If you’re a personal investor looking to invest your funds with companies that are socially and environmentally responsible; if you’re a business owner looking to create socially responsible investments for your employees, then you can’t miss this Sustainable Business Network event. Join Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director of SBN, for a panel on socially responsible investing aimed at giving you practical insight on these issues. Agenda and Topics include:

• Opening Talk by Nicole Marquis (Owner, HipCityVeg) on how her restaurant’s commitment to operating as a TBL impacts HipCityVeg’s bottom line, workers and surrounding community.
• Breakouts Sessions, Round I: Intro to the Triple Bottom Line with Hardik Savalia of B Lab, a leader in the triple bottom line business movement.Learn the practical ways of making your business more socially and environmentally responsible. Topics to be discussed:
◦ What is TBL? How can your business adopt these practices to get started in this growing movement?
◦ Meet The Investors’ Circle and Learn about the type of investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns.
• Breakouts Sessions, Round 2: Meet with Michael Cunningham of Hempstead & Co,, LLC for:
◦ Business Valuation: Learn about when and how to do one if you’re thinking about selling your business, attracting new investment, or splitting with a business partner
◦ Socially Responsible Investing

DATE: Tuesday, February 25 2014 | 8:30 AM — 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Impact Hub, 1227 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
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On February 15, Delco Concerned Citizens for Environmental Change (DCCEC) will host its 9th annual Environmental Summit. Sponsored by PA Sea Grant and DCCEC, this year's theme is Innovative Strategies for Protecting Land: No Money, No Problem. Attendees will hear from regional professionals about ways to protect land from development through zoning, easements, and other innovative planning strategies, in additioniton to other topics like:

• Low to No VOC Painting | Steve Kapski, Kapski Painting
• The Health Effects of Environmental Toxins: Symptoms, Testing and Treatment Options | Jaie Bosse, Naturopathic Doctor, Illuminating Health
• Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Delaware River | A. Ronald MacGillibray, Ph.D., Environmental ToxicologistDelaware River Basin Commission
• Pesticides in Our Waterways | Paul Stackelberg, US Geological Survey

DATE: Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Cusano Environmental Education Center, John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
COST: Free event!
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MORE INFO: Jaclyn Rhoads at


Wharton's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is presenting its 3rd Annual Career Event, “Careers in Social Impact and Sustainability.” This exciting career networking event will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:30 – 7:30pm, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in the 2nd Floor MBA Lounge in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, at 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. This event is hosted in collaboration with Wharton MBA Career Management and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

In this original fast-paced networking event, Wharton MBA and Penn graduate students interested in sustainability and social impact will have the opportunity to connect with several corporate, governmental and non-governmental organizations that are setting the pace for sustainability practices globally. The event will include representatives from the pharmaceutical, energy, health care management, financial, and chemical sectors, and more, such as FMC, Goldman Sachs, DuPont and Rubicon Global. Each student will have a few minutes of face-time with each representative to practice their elevator pitch, make an impression, and ask questions. Dress code for this event is business.

DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
LOCATION: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2nd Floor MBA Lounge in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, at 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Yo Nerds (and we mean that with love); bad weather can't keep us away. Nerd Nite is back and coming to Frankford Hall on Wednesday, February 12th. In observance of Valentine's Day (aka Hallmark Holiday of Love), Eric Smith is on hand, discussing The Geek's Guide to Dating and how to meet that bespectacled hottie you're pining for. Other featured talks include John Caperton on his current work at the Print Center, members from Laurel Hill Cemetery discussing the strange burial practices of lovers past, with musical guest Joey Sweeney rocking the house.

DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30 sharp
LOCATION: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
COST: $5.00 cover, plus food and drink specials