uOttawa Professor Stewart Elgie's Smart Prosperity Initiative selected as Clean50 Top15 Projects of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The University of Ottawa congratulates Professor Stewart Elgie, Director of Institute of the Environment and Common Law professor specializing in environmental law and economics, and the Sustainable Prosperity team on being selected as Clean50 Top15 Projects of 2017 for the Smart Prosperity Initiative.

The Clean50 Top15 Projects are selected because they are innovative, they can inform – and they can inspire Canadians to do more.

The Smart Prosperity Initiative

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Founded by respected Canadian leaders from business, think tanks, labour, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and NGO communities, Smart Prosperity harnesses new thinking to map out and accelerate Canada’s transition to a stronger, cleaner economy in the next decade.

Smart Prosperity has been purpose-built over the past few years to drive a major shift to clean growth in Canada by:

  • Demonstrating what a sustainable economy looks like, by setting out a 10 year vision for making Canada a clean growth leader, with specific goals and metrics, and a policy road map to get there.
  • Bringing together a diverse group of Canadian leaders who provide a balanced, evidence-based voice for driving this transition.
  • Changing the narrative to recognize clean growth as a critical economic opportunity - not a threat - and build a psychology of success that Canada can do it.

In 2015, Stewart Elgie was selected as the 2015 winner of Canada’s Clean50 Award in the Thought Leader category. Each year, the Clean50 awards honour Canada’s leaders in sustainability and are considered to be Canada’s foremost awards that celebrate innovation, overall impact and the influential / inspirational example they may set for others – namely in the environmental and economic fields.

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