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PHS one of “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024”


The nonprofit Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was named Tuesday, to Fast Company’s list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024.”

This is coming off the heels of closing the 195th edition of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, which helps to support all of PHS’s work that improves community health, well-being, and quality of life in the region. This award solidifies PHS’s standing as an innovator in the nonprofit sector whose mission has benefited and inspired many.

This year’s list shines a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. These organizations are setting new standards and achieving remarkable milestones in all sectors of the economy. Alongside the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company recognizes 606 organizations across 58 sectors and regions.

In 2023, the work of PHS’s programs directly engaged over 300,000 people in the Philadelphia region with program impacts being felt by 1.14 million Philadelphia residents who live within a five-minute walking distance of a PHS project. This work is made possible by time, money, and passion invested by PHS’s members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, foundation and government partners as well as the proceeds of PHS’s Pop Up Gardens and the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Fast Company will host the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Gala on May 16. The summit features a morning and afternoon of inspiring content, followed by a creative black-tie gala including networking, a seated dinner, and an honoree presentation. The event celebrates the Most Innovative Companies honorees and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2024.

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