Our Work

Policy Research

We deliver impactful research that cuts through complexity and inspires action.

 

What we can do for you

  • Policy research reports
  • Industry surveys
  • Briefing notes and presentations
  • Legislative and regulatory monitoring
  • Stakeholder maps and policy landscape analysis

Results

  • Design bold sustainability solutions 
  • Identify opportunities and challenges from shifts in the policy landscape
  • Save time monitoring and tracking policy developments
  • Enhance knowledge of regulatory and legislative changes that matter for your industry

Stakeholder Engagement and Facilitation

Accelerating sustainability means having tough conversations.

What we can do for you

  • Strategic planning
  • Member engagement sessions (for industry associations)
  • Facilitated discussions and dialogue

Results

  • Enhance program uptake through customized stakeholder engagement sessions
  • Engage member organizations on emerging issues (for industry associations)
  • Develop a roadmap for action

Areas of expertise mapped to UN SDGs:

Infrastructure and Urban Mobility

(UN SDG Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities)

  • Urban mobility
  • Sustainable movement of goods and services

Zero-Emission Transportation

(UN SDG Goal 13 – Climate Action)

  • Zero emission vehicles (MDV/HDV focus)
  • GHG emissions reduction policies and technologies

International Trade and Sustainability

(UN SDG Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals)

  • Leveraging trade agreements for sustainability
  • Canada’s clean tech sector and global markets

Examples of our reports

This report analyzes the opportunities and challenges for Canada’s clean tech sector through the modernization of trade rules in North America. Developed for Natural Resources Canada, the report includes interviews with industry leaders and helps chart a path forward for the Government of Canada.
This report examines the intersection of international trade policy and urban mobility. Developed for Transport Canada, it illuminates the disconnect between national and regional decision making processes as well as the important role of data in supporting sustainable transportation systems.
This report assesses the impact of Ontario’s carbon pricing system on the transportation infrastructure industry. Drawing upon quantitative and qualitative data, including interviews with industry representatives, the report provides an impact assessment and identifies opportunities to environmentally-focused industry best practices.
This report summarizes the findings of a survey of the North American commercial vehicle industry. The insights helped the Government of Canada understand the needs of industry and specific opportunities related to greenhouse gas emissions reductions for commercial fleets.

We work with exceptional clients

Public Sector

  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
  • Transport Canada
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Canadian Transportation Act Review Secretariat
  • Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office

Private Sector and Academia

  • NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry
  • Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)
  • Conference Board of Canada
  • CD Howe Institute
  • Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR)
  • MacDonald Laurier Institute (MLI)
  • University of Calgary
  • Business Council of Canada
  • The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)
  • Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA)
  • Canada’s Building Trades Union
  • The Internet Association
  • Granted Consulting Inc.