Smart Prosperity Institute is a national research network and policy think tank based at the University of Ottawa. We deliver world-class research and work with public and private partners – all to advance practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy.

Our Vision: A stronger, cleaner economy that builds a better future for all Canadians. We are dedicated to realizing a thriving economy, healthy environment and high-quality of life, achieved through decoupling environmental harm from economic success.

Our Mission: We harness leading-edge thinking to advance innovation in policy and markets in pursuit of a greener, more competitive Canadian economy that works for people and the environment. We are working towards a Canada that boosts its competitiveness, innovation and environmental performance on pace with leading nations over the next decade, so that our country will become a global leader within a generation. 


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Who We Are

We are proud of our talented team of experts, and of our extensive collaborations with other national and global environment-economy leaders. We work in close partnership with The Natural Step Canada.

We also invite you to learn more about our signature initiatives: our Canadian & International Research Networks and the Smart Prosperity Leaders’ Initiative.


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