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Education & Skills     August 3, 2023

The Conference Board of Canada, on behalf of the Future Skills Centre, is studying how Canadian post-secondary institutions (PSIs) are preparing future graduates with the green skills that are needed for a more sustainable future.

Online experience   •   8-min read
Partner: Future Skills Centre

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Governing Disruption: Toward Canada’s New Mobility Future

Sustainability     May 18, 2023

Technologies like vehicle automation, ride-hailing, and micromobility suggest many opportunities for improving local transportation systems. Automated vehicles, for example, can make transportation safer and more accessible. Ride-sharing can reduce rates of car ownership, and micromobility can provide a “last-mile” connection to public transit.

Issue briefing   •   17-min read

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Disaster Recovery

Sustainability     March 3, 2023

Canada’s risk environment is increasingly complex, and Canadians need to be better prepared. The frequency and cost of catastrophic loss events (like floods and fires) have been rising, as has the cost to insure against such losses

Issue briefing   •   14-min read

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Working Together for a Sustainable Future

Education & Skills     March 3, 2023

To avert the worst impacts of climate change, Canada has set an ambitious goal of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Transitioning to a net-zero economy is expected to be disruptive, but it will also create new global employment opportunities.

Online experience   •   8-min read
Partner: Future Skills Centre

Future Fuels: How Airports Can Become Hubs For Clean Transport

Innovation & Technology     January 1, 2023

In our highly interconnected global economy, airports are essential nodes. They move people and goods, enable trade and travel, and create economic development and growth.

Commentary   •   2-min read

Clean DNA: How Genomics Can Reduce Emissions and Drive Economic Growth for Canada

Innovation & Technology    December 1, 2022

The climate crisis demands innovation and new strategies. Scientists are finding potential solutions from an unexpected place: biology.

Commentary   •   2-min read

Building Resilience and Capacity With Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada

Indigenous & Northern Communities     October 13, 2022

The Conference Board of Canada and a number of partners embarked on a multi-year project entitled Building Resilience and Capacity With Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada. Central to the project were community planning processes in four remote Indigenous communities that aimed to improve these communities’ capacities to manage threats and risks, cope with change, and seize opportunities.

Impact paper   •   40-min read

Babatunde Olaeju

Meet Our Expert

Babatunde Olateju

Principal Research Associate, Sustainability

Babatunde (Tunde) Olateju is a Principal Research Associate in the Sustainability Knowledge Area. His research at the Board informs Canada’s path toward carbon-neutrality and a circular economy.

Perspectives From the Circular Plastics Economy Forum

Sustainability     October 7, 2022

The Conference Board of Canada’s Circular Plastics Economy Forum gathered 186 stakeholders in Canada’s plastics economy to unpack consequential issues in investment attraction, recycled content, sustainable finance, and circular business models. These findings are informed by the forum dialogue.

Online experience   •   8-min read

Lift All Boats: The Opportunity in Digitizing Canada’s Traditional Industries

Innovation & Technology     October 1, 2022

In recent years, Canada’s economy has been configured around two increasingly disparate parts. One segment encompasses highly productive and tech-driven sectors, including advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, biotech, food processing, aerospace, logistics, fintech and engineering services.

Commentary   •   3-min read

Transitioning to Jobs in the Clean Economy

Innovation & Technology     July 28, 2022

One in five Canadian employees works at a job that’s vulnerable to automation. The clean economy is a rapid-growth sector that needs workers. Is there a way to solve for both? Employees working high-risk, low-mobility (HRLM) jobs have few options to transition into lower-risk occupations without undergoing retraining.

Online experience   •   8-min read
Partner: Future Skills Centre