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FORESIGHT & TRANSITION PATHWAYS

Using a foresight approach, leaders of manufacturing SMEs - and those who accompany them - will be called upon to imagine and implement plausible transition trajectories and collectively equip themselves with a stimulating long-term vision that allows them to identify business opportunities and favorably orient short-term decisions towards a plausible transition trajectory.

BE A TRANSITION LEADER!
Join a foresight unit

Challenge: supply chain breakdowns

Are you concerned about the dynamics disrupting your supply chains?

You're not alone!

57%

of manufacturing companies have identified supply chain or distribution network breakdowns as one of the main risks associated with climate change*

* Businesses Transition Barometer 2022

Why participate in a foresight unit?

  • To understand the impact of current events on the near and distant future;
     

  • Take a global, strategic view, so you know where to start; 
     

  • Continuously decode the impact of global events on the local situation; 
     

  • Participate in assembling and maintaining a collective strategic dashboard on the impact of global changes on the local industry; 
     

  • Regain a certain serenity because muted threats will have been identified and collaboratively monitored; 
     

  • Participate in a network that brings together strategic players in the manufacturing sector to act collectively for a transition to a sustainable economy.

  • How to read the mapping
    The mapping designed by the Québec Net Positive team highlights the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers within the low-carbon economy in Quebec. This overview is intended to help develop a common vision of the dynamics of the transition within the Quebec economy and to facilitate the identification and implementation of synergies. The legend allows you to quickly identify the different elements of the mapping: CURRENT DIRECTIONAL TRENDS The gray boxes at the top of the growth sectors and the levers summarize the main directional trend of the transition pathway that seems to be emerging for that specific economic sector or lever These trends in transition pathways are identified from academic research, industry association publications, government goals, or other credible sources STANDARDS & PERFORMANCE INDICATORS The light-colored boxes closest to the grey boxes present standards and measurement indicators - most of them specific to Quebec - for each of the key sectors and levers of the transition. In particular, the map lists the main barometers that allow us to observe the evolution of various aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy in Quebec. GROWTH SECTORS The growth sectors presented at the top of the map provide an overview of the sectors that are best positioned to seize new business opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy and prosper during the transition. The energy sector is positioned at the heart of the growth sectors, thanks in part to the fact that Quebec is one of the only jurisdictions in the world to produce electricity that is close to 100% renewable, an asset that companies in all sectors can capitalize on to accelerate their transition. LEVERS & TRANSITION SIGNALS At the bottom of the map are the main sectors that play the role of key levers and from which pressure as well as financial and human resources emerge to help accelerate the transition businesses across all economic sectors. The Finance sector is positioned at the heart of the levers because Quebec is committed to becoming a world-class financial center in sustainable finance and play a leading role at the heart of the transition. Québec Net Positive is also one of the founding members of the Climate+Positive Investment Alliance (C+PIA) that is calling on investors to go beyond Net Zero to Net Climate Positive as quickly as possible to truly solve climate change and align with the latest science.
  • About the Mapping
    The mapping of the low-carbon economy in Quebec is a visual representation that aims to: Highlight the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers on which Quebec can rely to create wealth and sustainable jobs, while accelerating its transition to a low-carbon, more just, prosperous and resilient economy. Equip key stakeholders with an actionable tool to simplify the identification of challenges and drivers for the transition and facilitate stakeholders engagement. Foster the integration of the transition perspective into business, investment, infrastructure and economic development strategies. The mapping is based on a database and qualitative information compiled by the Québec Net Positive team. It is presented in the form of an interactive .PDF document giving access to a glossary of key terms, available in French and English, to help foster a constructive dialogue around a common language of the transition.
  • October 2022: Overview of major updates
    In order to reflect the transition to a low-carbon economy within the Quebec economy, the October 2022 update includes additions or improvements to 194 boxes in the map, including: For the first time, we have been able to identify directional trends for transition pathways that are emerging for each of the growth sectors and levers In this update, we have added a number of barometers and measurement indicators specific to Quebec, related to certain growth sectors and levers, which allow us to measure the state of transition in Quebec from different angles, as well as local, national and international reference frameworks that have an influence on the transition pathways of Quebec businesses The notion of "governance" has been added to the talent lever, in order to represent the acceleration of the mobilization of a large number of stakeholders, sectoral associations and business groups towards the integration of ESG aspects in corporate strategy and operations, including the fiduciary duties of boards of directors and management team in the face of climate change The visual of the manufacturing sector has been updated to reflect the transition dynamics around the value chains in that sector December 2021 – Updates Overview June 2020 – Read the mapping launch press release
