Smart Prosperity

#NewThinking is good
for the environment
and the economy.

5 big ideas to achieve smart prosperity:


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Top 5 Materials for Understanding Nature Protection

Here is your one-click download on the state of nature conservation in Canada

Activities

Apr 4 2017

GLOBE Capital 2017

Smart Prosperity Leaders take the stage at GLOBE Capital 2017 – “Infrastructure Investment: Financing the 21st Century

Success Stories

Turning manure into renewable fuel

Meet a dairy farm that found a way to capture methane from cow manure and sell it as renewable energy.

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Fabricating metals the carbon neutral way

Meet a small metal fabrication plant that saved its business by virtually eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions.

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Neighbourhoods that blend in with nature

Meet a Canadian neighbourhood that will capture its own water, produce its own energy, and leave no waste behind.

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New Thinking: Canada's Roadmap to Smart Prosperity

The Launch Report from the Smart Prosperity Initiative

Activities

Dec 12 2016

Twenty-seven CEOs and leaders congratulate First Ministers on clean growth & climate plan, now let’s turn commitments into action

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Policy Brief – Accelerating Clean Innovation in Canada

Accelerating clean innovation can help meet environmental commitments as well as secure competitive economic advantages that grow the economy and create jobs.

Success Stories

Changing the way we make cement

Meet a Canadian cement manufacturer that is cutting out the fossil fuels from the cement-making process and replacing them with waste diverted from landfills.

Activities

Oct 4 2016

Leaders respond to federal carbon pricing plan

Twenty-two prominent business and civil society leaders get behind Canada-wide carbon pricing plan.

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Successfully storing C02 in the ground

Meet an oil sands project that will capture and store 1M tonnes of carbon in the ground every year

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Nov 23 2016

Letter to First Ministers from major business and civil society leaders

More than 100 CEOs and civil society leaders have now urged the Prime Minister and Premiers to take bold action on clean growth and climate change

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Smart prosperity as one path to reconciliation

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Challenging the either/or approach

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Accelerating Clean Innovation

Clean innovation is happening across Canada. We need to ramp it up.

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Growing food on city rooftops

Meet a company that is perfecting the model for mass urban agriculture.

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Show your support - Letter to First Ministers from major business and civil society leaders

More than 60 CEOs and civil society leaders urge Prime Minister and Premiers to take bold action on clean growth and climate change

Show your support - Letter to First Ministers

Join the list of Canadian CEOs & leaders urging bold action on clean growth and climate change

Success Stories

Mining without burning fossil fuels

A Canadian mine will be the first in North America to go all electric.

Join CEOs + Leaders across Canada and say: Let’s stand up for Nature

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Recycling the waste heat from data centres

Meet a data centre that is being a good neighbour to downtown residents and businesses.

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Moving Canada up the value chain

Activities

Nov 17 2017

Business and civil society leaders applaud Canada’s support for coal power phase-out

Twenty-four prominent leaders from business, environment, labour, research, youth and Indigenous organizations support coal power phase-out.

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Building a cleaner, greener country

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Dec 7 2017

Canadian CEOs + Leaders say: Let’s stand up for Nature

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A business case for clean tech innovation

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Becoming a global player

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Let’s stand up for Nature - Shareables

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The Canada we leave to our kids

About the Leaders' Initiative

New Thinking is good for the environment and the economy.

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An economy in sync with the environment

About the Secretariat

Smart Prosperity Institute serves as the secretariat for the Smart Prosperity Initiative. It provides the research and communications support for the activities undertaken by the Initiative's Leaders.

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An economy that puts people first

Leader's Pledge

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Developing good green jobs

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Getting the Institutions Right: Designing the Public Sector to Promote Clean Innovation

Background report that looks at the public sector institutions required to implement effective clean innovation policy

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Developing resources with less impact on the environment