Carbon Governance Project Workshop Series

CGP-Vancouver-Workshop-Findings-Report-Executive-SummaryCarbon Governance ProjectBusinesses are employing new strategies in response to both carbon legislation and rising consumer awareness of climate change. The companies that anticipate emerging opportunities will prevail in a carbon constrained world.

These strategic opportunities are being identified in an international series of closed workshops convened as the Carbon Governance Project (CGP). The CGP is a project of Sauder S3i in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Melbourne. The series explores the risks and investment opportunities for corporations in the low carbon transformation of business.

The Vancouver CGP workshop titled Innovation, Capital and Carbon took place on June 1, 2011. It brought together 48 leading industry experts, scholars and government representatives to focus on understanding the factors that enable and constrain British Columbia’s transformation to a low carbon economy. The majority of participants were BC business leaders and included representatives from traditional high carbon emitting industries, clean tech firms, large banks, investment firms, retail companies and consulting firms.

The workshop employed an interactive methodology that engaged participants in identifying priorities, setting direction, scenario planning and strategy development. Reports currently available include:

Executive Summary: A brief 
executive summary of the
findings of the workshop
that describes the priority 
strategies proposed by the 
participants for advancing the 
low carbon economy in BC.
Full Report: A fuller report 
that captures the workshop’s 
findings and chronicles the 
results of the relevant 
sessions from the course of 
the daylong session.
White Paper: A background 
white paper that was 
prepared for the participants 
and covered the BC business 
landscape as it pertains to 
innovation, capital and carbon.