Identify opportunities in the low-carbon, green and circular economy

The green economy is an enormous opportunity for governments, communities and all sectors. Many are seeing the transition to a low-carbon, green growth agenda as the only way forward – a means to creating high-paying jobs, attracting investment, and boosting export opportunities.

In fact, the global market for green economy goods and services is estimated to be worth more than CAD $7 trillion.

Green & Circular Economy Services

Our research will help you quantify the current size and economic impact of various green economy sectors, better understand where the market is going, understand the opportunities for your local green economy ecosystem, and develop strategies to maximize the economic benefits and minimize risk.

Our services include:

  • Strategic planning to support economic development opportunities
  • Economic development and sector-specific analyses, e.g., clean energy, green buildings / infrastructure, clean transportation, waste/ resource / circular economy, and clean technology
  • Policy review and development
  • Circular economy, including plastics related analysis, stakeholder engagement and strategies. For more information on how we can help your organization, contact Ben Clark, Director of Green & Circular Economy, at
  • Clean technology export development and market studies with a focus on market intelligence, export development, investment attraction, and trade
  • Supply chain and economic impact studies
  • Labour market studies and workforce development

Delphi is a leading expert in translating this opportunity into real, tangible strategies and actions that help you take advantage of it. Our green economy services align with our mission by helping to raise awareness of the triple-bottom line benefits and opportunities that arise from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

For more information on how we can help, please contact Ben Clark

Their Kind Words

Delphi consistently generates superior quality products, including an impressive ability to distill insights from complex issues, as well as excellent skills in project and budget management, facilitation, and research-driven reporting. In every engagement with Delphi, they provided greater value than expected.

Scott Stanners, Executive Director, BC Bioenergy Network

Simon Fraser University hired Delphi during our process of creating a new and innovative sustainable engineering program. It was important for us to consider industry feedback and to look at provincial, as well as global, opportunities as we developed programming for this new breed of engineers. Based on their expertise, Delphi gathered feedback from those in the clean energy sector and from secondary research that proved to be valuable for us. We found them to be insightful, organized and excellent facilitators of our group discussions

Uwe Glässer, Dean pro tem, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Calgary Economic Development worked with Delphi on a green energy economy study in 2016. We found their knowledge in this area to be extensive and they were really able to leverage that knowledge for our benefit. Delphi proved a pleasure to work with on all levels.

Court Ellingson, Vice President of Research & Strategy, Calgary Economic Development

The City of Edmonton’s Economic and Environmental Sustainability Branch contracted Delphi to deliver a green energy economy ​sector ​study in ​February 201​8. Delphi​’s professional approach to the project was exceptional and they were able to deliver the report on time and on budget meeting all the requirements of the contract

Daniel Leckie, Senior Economic & Development Strategist, City of Edmonton

Our Impact

  • Delphi has quantified the potential for more than $3.8 billion in local spending in Alberta by 2030, including nearly 15,000 person years of employment, through the development of its wind energy sector.
  • Delphi found that the City of Vancouver’s green and local food economy has grown by 35% since 2010, equal to 24,700 jobs.
  • Through Delphi’s green economy modelling, the City of Edmonton was able to determine that approximately 14,700 people were directly employed in sectors related to their green energy economy in 2016, generating nearly $1.8 billion in GDP.
  • Delphi determined that Canada’s green building industry generated approximately $23.45 billion in GDP in 2014 and supported more than 297,000 jobs across Canada.
  • Delphi estimated that the clean economy across the West Coast of North America grew by 18.9% between 2010-2014, adding nearly 92,000 green jobs over that period.

Circular Economy Solutions Series
Regenerative in Nature, Canadian by Design

Presented by the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, powered by GLOBE Series and supported by Delphi, the Circular Economy Solutions Series will bring together leaders and innovators in the public and private sectors to break down barriers, address challenges, and capitalize on the trillion-dollar economic opportunity. It is also an important stepping stone on the road to the World Circular Economy Forum, which Canada will host September 13 – 15, 2021, in Toronto.

Join us to advance breakthrough solutions and initiatives that can be used as a model in Canada and beyond.

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