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Anna Shipp
Executive Director

Anna Shipp

Anna Shipp is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. She has dedicated her career to social and economic equality and climate resilience. 

Prior to SBN, Anna worked with opportunity youth, empowering them through important educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities. She also worked with people experiencing chronic unemployment or underemployment, providing them with the resources they needed to overcome barriers and regain financial independence.

Anna has also worked with several local, state, and national parks on multi-stage projects to reduce erosion from stormwater runoff, improve habitat, and enhance visitors’ experience.

Anna holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where her academic work focused on urban sustainability. She was a 2012 US Forest Service Sustainability Science Fellow, the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Frederick Scatena Award for Outstanding Research in Urban Forestry, and a 2015 Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. She is a past Board Member of the Philadelphia Land Bank the South Philly Food Co-op.

She has been with SBN since January 2013.

Anna Shipp

“We are a diverse biological community interacting with each other and all aspects of our physical environment, inextricably linked in an ecological and economic system. We each have the ability to be change agents, so each have the responsibility to respect and protect our planet and all living things, and ensure equality and prosperity for all. We are resilient together.”