  • How to read the mapping
    The mapping designed by the Québec Net Positive team highlights the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers within the low-carbon economy in Quebec. This overview is intended to help develop a common vision of the dynamics of the transition within the Quebec economy and to facilitate the identification and implementation of synergies. The legend allows you to quickly identify the different elements of the mapping: CURRENT DIRECTIONAL TRENDS The gray boxes at the top of the growth sectors and the levers summarize the main directional trend of the transition pathway that seems to be emerging for that specific economic sector or lever These trends in transition pathways are identified from academic research, industry association publications, government goals, or other credible sources STANDARDS & PERFORMANCE INDICATORS The light-colored boxes closest to the grey boxes present standards and measurement indicators - most of them specific to Quebec - for each of the key sectors and levers of the transition. In particular, the map lists the main barometers that allow us to observe the evolution of various aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy in Quebec. GROWTH SECTORS The growth sectors presented at the top of the map provide an overview of the sectors that are best positioned to seize new business opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy and prosper during the transition. The energy sector is positioned at the heart of the growth sectors, thanks in part to the fact that Quebec is one of the only jurisdictions in the world to produce electricity that is close to 100% renewable, an asset that companies in all sectors can capitalize on to accelerate their transition. LEVERS & TRANSITION SIGNALS At the bottom of the map are the main sectors that play the role of key levers and from which pressure as well as financial and human resources emerge to help accelerate the transition businesses across all economic sectors. The Finance sector is positioned at the heart of the levers because Quebec is committed to becoming a world-class financial center in sustainable finance and play a leading role at the heart of the transition. Québec Net Positive is also one of the founding members of the Climate+Positive Investment Alliance (C+PIA) that is calling on investors to go beyond Net Zero to Net Climate Positive as quickly as possible to truly solve climate change and align with the latest science.
  • About the Mapping
    The mapping of the low-carbon economy in Quebec is a visual representation that aims to: Highlight the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers on which Quebec can rely to create wealth and sustainable jobs, while accelerating its transition to a low-carbon, more just, prosperous and resilient economy. Equip key stakeholders with an actionable tool to simplify the identification of challenges and drivers for the transition and facilitate stakeholders engagement. Foster the integration of the transition perspective into business, investment, infrastructure and economic development strategies. The mapping is based on a database and qualitative information compiled by the Québec Net Positive team. It is presented in the form of an interactive .PDF document giving access to a glossary of key terms, available in French and English, to help foster a constructive dialogue around a common language of the transition.
  • October 2022: Overview of major updates
    In order to reflect the transition to a low-carbon economy within the Quebec economy, the October 2022 update includes additions or improvements to 194 boxes in the map, including: For the first time, we have been able to identify directional trends for transition pathways that are emerging for each of the growth sectors and levers In this update, we have added a number of barometers and measurement indicators specific to Quebec, related to certain growth sectors and levers, which allow us to measure the state of transition in Quebec from different angles, as well as local, national and international reference frameworks that have an influence on the transition pathways of Quebec businesses The notion of "governance" has been added to the talent lever, in order to represent the acceleration of the mobilization of a large number of stakeholders, sectoral associations and business groups towards the integration of ESG aspects in corporate strategy and operations, including the fiduciary duties of boards of directors and management team in the face of climate change The visual of the manufacturing sector has been updated to reflect the transition dynamics around the value chains in that sector December 2021 – Updates Overview June 2020 – Read the mapping launch press release
  • How to read the mapping
