Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important to doing business in Canada and around the world. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada plays an important role in promoting and facilitating sustainable and responsible practices.
The Strategic Policy Sector (SPS) manages the Department's initiatives in the following areas:
The Strategic Policy Branch leads Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada-wide initiatives of a horizontal nature, including those related to sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and eco-efficiency.
The Branch also provides guidance on and assures the implementation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment process for assessing the environmental effects of proposed policies, plans and programs.