The Path to Net Zero: Survey Results From Canadian SMEs

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The Path to Net Zero: Survey Results From Canadian SMEs

Pages:26 pages50 min read

Author: Jennifer Topping, Prerna Sharma, Swapna Nair


This research presents the results of a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises that examines their progress in their emission-reduction journeys.

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For this research, The Conference Board of Canada and Export Development Canada surveyed Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand where they are in their net-zero transition and how aware they are of the steps they need to take to get to net-zero emissions.

How many SMEs are measuring their emissions? What steps are they taking to curb them? And what challenges are making the journey more difficult?

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Key findings
The net-zero transition maturity framework
Most SMEs are at the beginning of their net-zero journey
Perceptions and actions vary due to many factors
Next steps
Appendix A—Survey participants and sample characteristics
Appendix B—Survey methodology
Appendix C—Bibliography

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