Welcome to the SPROUT Lab

Who we are

The Sustainability Policy Research on Urban Transformations (SPROUT) Lab is working to uncover innovative partnerships between local, provincial/state and national governments that respond to climate change, the role that small businesses can play in sustainability transitions, and the ingredients of transformative change. 

The SPROUT team working together.

  1. Apr. 8, 2018Sarah Burch selected as lead author for IPCC report IPCC logo

    On April 6th, SPROUT lab received the news that director Sarah Burch has been selected to be a Lead Author on @IPCC_CH 6th Assessment Report, Working Group III (Mitigation), Chapter 17 (Accelerating the Transition in the Context of Sustainable Development.

  2. Apr. 5, 2018Press Release: Gate Survey ReportGate Survey Report cover page

    The GATE project report presents results from a survey of sustainability in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Toronto and Vancouver. The results point to an untapped potential of small businesses to contribute to environmental and social wellbeing in our communities. See the full report here

  3. Sep. 19, 2017Sarah Burch elected to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars

    https://uwaterloo.ca/environment/news/sarah-burch-elected-royal-society-canadas-college-new

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