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Making the Case for Shopping Local

November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Making the Case for Shopping Local

A strained system pushed to its limits During the past 20+ months, businesses of all sizes have had to grapple with the tumultuous and lasting impacts of COVID-19. Overnight and in an instant, our buzzing commercial corridors went eerily silent. Activity came to a standstill. Certain operations became essential, while others struggled to determine what […]

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ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

ImpactPHL, a capital initiative of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, focuses on connecting investors, financial intermediaries, and financial advisors with resources to align capital for positive impact. ImpactPHL is celebrating its 5th anniversary and to help share its story of influence, developed a case study analysis to highlight the performance and the impact of its EDA-supported […]

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Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

A major component of creating a smart and equitable city is an efficient and affordable public transportation system. Public transportation is vitally important to residents, as it serves as a way for people to get access jobs and childcare. Building and maintaining a resilient transportation system that can endure climate change as well as natural […]

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Most Promising Smart City Solution Provider in 2021!

October 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Most Promising Smart City Solution Provider in 2021!

Have you heard? Last week, CIOReview, a leading technology publication guiding enterprises through the varying business environment with information about cutting-edge solutions and services, announced ESI as their Most Promising Smart City Solution Provider in 2021! We pride ourselves on creating and delivering cutting-edge models that help explain economic value, ROI, and efficiency of smart […]

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The Role of Cities in Growing the Renewable Energy Market

October 22, 2021 / Comments Off on The Role of Cities in Growing the Renewable Energy Market

Despite the tumultuous past two years, local governments in the US bought more renewable energy in 2020 than ever before. There was a 23 percent increase from 2019 as nearly 100 cities and counties completed 143 deals and added more than 3,600 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. On a larger scale, according to CDP, over […]

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How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

Over the past 18 months, museums and other cultural organizations have been forced to adapt and adjust their strategies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice turmoil. Forced closure, visitor restrictions and economic dislocation have impacted museum financial positions, and is forcing new creative approaches to organizational financial sustainability. One of the approaches […]

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