    The mapping designed by the Québec Net Positive team highlights the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers within the low-carbon economy in Quebec. This overview is intended to help develop a common vision of the dynamics of the transition within the Quebec economy and to facilitate the identification and implementation of synergies. The legend allows you to quickly identify the different elements of the mapping: CURRENT DIRECTIONAL TRENDS The gray boxes at the top of the growth sectors and the levers summarize the main directional trend of the transition pathway that seems to be emerging for that specific economic sector or lever These trends in transition pathways are identified from academic research, industry association publications, government goals, or other credible sources STANDARDS & PERFORMANCE INDICATORS The light-colored boxes closest to the grey boxes present standards and measurement indicators - most of them specific to Quebec - for each of the key sectors and levers of the transition. In particular, the map lists the main barometers that allow us to observe the evolution of various aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy in Quebec. GROWTH SECTORS The growth sectors presented at the top of the map provide an overview of the sectors that are best positioned to seize new business opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy and prosper during the transition. The energy sector is positioned at the heart of the growth sectors, thanks in part to the fact that Quebec is one of the only jurisdictions in the world to produce electricity that is close to 100% renewable, an asset that companies in all sectors can capitalize on to accelerate their transition. LEVERS & TRANSITION SIGNALS At the bottom of the map are the main sectors that play the role of key levers and from which pressure as well as financial and human resources emerge to help accelerate the transition businesses across all economic sectors. The Finance sector is positioned at the heart of the levers because Quebec is committed to becoming a world-class financial center in sustainable finance and play a leading role at the heart of the transition. Québec Net Positive is also one of the founding members of the Climate+Positive Investment Alliance (C+PIA) that is calling on investors to go beyond Net Zero to Net Climate Positive as quickly as possible to truly solve climate change and align with the latest science.
  • About the Mapping
    The mapping of the low-carbon economy in Quebec is a visual representation that aims to: Highlight the growth sectors and the main existing and emerging levers on which Quebec can rely to create wealth and sustainable jobs, while accelerating its transition to a low-carbon, more just, prosperous and resilient economy. Equip key stakeholders with an actionable tool to simplify the identification of challenges and drivers for the transition and facilitate stakeholders engagement. Foster the integration of the transition perspective into business, investment, infrastructure and economic development strategies. The mapping is based on a database and qualitative information compiled by the Québec Net Positive team. It is presented in the form of an interactive .PDF document giving access to a glossary of key terms, available in French and English, to help foster a constructive dialogue around a common language of the transition.
  • October 2022: Overview of major updates
    In order to reflect the transition to a low-carbon economy within the Quebec economy, the October 2022 update includes additions or improvements to 194 boxes in the map, including: For the first time, we have been able to identify directional trends for transition pathways that are emerging for each of the growth sectors and levers In this update, we have added a number of barometers and measurement indicators specific to Quebec, related to certain growth sectors and levers, which allow us to measure the state of transition in Quebec from different angles, as well as local, national and international reference frameworks that have an influence on the transition pathways of Quebec businesses The notion of "governance" has been added to the talent lever, in order to represent the acceleration of the mobilization of a large number of stakeholders, sectoral associations and business groups towards the integration of ESG aspects in corporate strategy and operations, including the fiduciary duties of boards of directors and management team in the face of climate change The visual of the manufacturing sector has been updated to reflect the transition dynamics around the value chains in that sector December 2021 – Updates Overview June 2020 – Read the mapping launch press release

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« We aim to achieve an ecoherent society where the economy is consistent with the ecology of the planet. This is certainly the most complex challenge humanity has faced to date. We are committed to co-creating new tools tailored to SMEs to help them navigate this complexity to achieve the societal system transformations that are needed while undermining the risks of transition. »

-Yves Lusignan, President, Ciblexpert 

«More than 1,000 scientists, professionals and citizens have contributed to defining the vision of desirable futures for the Quebec economy and society and developing "transition paths" that could lead us there. The Québec Net Positif project will provide us with opportunities to share the results of our work and provide content and formats adapted to the contexts and needs of SMEs. »

– Mélanie McDonald, Executive Director, Chemins de Transition

« We combine strategic intelligence, expert analysis and collective intelligence and are pleased to put our innovative technological tools, our curiosity and our ability to channel the collective intelligence of our large network to help SMEs transition to a prosperous and sustainable economy. »

– Caroline Bouchard, Co-founder, Phar

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