In developing enterprises and economic strategies, we like to keep three things top of mind: the planet, people and profits. Some people call it the triple-bottom line. We call it the conservation economy.
That’s Ecotrust Canada's distinctive approach to community economic development. We have designed, built, financed and managed some of the most environmentally and socially innovative enterprises in BC. Ecoforestry in Clayoquot Sound, a shellfish strategy for the North Coast, a sustainable seafood company owned by local shareholders, a fishermen’s licence bank designed to promote conservation, an Aboriginal tourism operation—these are just some of the ventures we’ve helped to research, launch or manage over the years.
Our skilled, multi-disciplinary staff offers an integrated perspective on marketing, research, corporate governance, finance, management, and human resources. We also specialize in building long-term, multi-faceted partnerships with First Nations to help build their capacity to own and operate successful enterprises that offer good jobs and livelihoods to their members.
Our approach is to transform progressive ideas into profitable enterprises. We are both thinkers and doers, working at the intersection of conservation and community economic development.
Economic Development services:
- Strategic planning
- Sector & regional development strategies
- Corporate governance
- Market research and analysis
- Business planning & feasibility studies
- Management & training
- Product development