Episode 13 / A Sustainable Economy
About this Episode
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.
Anna joined Micah and Jared to discuss B Corporations and SBN’S work helping transition Philadelphia to a more sustainable economy. We’re talking jobs, jobs, jobs:
“Before COVID, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors were outpacing job growth in Pennsylvania by 5x and employed more than twice the number of workers as the states entire fossil fuels industry. 2 out of every 3 employees that were in that industry were employed by businesses with fewer than 20 employees and 80% of those jobs were in the trades.”
The Sustainable Business Network is an effective resource for dynamic, independent, locally-owned businesses that are committed to improving their environmental and social impacts as well as their profitability. “SBN wants to make sure that this balance of business voice is there. We’re here to say ‘climate resilience and thriving economy are not mutually exclusive as the narrative would you want you to believe, they are part and parcel and wildly interdependent.”
About Solar States
Solar States is a solar installer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a certified B-Corp and Best for the World Nominee in both 2018 and 2019. We can install solar on any roof – residential or commercial – in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland. If you have any questions about a transition to a sustainable energy system for your property, we can answer them.