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Bridging the divide

By President & CEO, David Hughes and Chief Innovation Officer, Chad Park

bridging the divideAt the end of 2016 we find ourselves in a highly polarized, “post-truth” world. We are also closing the hottest year on record. We’re running out of time to navigate a number of crucial transitions that the future of our species, let alone Canada, requires.

We need bridges, not walls. Read more...


An emerging portfolio of initiatives

Energy Futures LabThe Energy Futures Lab Fellowship has created a shared vision and innovation pathways, generated new ideas, and brought existing initiatives into the lab to amplify and scale.

From support for carbon utilization innovators to geothermal from oil wells and the Workers’ Climate Plan, incredible initiatives are being developed by the Energy Futures Lab Fellows. Read more...


The economics of the circular conomy

Natural Capital LabGuest blogger and Rapid Lab participant Brian Zeiler-Kligman, Vice-President of Sustainability for Canada’s National Brewers explains how the economics of resource-efficient packaging have been at the heart of the Canadian beer industry’s business model since the end of Prohibition. Read more...


Not everything that counts can be counted

Natural Capital LabGuest blogger Vince Deschamps is at the forefront of developing Natural Capital and Ecosystem Service Assessment (NCESA). Here he lays out 3 challenges to the widespread adoption of natural capital in Canada and beyond. Read more...


Introducing the IMPACT! Alumni named to the 30 Under 30 in Sustainability list

IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership ProgramThe most prodigious young leaders making an impact in Canada have been selected by Corporate Knights magazine as the top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability. Astoundingly, eight of these individuals are alumni of the IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Program. Read more...




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