To increase investment in impact companies and organizations in Greater Philadelphia by accelerating development and awareness of Greater Philadelphia’s Impact Economy ecosystem and potential, and provide a front door for the region’s impact economy efforts and interests.
It’s an ecosystem that supports the work of both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises that address social needs in the community; through the products and services they produce, and the processes and strategies they employ.
Strengthen connections and collaboration among the various components of Greater Philadelphia’s Impact Economy.
Increase the number of successful, growing impact enterprises located in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Attract a higher number of regional individual and institutional investors who make significant impact investments in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Increase awareness among and participation by established enterprises and organizations in impact objectives.
Position Philadelphia as a leading international center of impact economy activity and knowledge.
PHILLY KNOWS IMPACT
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Ben Franklin convened working groups of entrepreneurs, government officials, foundations, researchers, business and civic leaders, whose discussions crystallized the region’s key strengths:
1. Collaboration at its core
It’s a spirit that started the nation. Shared success and civic progress via altruistic approaches to business are part of the city’s DNA.
A Top 5 US City: well suited to develop and scale both ventures and solutions, yet intimate and nimble to affect rapid change.
3. Diverse, Growing Ecosystem
One that thrives amidst our region’s opportunities for progress: entrepreneurs, investors, non-profits, accelerators, wealth management, foundations, corporations, and more.
4. Intellectual energy
Rich density of universities, institutions and talent whose social impact focus is respected worldwide.
5. Government and Business Organizations
City and state leaders pioneering Fourth Sector strategies to encourage private solutions to public challenges, making impact a critical component of business growth.