#NewThinking is goodfor the environment and the economy.
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Our leaders come from diverse backgrounds but share a common vision for a stronger, cleaner economy that builds a better future for all Canadians. Read our leaders’ pledge.
President, Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing society today. The solution requires thoughtful, stable, harmonized public policy, which enables the private sector and citizens to mobilize.
Smart Prosperity co-chair; CEO, NRStor; former CEO, Home Depot Canada
We have two critical innovation opportunities in Canada right now. One is to enable our traditional industries to reinvent themselves in order to compete in a low-carbon economy.
CEO, Venture Communications
Smart Prosperity is Canada's chance to do the right thing, for all the right reasons.
President and CEO, Telus
To excel in an evolving global economy, we need to make generational investments in our country that will future-proof our cities and improve the way Canadians live, work, socialise and serve their communities in our dynamic digital world.
Board President, Pembina
Global Managing Director, McKinsey and company
The global economy is changing. Companies will need to be able to do many things better in order to be successful – and a core element will be using energy and resources efficiently, polluting less, and being eco-innovative.
President, UpCapital Ltd.
I believe we have a duty to future Canadians to have an economy that is 100% in sync with the environment, not an economy that is successful at the expense of the environment.
President & CEO, Aluminium Association of Canada and co-founder and Director, SWITCH
Through its Cap and Trade and its CleanTech ecosystem Quebec has captured the essence of a green economy: working together to carve a sustainable future.Time has come to bring together the creative minds of Canadians through innovation,capital and clean technology in a single unifying vision of a gr
Vice President, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel, Unilever Canada
President & CEO, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC; Former Editor-in-Chief, Globe and Mail
Smart prosperity is about better growth. It's about finding the most efficient ways to produce and share what the world needs. Our economy must revolve around brainpower, technology, trade and the world's greatest trove of natural resources.
Canadian National Director, United Steelworkers
Managing Partner, Government and Public Sector Advisory Services British Columbia, Ernst & Young
Smart Prosperity co-chair, and Chair, Resources for the Future Economic Strategy Table
The future will be about how do you develop resources and grow the economy in a world where we need to have a smaller environmental footprint. I think Canadians are ready to take on this challenge and become leaders in this space.
Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck Resources
President & CEO WWF-Canada
In a decade we could see Canada among the world leaders in an innovative economy that puts people first and builds inclusive communities that respect nature and live in harmony with nature.
Executive Director, Student Energy
Executive director, Clean Energy Canada
Founding Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Resources
President & Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada
We will need three key elements to build a low-carbon economy: a shared vision, creative policy frameworks and tremendous collaboration across all sectors of society. I’m confident that these elements, combined with Canadian ingenuity, will make Canada both an economic and environmental leader.
Special Advisor, Royal Bank of Canada, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
President & CEO, The Cooperators
Chair, Pan American Silver Corp and Equinox Gold Corp.
Canada needs to chart a new course, one that is sustainable in the truest sense - based on permanence. This means, for example, renewable energy, smart homes, clean transportation and less consumptive lifestyles. All Canadians will be more prosperous if this can be achieved.
President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Smart Prosperity co-chair; Professor of law and economics, University of Ottawa
We know how to build an economy that generates wealth and jobs with less environmental harm. In fact we’ve already begun. Now we need to pick up the pace, to lay the foundation for Canada’s future prosperity
Former President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
I believe that Canada has a tremendous opportunity to evolve into a different, more competitive country. It’s not about taking away part of what we do, it’s about integrating and optimizing value, and moving Canada up the value chain.
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