COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH
COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH AIMS TO :
Strengthen the willingness and capacity of manufacturing SMEs to implement climate action.
Activate a business ecosystem conducive to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, "net positive" economy.
MERCI À TOUS NOS COLLABORATEURS ET PARTENAIRES
Rachel Lefrancois (Québec Net Positif), Mélanie McDonald (Chemins de transition), Marguerite Rose (BDC), Anne-Josée Laquerre (Québec Net Positif), Frédérique Mouly (Excellence industrielle Saint-Laurent); Deuxième rangée de gauche à droite : Benoît Péran (CRE Montérégie), Katrin Hauschild (Québec Net Positif), Joëlle Vincent (Ciblexpert); Troisième rangée de gauche à droite : Isabelle Lemay (Banque Laurentienne), Marie-Pierre Garcia (Banque Laurentienne), Leesa Hodgson (Excellence industrielle Saint-Laurent), Léa Leroux (PHAR), Caroline Bouchard (PHAR) , Yves Lusignan (Ciblexpert); Quatrième rangée de gauche à droite : Jérémie Bourgault (ADDERE), Pascale Lagacé (BRAV.), Jeanne Martel-Thibault (Québec Net Positif), Jacques Blanchet (Maison du Développement Durable), Sylvain Foulon (Excellence industrielle Saint-Laurent), Marc Delesclefs (Ciblexpert).
« A robust base of evidence and forward-looking research is integral to drive Canada’s progress towards net-zero by 2050. NZAB is proud of catalyzing this agenda for the Canadian net-zero research community »
-Dan Wicklum, NZAB Co-Chair
« At Laurentian Bank, we put our customers first and are constantly committed to helping them "see beyond numbers”. We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into our operations and have started to engage in constructive dialogue on ESG issues with our clients. We are proud to support this new collaborative action research initiated by Quebec Net Positive and to join a group of leaders committed to helping Quebec SMEs make a successful transition, implement climate actions and get ready to thrive in a low-carbon, more just and sustainable economy »
– Éric Provost, Executive Vice President, Business Services and President, Quebec Market, Laurentian Bank
« At BDC, we are fully aligned with the ultimate goal of this action research project proposed by Québec Net Positif. We believe that the B Corp movement, to which we belong, is already contributing to the realization of the vision put forward by Québec Net Positif. Indeed, the SME in Transition program aims to ensure that companies recognize the benefits of going beyond mitigating their negative impacts and realize their full potential to collectively generate net positive impacts on society and the environment. Together, we are encouraging more and more Quebec SMEs to imagine and implement transition trajectories that contribute to Canada's 2050 carbon neutrality goal »
– Craig Ryan, Director, Sustainability & ESG, BDC
« These research projects will spark new conversations and insights on Canada’s pathways to net-zero. The NZAB looks forward to learning from these research projects to inform our advice »
-Marie-Pierre Ippersiel, NZAB Co-Chair