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Upcoming Event: Philly Forward Forum – Celebrating Our Spirit, Investing in our Potential, Transforming Our Future!



Virtual Event: Register Here | December 17, 2020 | 10:00am – 6:00pm EST

The Philly Forward Forum will uncover a plethora of investment opportunities within “seen
but unknown” Philadelphia communities. Local change-agents will inspire, inform, and
motivate investors to disrupt intergenerational poverty, dismantle systemic racism, and
move Philadelphia forward as One City by aligning public, philanthropic, and private capital

As noted by The Economist, “Philadelphia is the most important city in America” with
unique opportunities to unlock the underutilized potential of change agents producing
phenomenal results. This forum is about capital mobilization. There are many initiatives
underway in Philadelphia focused on improvement, and they all point to the need and
opportunity for investment into Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The Philly Forward Forum will showcase innovative, impactful, and sustainable investable
initiatives and projects that are closing the wealth gap, building on our assets, and led by
Philadelphia’s vanguard in real estate, human development, and impact investing. This
event will feature expert speakers on racial equality investment, dynamic neighborhood
investment projects, City of Philadelphia initiatives, ESG- and SDG-aligned investment
structures, and more.

This event is focused on entrepreneurs, neighborhood heroes, institutions, foundations,
and private investors that recognize Philadelphia is well-positioned for growth and seek
investments that achieve financial objectives while simultaneously reducing the racial
wealth gap in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

To register and learn more about the event, please click here:

The agenda and speakers will be announced soon. For Media Kits, Sponsorship Opportunities, and Speaker Requests, please contact us. Contact: Heather McGee –; (917) 776-7237.

Forum Hosts

The Collective
A group of experienced real estate developers, investment professionals, and public policy
experts. We are committed to creating and growing real estate assets that produce
attractive returns for investors while empowering neighborhood stakeholders. Our focus is
asset value creation through active, long-term, and responsible ownership, diversity and
inclusion, and equitable development planning in marginalized Philadelphia communities.
These areas are prime candidates for community-strengthening projects and businesses
with high returns. We will give investors a seamless entry into Philadelphia’s real estate
market by curating, vetting, and aggregating financially attractive projects.

17 Asset Management
17 Asset Management builds bridges between financial assets and investable impact
opportunities. We advise, design, and manage financial solutions for investors, corporate
clients, asset managers, and city governments to achieve both long-term financial returns
and meaningful progress toward our purpose of an equitable and prosperous global
society. Wherever you stand along the impact investing continuum, our experts in 17
Research, 17 Advisors, and 17 Asset Management can equip you with the tools,
frameworks, and connections to become leading pioneers within your respective spheres
of influence.

SOCAP Global
SOCAP is the thought leadership platform for the accelerating movement towards a more
just and sustainable economy. We convene a global ecosystem and marketplace – social
entrepreneurs, investors, foundation and nonprofit leaders, government and policy
leaders, creators, corporations, academics, and beyond – through live and digital
experiences that educate, spur conversation, and inspire investment in positive impact.

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