Sustainability

The Conference Board of Canada advances our understanding of how to achieve sustainable economic growth. Our work examines how changes in our energy systems, built environment, mobility, and government policies can allow Canada to achieve its economic, quality of life, and environmental objectives.

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Recent Reports

The driven consumer and the future of energy

Canada is starting to reopen in anticipation of a post-COVID world. Local media are commenting on increased vehicle traffic. Daily accident reports are almost back to normal, and congestion is growing. Our collective consumer bounce-back has begun..

Commentary—3 min read

A Chance to Lead: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Finance

Two things are vital to the Canadian energy sector’s survival in the sustainable finance marketplace: effective disclosure, and high-integrity data. This briefing looks at how to achieve these goals.

Issue Briefing—15 pages

Measuring what matters: An Energy-system perspective on sustainability

A clean energy growth economy will sustain our environment, create wealth, and enhance our standard of living. Taking Canada there requires a long-term transformation that balances the need for environmental protection, economic growth, and social prosperity.

Report—16 pages

Tipping the scales

Carbon pricing is now in place across Canada. Its main aim is to encourage behaviours and technology adoptions that lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But carbon pricing can also result in unintended—and undesirable—consequences.

Report—70 pages

Canada’s clean energy growth economy regional input tour

Canada’s energy system is transitioning to a model that balances environmental protection, economic growth, and a prosperous society.

Report—25 pages

Nuclear energy: A crossroad in a climate emergency

Small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, may be the future of nuclear energy and aid to combat climate change. But if Canada is to harness the potential of these small reactors, it must overcome several challenges.

Report—16 pages

Featured Researcher

Babatunde Olateju

Senior Research Associate

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Investigate energy, climate change, and the environment with short and large scale projects.

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