Best for PHL Workshop hosted by PIDC and Ben Franklin Technology Partners

By ImpactPHL (other events)

Friday, January 26 2018 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Taking the Best for PHL Challenge begins with a FREE workshop that enables a business to evaluate its impact on Philadelphia's workers, communities, and the environment. The workshop also offers feedback about how the business might improve its operations and provides suggestions for some "quick wins".

There is no cost to participate in these workshops and they are open to all businesses. Just bring a laptop or tablet with wifi capabilities.

What to expect at a Best for PHL Challenge workshop:

  • Gain valuable, often surprising insights about your business
  • Strengthen your bottom line & identify cost savings
  • Learn how to build a better business that will help you attract, engage, and retain employees
  • Forge a better reputation with your customers
  • Set a baseline for your business’ impact and learn best practices
  • Connect with and learn from other business leaders

Thousands of businesses worldwide have completed this assessment, which was created for Best for PHL by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that serves the global movement of people using business as a force for good.


Navy Yard Tour (optional)

After the Best for PHL workshop, join PIDC for a 45 minute van tour of the Navy Yard, one of the nation’s most successful military base adaptive reuse projects. In its new form, the Navy Yard has reemerged as one of the region’s most important centers of employment, attracting new businesses and investment to Philadelphia. Since the base closure, more than $1 billion of investment has been implemented into the campus’ restoration and development.

To reserve your spot, email

This tour will cover the full development of the Navy Yard, a thriving riverfront neighborhood that is home to 165 companies employing over 13,500 workers in the office, industrial, manufacturing, and R&D sectors. The tour will highlight historic renovations and reuse, sustainable design by world-renowned architects, the Navy Yard’s master plan, and exciting amenities and events that bring employees, visitors, and travelers from all around the world to work and play. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Navy Yard, the real estate master plan, as well as see the following companies and future development sites first-hand:

  • Urban Outfitters, Inc.’s corporate campus
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s double LEED Platinum offices
  • Central Green, an immersive, award-winning five-acre park designed by James Corner Field Operations 
  • Philly Shipyard, the most modern shipbuilding facility in the United States, and the industrial campus’ revitalization
  • Tasty Baking Company’s LEED Silver manufacturing and distribution facility
  • Our newest building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group that seems to defy gravity
  • The U.S. Navy’s shipboard machinery systems research & development facilities and inactive ships along the river and basin
  • Future residential development sites

At full build-out, the Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million square feet of facilities, attract $3 billion in private investment, and employ more than 30,000 people. For more information, please visit