University of Waterloo
Environment 3 Building
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Tel. (519) 888-4567
Research at SEED
Research activities in SEED focus on the intersection of development and business activities with sustainability concerns. Our research expertise is centered across several research clusters, which tend to be problem driven and interdisciplinary in their approaches. The main themes of our research include:
- corporate sustainability, such as strategies to improve environmental performance, sustainable finance and environmental and social marketing;
- industrial ecology and the development and use of different forms of sustainability assessment;
- development activities at international and local scales, with some emphasis on resources (food and water), and sustainable community development in both developed and developing state contexts.
- Our research also cuts across these themes with research activities in the environmental governance and public policy fields and in the structures and practices of social innovation systems.
Our students are also producing work related to these themes in the form of student projects, blogs, major research papers, and theses.