Smart Prosperity Institute

The Smart Prosperity Institute and Generate Canada are partners, allying our energy and talent behind a shared vision for a strong and inclusive economy that thrives within nature’s limits.

About the Institute

The Smart Prosperity Institute is Canada’s largest research network and policy think tank focused on the environment and the economy at the University of Ottawa, covering fields such as: 

  • Carbon markets
  • Natural climate solutions
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable finance and conservation finance
  • Circular Economy
  • Critical Minerals
  • Affordable and sustainable housing
  • Workforce development for a clean economy

Smart Prosperity’s expertise is an essential ingredient in our Solutions Spaces’ successhelping shape their mandates, inform their work , and guide decisions. At the same time, by engaging in our Solution Spaces alongside problem-solvers from industry, governments and civil society, Smart Prosperity gleans critical insights that can only come from working with those at the frontlines of change. This results in more grounded and actionable research.

Our team members across Smart Prosperity and Generate Canada work side-by-side to advance the specific mandates of our Solution Spaces as well as our broader vision. That includes informing policy decisions that “raise the tide” for sustainability solutions across the board.   

Our partnership creates a “virtuous circle” that empowers us to accomplish more together than we could alone. It is essential to the unique model we have forged.

Practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy

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