The latest news from SBN


SBN Announces New Ambassador Program

The SBN Ambassador role provides another opportunity for members to get more engaged with the organization, influence SBN activities and initiatives, and connect with other members in a unique and practical way that will complement the connection opportunities that staff is able to facilitate. Responsibilities include assisting with member recruitment, attending and promoting SBN events, and more.

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To apply, contact Wendy Metzgar, Member Services Manager.



SBN Statement on Passage of Sweetened Beverages Tax:

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia applauds Philadelphia City Council’s historic vote to improve education, quality of life in neighborhoods, and ultimately, the health of our local economy, by adopting a new tax on sweetened beverages.

SBN has been a strong and vocal supporter of this tax over the past few months, because our members understand that for businesses to thrive, people and neighborhoods must thrive, too. For our 400 small business members, it has long been clear that successful local economies are undergirded by strong infrastructure, vibrant communities, and empowered human capital.

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SustainPHL Nominees Announced: Congratulations to SBN’s Saleem Chapman

SustainPHL is the first city-wide sustainability celebration honoring sustainability visionaries as well as unsung heroes making a difference in their communities. The ceremony will recognize sustainability leaders across industries and reflect on Philadelphia's collective accomplishments on its journey to becoming "the greenest city in the country.”

After receiving 180 nominations, finalists for the awards were announced this week. SBN would like to congratulate our Policy and Advocacy Manager, Saleem Chapman, for being a finalist in the Local Advocate category. View a full list of finalists here.

The ceremony will be held at 7PM on August 18 at WHYY (150 6th Street, Philadelphia). Learn more and buy your tickets at



SBN Statement on Philadelphia's Proposed Sugary Beverage Tax:

Since its inception, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) has pursued the vision of a local economy built upon the pillars of environmental responsibility and social equity. We have steadily marched towards this goal through the everyday efforts of our hundreds of business members committed to acting as a force for positive change in the Philadelphia region.

With that same spirit, and after careful evaluation, we have concluded that Mayor Kenney’s proposal to levy a 3 cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages is the best way to fund programs that will support a smart growth agenda for our local economy.

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Opinion: Why the Philadelphia business community should support Mayor Kenney's sugary drinks tax

SBN and several businesses in our community authored an Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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