The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), aims to create a formal program to facilitate partnerships between Vancouver’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local post-secondary institutions. This report summarizes research completed to date and presents three potential skills-matching programs for VEC to pursue. The trajectory, required resources, business model, and risks are outlined for each option. Recommendations for implementing a more formal VEC Environmental and Social Impact (EASI) Partnerships program are also included.

Partner: City of Vancouver
Keywords: green economy, sustainable development & green economy

Kerry Shaw