Resource Development in a Low-Carbon Future
A Strategy for Emissions Reduction and Economic Recovery
We tackle the issues that matter most to Albertans, and uncover how we can shape our society so that everyone can prosper.
The Business Council of Alberta has a simple but radical idea: making life better.
This means business is a leader in helping Albertans, the economy, and the environment thrive.
In December, the Business Council of Alberta conducted its second Alberta Business Expectations Survey (BES)—a new quarterly tool to assess forward-looking trends in business conditions and economic expectations in the province. This survey captures the perspective of...
Today, we face many big challenges—COVID and resulting deep recession, climate action and emissions reduction, the evolving role of business in society, economic diversification, the changing workplace, and more. And Alberta’s burgeoning tech and innovation ecosystem...
From the depth of the economic devastation, uncertainty, and health and social impact brought on by COVID to the shifting tides of the nature of work and skills, this year has been truly unprecedented. And while it has been said before, perhaps no other word truly...
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Jobs & Opportunity
We believe our success as a province hinges on the participation and prosperity of all. Prosperity begins with a good job, and future opportunity. To achieve this, we must grow the economy, create jobs now, and equip Albertans to do them better than anyone else on earth.
Competitive & Sustainable Economy
Sustainability requires that we meet the food, fuel, and fibre needs of the world today, and for decades to come, while also setting up our province and the world even better for future generations to meet their own needs. This means building Alberta as the province of challenge-driven innovation and industry, and one that is truly an E-ESG leader.
Adapt. Collaborate. Preserve.
To build a better Alberta, we harness the collective power of business leaders, entrepreneurs, influential decision-makers and unexpected collaborators. We boldly face the challenges ahead, ensuring that our business environment remains competitive and prepared for change, and that our assets, our people, and our environment are protected.
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STATEMENT: New federal climate plan improves Clean Fuel Standard and emissions reduction investment, raises competitiveness concerns with carbon tax
The federal government’s new climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, released today gives greater detail on Canada’s policy approach in tackling emissions reduction and climate change. Alberta businesses support action on climate change, while...
How can Calgary (and Alberta) become a magnet for talent? By building a city (and province) that values life long learning, and building the digital, physical, and social infrastructure to enable Alberta's talent to grow, learn, and build the right skills to meet the...