Chris Jacobs Nominated for Social Innovation Award

Nov 27, 2017
November 27, 2017, 8:26 am

Communally is proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Chris Jacobs, has been nominated for a 2018 Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) Award. in the “Corporate” category.

“Given the impressive list of fellow nominees, I am honored to be in their company. The individuals on this list are true visionaries who are having a true impact in Philadelphia’s social sector,” said Jacobs. ”This is one more example of the network of organizations and individuals in Philadelphia that are committed to creating sustainable, thriving communities in our city. We should all be proud of the work these remarkable leaders do in making Philadelphia an even stronger city.”

As the Chief Executive Officer of Communally, Jacobs created a unique antipoverty technology company combining innovative technology and public policy expertise with a commitment to community outreach. The technology, The Benefit Bank(R) and MyBudgetCoach(R) services, assists people in moving from the Crisis of poverty to the point that they can make Choices in their lives. The ultimate goal for Jacobs is to defeat poverty; not manage it better.

Jacobs is a leader in Philadelphia’s sustainability movement and has worked to reshape the definition of a sustainable business that encompasses the economic needs of low-income urban and rural communities, the equitable capital requirements of social impact companies and the recognition that workers must balance effort with replenishment to avoid burn out. He serves as a member of the Sustainable Business Network.

Public voting began this week and will continue until November 17. The voting is by category with the categories changing weekly. Click this link to vote. The voting for the “Corporate” category will take place the week of November 13.

At the conclusion of the public voting process, the top-three nominees in each category will be publicly announced. Winners will be invited to write an article that will be published in an edition of the journal focused on the Philadelphia Region’s Social Innovation Ecosystem.

Marking the tenth anniversary of The Social Innovations Journal, co-founded by Nicholas Torres and Tine Hansen-Turton, finalists for each category will be announced at the Social Innovations Awards on January 24. The annual celebration will support the journal’s continued expansion across the globe.

The event serves as an opportunity to recognize Greater Philadelphia’s social entrepreneurs who are reshaping our neighborhoods and communities and whose ideas are inspiring people around the world.

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