The Equitable and Democratic Workplace

Posted by Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia on June 4, 2018

Join us on June 20 for our next Best Practice Forum, The Equitable and Democratic Workplace


Best Practice Forums are a series of workshops from SBN that use member case studies to create meaningful opportunities to learn, connect, and build a better triple bottom line business.

The next program in the series will discuss a variety of perspectives on Ownership and Governance Structures.

Share your experiences and learn from panelists as we explore the impact case and business case of fostering a more equitable workplace, one that values transparency, prioritizes employee well-being and considers innovative and collaborative approaches to ownership and decision-making.

The conversation will delve into open-book management, employee ownership, cooperative ownership, and how your business’s governance can reflect its overall mission, ethics, and accountability structures.

We have assembled an impressive panel (scroll down) and look forward to a conversation where you will both receive actionable advice as well as share your expertise and experience.

As it is with all of our events, there will be time to network with fellow local economy leaders and advocates. This program is open to the public and free for members. (Not a member? Join today!)


  • Mo Manklang, Communications Director at the US Federation of Worker Coops


  • Jamila Medley, Executive Director at Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
  • Micah Gold-Markel, Founder at Solar States
  • Linshuang Lu, Principal at Praxis Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Michael Sebright, Founder and President at evolve build

As a follow-up to our conversation, we are hosting a free Best for PHL Challenge workshop directly after the forum from 11:30AM-1:00PM where attendees are invited to start measuring their impact in this area as well as their larger social, environmental, and economic impact.

The Best for PHL challenge is a free and confidential assessment tool (powered by B Lab) that helps businesses measure social, environmental, and economic impact. It is educational and aspirational and allows businesses to recognize where they already have a positive impact and helps reveal areas of improvement for goal-setting.

Register for a free “add-on” when you register for the Best Practice Forum. (Or click here to take the free assessment online today.)

Thank you to our host, the Free Library’s Business Resource and Innovation Center (the B.R.I.C.)

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