How You Can Help
You can help us get the conversation going about comprehensive wealth. And we’ve got some tools to help you. From succinct explanations to the complete background, we’ve got the information you need to get the conservation started.
Get The Comprehensive Wealth Report
With support from the Ivey Foundation, the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) released Canada’s first comprehensive wealth report on December 1, 2016. Building on measures that already exist at Statistics Canada, the pioneering efforts of the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development, the report makes the case—and provides the tools—for Canada to begin measuring comprehensive wealth as part of our efforts to assess national progress.
Click Executive Summary for an overview of the report’s contents.
Click Highlights for an overview of the report’s key findings. (French version here.)
Grab The CW Toolkit And Help Build Awareness
Help spread the word about Comprehensive Wealth by using these digital tools:
Comprehensive Wealth in Canada, Measuring What Matters in the Long Run
Send a copy of the report to someone who might appreciate it. Click Comprehensive Wealth in Canada – Measuring What Matters in the Long Run.
Comprehensive Wealth At A Glance
An infographic that illustrates what this exciting new economic indicator measures.
Just The Facts: A Comprehensive Wealth FAQ
Answers to common questions about comprehensive wealth. Click here.
Who Else Is Measuring Comprehensive Wealth
A growing body of knowledge and practice exists around the measurement of Comprehensive Wealth. In the 1990s, the World Bank began moving in this direction and has recently made a Comprehensive Wealth-related indicator part of its suite of global development indicators. The United Nations’ Inclusive Wealth framework is another recent program of work in this area. The UN released global reports in 2012 and 2014 that explore the concept in detail. The latest report included experimental estimates for 140 countries, including Canada.
While these influential and ground-breaking international efforts are taking shape, the fact remains that few countries make the effort to measure any national assets, let alone measuring Comprehensive Wealth.
We need to change that. And that change begins one conversation at a time.
It’s time to measure what matters —
for a sustainable and prosperous future.