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the collaborative effort of several partners ranging from established business organizations, innovative businesses, and investors who are stakeholders of Philadelphia’s impact economy. These partners are ImpactPHL, the Sustainable Business Network, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Halloran Philanthropies, Strategy Arts, and B Lab.

Don’t get left behind, join the movement! Follow Best for PHL on social media (Twitter: @BestForPHL and Facebook: Best for PHL) for news on upcoming assessment workshops and events, as well as highlights of success stories of new Community Members and Champions from the SBN community!