Green Economy

Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canadians are rightly concerned about the daunting environmental challenges that threaten our long-term health and prosperity. And yet, successive Canadian governments have spurned pressing ecological concerns and focused instead on narrow short-term growth policies.  

Instead of making policies as though economic imperatives and environmental sustainability are at odds, Canada must focus on the development of innovative greener industries that generate good jobs and globally competitive companies that can fuel Canada’s long-term economic well-being.

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More Courageous Bets and Equitable Returns: Challenging Perceptions about Public Investment in Innovation

Inspired by the work of Marianna Mazzucato, author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and R.M Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex, the background paper challenging Canadian perceptions of public investment in innovation was prepared by the Broadbent Institute’s Director of Research Jonathan Sas for the Atkinson Foundation.

A digital copy of the paper is available at and a video of Mazzucato's speech is available here.

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