Sign up for Membership
A like-minded community is ready to welcome you in. Let’s work together to achieve lasting, positive impact and advance local business in the impact economy.
Local independent businesses are the backbone of a vibrant and resilient economy, providing long-term positive social, environmental, and economic impact to communities; as such you are a critical and highly influential stakeholder group when it comes to advancing a just, green, and thriving economy. Whether you are an early stage business or an established company, new to the impact economy or a longtime champion of localism and the triple bottom line, there is always room at the table for you.
Join today and become part of a growing network of locally-owned businesses and impact economy leaders.
To be eligible for Membership, you need to answer “YES” to the following questions:
- Is your business privately held?*
- Is your business headquartered within the Greater Philadelphia region?
- Are you currently practicing or committed to improving your triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) impact?
- Do more than 50% of the business shareholders live within 50 miles of your place of business?
- Can you make independent decisions on business practices, purchases, distribution, business name, and branding?
- Do you pay all of your business expenses (marketing, rent, etc.) without assistance from or payment to a corporate headquarters?
Your membership provides your business with visibility and opportunities to connect and grow.
Higher level members have more features within their profile in the Sustainable Business Directory; they also have more advanced promotional opportunities.
Reduced Event Prices
ALL employees receive member pricing for all programs and events (more than 35 a year)
Access to member-only events, such as the Entrepreneurs’ Roundtables
Public profile in our online searchable membership directory
News & Updates
Access to news, updates, and more as information is published in our various e-communications (monthly Members-Only Newsletter, Weekly Round-up) and social media platforms
Opportunity to submit editorial and promotional content in SBN communication platforms such as the Members-Only Newsletter, and social media platforms
Influence & Advance Policy
Opportunity to influence and advance policy that shapes the local economy, access up-to-date policy information, and engage with the region’s leaders and decision-makers
Submit a Job
Ability to post job openings on SBN’s online Jobs Board (Level 2 and up)
Opportunity to offer a discount to SBN members and take advantage of the discounts offered by others
SBN Member Seal
Use of the SBN Member Seal to differentiate your business with socially and environmentally conscious consumers
Membership Levels and Pricing
Here are brief descriptions of the types of businesses that are at each level and how they create and receive value from membership.
The level for businesses who are at the forefront of the sustainable business community and want to make an investment in SBN to demonstrate significant support of our programs and initiatives.
You can become part of a community that helps connect, promote, and advance your business. Increasing your membership level provides your business with more visibility and opportunities to connect and grow.
The next connection you make might change the trajectory of your business’s future. Plan to deepen your connection with the triple bottom line business community at one of our upcoming programs or events. Members receive member-pricing for all events.
Sustainable Business Directory
Our online membership directory is region’s go-to resource for discovering local, independent, mission-focused businesses. Businesses use it to make connections, build new partnerships, and grow their business. Conscious consumers use it to ensure that money spent in our local economy stays in our local economy.