Good Economy Philly Challenge Asks City Council & Mayoral Candidates Thoughts on Small Business & Sustainability - Generocity Philly


Apr. 9, 2015 11:45 am

Good Economy Philly Challenge Asks City Council & Mayoral Candidates Thoughts on Small Business & Sustainability

SBN’s Good Economy Challenge seeks to change the way the City Council thinks about responsibility.

gec-tweetchat-directionsFor the past eight years, sustainability has been a key goal for the City of Philadelphia. That’s why Sustainable Business Network created its issue campaign, the Good Economy Challenge, with the goal of engaging with the incoming candidates on the importance of a continuous focus on the sustainable economy, with small business as a centerpiece.

Focus areas for the Good Economy Challenge include:

  • Improving the small business climate in Philadelphia.
  • Prioritizing local and sustainable business procurement by City government, universities, and other institutions.
  • Advancing the City of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.
  • Ensuring Philadelphia reaches 20,000 solar homes by 2025.
  • Creating additional incentives for Certified B Corp businesses.

On April 25, SBN will host a mayoral candidate forum at Temple to hear their plans for Philly’s economy. The mayoral forum will take place from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Temple University Fox School of Business Alter Hall Auditorium. Register at

Together with SBN Philadelphia, Forsei Consulting and GreenPhillyBlog, hosted a tweet chat on April 8 to ask City Council candidates about any and all things sustainability, from their plans to simplify the tax process, improve our waterways, increase solar energy, and more.

Here’s the recap of the chat: (to see all the tweets — there were too many to include here — check them out on Twitter):

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