Sustainability Solutions Group

For over 15 years, SSG has worked with governments, campuses, and institutions to address their climate planning challenges.

We strive to build decarbonized, equitable, healthy communities for everyone.

We understand sustainability as an ongoing process, rather than a static outcome. Each project is an iteration—the next is always our most progressive work yet.

Our Services

We help decision-makers create decarbonized, equitable and healthy communities with rigorous technical analysis and meaningful community engagement.

We help decision-makers create viable plans for mitigating greenhouse gasses and adapting to climate change. We enable communities and organizations to increase resilience and reach their emissions reduction goals through energy, emissions, land-use, and financial modelling and analysis, informed by robust public engagement.

Our energy, emissions, land-use, and financial scenario modelling enables decision-makers to map out possible futures to determine how to reduce emissions, create jobs, and optimize land use to create equitable, decarbonized, healthy communities. Find out more about our models here.

We build inventories that enable clients to take stock of their energy use and emissions, so they can determine reduction strategies and track progress. Our inventories are compatible with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Inventories, the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the Local Government Operations LGO Protocol, and FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection Milestone Tool.

Plan implementation is the most critical step in addressing the climate crisis. We create step-by-step implementation frameworks that detail how climate action becomes reality, including program design, staffing needs, and where funding is sourced, spent, and recouped.

Carbon budgets are a state-of-the-art tool for tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We help cities and organizations identify and commit to a carbon budget—an overall cap on how much greenhouse gas they can emit, ever. Our carbon accounting frameworks help institutionalize this budget by providing a method for organizations to manage their emissions alongside their financial budget.

Climate action does more than just reduce emissions. We help local governments and organizations understand how climate action impacts equity, household costs, the local economy, and public health. We work with local communities to co-design climate action plans that create jobs, save money, and improve quality of life.

Land-use planning is climate change planning. We combine qualitative analysis, quantitative modelling, and public engagement to generate land-use planning and transportation insights that help local governments integrate climate planning into the heart of official plans.

SSG’s Blog

The latest news, our efforts and our reflections on the next sustainability and climate challenges are all on our blog.

Image of council members from Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and City of Vancouver, at a ceremony recognizing the passing of the UNDRIP strategy
Photo of Edmonton Skyline
Panoramic view of the Whitby Marina.
Bus at a busy intersection in Manchester.
Aerial view of city
Low carbon city.
Paddling along Toronto's Waterfront
Implementing Decarbonisation

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