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Climate Smart Business

Vancouver, BC Best Innovation:
Nominee
Employees: 10 In Business Since: 2010

For the better part of a decade, Climate Smart has helped hundreds of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) track and profitably reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The work has given us insight into Canada’s low-carbon transition. We’ve witnessed first- hand how Canadian business leaders are substantially reducing their emissions while cutting operating costs. After 10 years we have gained a unique perspective on what motivates these leaders, and the benefits they are capturing—including reduced operating costs, increased competitiveness, and improved employee loyalty and retention.

Since 2007, Climate Smart has worked with 40+ host partners to engage close to 900 businesses— representing over 80,000 employees to prepare for and participate in the low-carbon economy. Climate Smart has trained 1,600+ people through 135 cohorts. On average, businesses achieve an impressive 11% reduction in GHG emissions, and annual savings of $27,000.

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