At EWB, we work in both Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa to maximize our impact in five systems of global importance.
Inclusive Food Systems
The 2008 global food crisis is a compelling reminder that resilient food systems are vital to sustainable development. In a field that has competing ideologies, we apply our systems thinking approach to foster behaviour change toward accessible procurement, sustainable production, and responsible consumption.
Adaptive Public Services
For government spending to yield effective service delivery, public institutions need to adapt in response to new social needs in a low resource context. We work with government institutions in Canada and Africa to build their evolutionary capacity.
Small and Growing Businesses that Deliver Social Value
Job creation and economic activity from small and growing businesses is crucial to country-level development results. As entrepreneurs and embedded intrapreneurs, we are uniquely positioned to contribute to unlocking the growth and impact of social businesses.
Canada is the world’s largest exporter of engineering services. Thus, Canadian engineers are uniquely positioned to influence the entire global sector. Influenced by sustainability and social justice lenses, we work to transform the engineer’s identity and practice, putting paramount importance on global public welfare.
Triple Bottom Line for Canadian Mining Companies
With Canada’s substantial investment in African mining ($31.6 billion in 2011), Canadians have a responsibility to lead. We work to ensure that all people benefit from resource extraction in their country, and that Canadian mining companies are the best in the world at creating positive social outcomes.