There can be no route to net zero without bringing smaller businesses with us. Some will enable the transition directly, as suppliers of low-carbon goods and services, and all will participate in the unprecedented changes that will be necessary over the next few decades.
Is tourism turning the tide?
After six decades of consistent growth, the unprecedented shock of the global COVID-19 pandemic saw tourism come to a near complete standstill. Two years on, there’s still huge uncertainty for the tourism sector. What lies in store for tourism in 2023 and beyond?
Digital commerce is changing America’s main streets… could it be for the better?
The global pandemic transformed the way we work and shop. While many businesses were able to weather the storm of the global pandemic shutdowns, running a small business along our Main Streets is now more complex.
Back to basics: what works in promoting productivity?
Over several years, the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) has worked with the UK government and the European Commission on a new approach to this problem. It has set up experimentation funds to test new interventions to boost innovation and productivity among SMEs.
Growing pains: Remote work will not solve housing affordability in big cities
The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
Daring to do: Young social entrepreneurs doubling down on business with impact
What do young social entrepreneurs need to do to ensure their ideas and experiences are woven into future social entrepreneurship policies? This article has the answers…
Reflecting on the future of the ”creative class” in regional development
Dr. Richard Florida encourages cities and regions to consider how diversity, creativity and innovation can contribute to attracting creative talent and investment, and shape inclusive and sustainable development. He then unpacks how non-metropolitan areas can benefit from a greater influx of creative people and capital, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
Les pénuries de main-d’œuvre à court et à long terme : comment se porte le Canada ?
En mars 2022, le nombre de postes vacants au Canada a dépassé le million pour la première fois. Cette situation a suscité des préoccupations généralisées au sujet des pénuries de main-d’œuvre, et le Canada n’est pas le seul dans ce cas. Alors que le chômage atteint des niveaux records, les signalements de pénuries sont devenus monnaie courante dans les pays de l’OCDE.