Your gateway to environmental business opportunities
and information exchange in the Americas.
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Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is Canada’s
small business bank. It plays a leadership role in delivering financial
and management services, with a particular focus on the emerging and exporting
sectors of the economy. Its wide range of development capital products
includes term loans, Working Capital for Growth, Working Capital for Exporters,
Venture Loans®, and venture capital, as well as a counselling program
for exporters called NEXPRO® and ISO registration assistance.
CCC is a Crown Corporation established in 1946 with a broad mandate:
"to assist in the development of trade between Canada and other nations"
doing so as a prime contractor and guarantor for sales by Canadian exporters
to foreign governments and international organizations, as well as private
CETAC-WEST will guide small and medium sized
environmental enterprises through a market-driven commercialization
process to domestic and international users.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
ecovote.ca is a referendum on the environment and federal tax cuts. Its results will send a message to the government informing them as to how Canadians feel about this issue. The Berlin Wall was not taken down by the governments but by the German people, brick by brick. Many people acting as one make a big difference. The more votes on this website, the more powerful the message.
"Enviro-Access is a non-profit corporation, dedicated to helping small
and medium-sized environmental sector organizations in the development
of new technologies and in the advancement of their businesses." Enviro
Access also supports "the launching and growth of firms involved in the
development and the marketing of environmental technologies, in order to
solve environmental problems at the national and international levels and
to promote the creation of wealth within our economy."
EDC operates as a commercial financial institution in
helping Canadian exporters and investors do business in up to 200 countries,
including higher-risk and emerging markets. EDC’s risk management services
- insurance, financing, and guarantees - minimize credit risk, support
export sales with buyer financing, protect performance bonds, and enhance
access to new sources of working capital. EDC provides fast and tailored
service through eight industry sector teams (Consumer Goods, Engineering
& Professional Services, Forestry, Industrial Equipment, Information
Technologies, Base & Semi-Manufactured Goods, Transportation, as well
as a team dedicated to Smaller Exporters). EDC also has specialists in
geographic markets, project finance, equity, and foreign investment insurance.
Industry Virtual Office
The Environmental Industry Virtual Office is a unique partnership between
all levels of government, industry, academia and associations. It was designed
to provide direct client service and interactivity between the client and
the Virtual Office's partners. For the client, this means complete access
to the partners' products and services.
EDC is a Crown Corporation that operates as a commercial financial
institution helping Canadian businesses grow and prosper through exports
and international investment. This site provides general information about
65 countries, including collection experience, EDC attitude, risk indicators,
and other issues to be aware of.
for International Trade Training
International trade is vital to the economic and social
development of Canadian society and the enhancement of its quality of life. The
identification and successful pursuit of opportunity — wherever located —
depends upon commitment, vision and, crucially, the skills and knowledge to
realize it. FITT - Canada’s centre for international trade training and
certification - is a national, not-for-profit, professional organization,
founded in 1992 by industry and government to develop and deliver international
trade training programs and services, establish country-wide standards and
certification, and generally ensure continuing professional development in the
practice of international trade. FITT programs are delivered across Canada
through community colleges, universities, private organizations and on-line.
Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement
The Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA)
is a private sector, not-for-profit corporation committed to helping small
and medium-sized enterprises overcome the barriers involved in the commercialization
of new environmental technologies.
This link joins you to Industry Canada'a Environmental Affairs Branch
(EAB). EAB "promotes the development and competitiveness of the Canadian
environmental industry both domestically and internationally through the
development of information products; facilitation and support of trade,
technology, and investment activities; promotion of sustainable development;
increased technology exchange; environmental strategy implementation; and
policy and program development."
Economic Diversification Canada
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is committed to helping
Western Canadian small and medium-sized businesses grow and create jobs.WD
offers a network of business professionals to help with business planning
and development, accessing capital, export or trade development, selling
to government markets, and providing information on government programs
and services for which you may be eligible.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) publishes
this newsletter on a bi-weekly basis in both English and French. CanadExport
covers trade policy issues, exporting tips, DFAIT services, Canadian success
stories and more.
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Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2)
C2P2 is dedicated to the transfer of pollution prevention information.
Council for Human Resources in the Evironment
The CCHREI is a private sector, not-for-profit corporation that was
initiated by industry. CCHREI's goal is to ensure the right match between
the skills and knowledge of Canadians with environmental employment, and
the needs of the environment sectors.
for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
The CEC facilitates cooperation and public participation to foster
conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment
for the benefit of present and future generations, in the context of increasing
economic, trade and social links among Canada, Mexico and the United States.
We are an association of environmental professionals in Northern and
Western Canada. We encourage you to find out more about our organization
by exploring our Website, attending one of our events, or by communicating
with our contacts directly.
EPIC is a leading provider of continuing engineering education, in
the private sector in Canada.EPIC plans and delivers short courses/seminars
on topics of importance to engineers, scientists, managers and other professionals.
They offer a number of environmental engineering courses.
Canada's Green Lane
Industry Suppliers Association of Alberta (FISAA)
Provides business and market opportunities for primary and secondary
manufacturers as well as for companies that supply an array of goods
services to the forest products sector.
Industry Association of Canada
The Association is committed to expanding geomatics markets nationally
and internationally through advocacy, promotion and education. "Geomatics
is a technology and service sector focusing on the acquisition, storage,
analysis, dissemination and management of geographically - referenced information
for improved decision-making. It encompasses the disciplines of Surveying,
Mapping, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)."
Network of Environment & Technology
of Clean Air Companies
The Institute (formerly IGCI) provides the air pollution control industry
with a responsible and responsive presence in Washington, D.C. and throughout
the country, able to work with governmental, business, public and private
groups to ensure that our industry and its products are properly represented
and understood. At the same time, ICAC keeps members informed of all important
policy and other developments that may affect the industry.
Program for Environmental Tech Coop in the Industry Sectors
The Inter-American Program for Environment Technology
Cooperation in Key Industry Sectors is an initiative which responds to
the challenges faced by small and medium size enterprises in Latin America
and Caribbean countries to adopt cost-effective, environmentally sound
technologies and management practices. The main objective of the program
is to better equip industry associations to deal with the environment management
concerns of their membership, and bring them together with organizations
which can assist them with follow up initiatives, thus creating a support
network in the hemisphere.
for Environment and Business
As a program of the World Resources Institute, the Management Institute
for Environment and Business (MEB) was founded in 1990 to help companies
improve environmental quality through business success. MEB seeks to demonstrate
and communicate to the business community the opportunities of sustainable
WasteCap is a statewide, non-profit industry supported initiative that
provides information on and assistance to Massachusetts companies and institutions
interested in solid waste reduction and recycling.
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