Creating Opportunities with Green Jobs

The story of BUILD and BEEP
January 30, 2013
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Social enterprises have emerged as viable business models that create a blended return on investment as a result of the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits they bring to local communities. They contribute to more inclusive and stronger local economies, more jobs for people with barriers to employment, the provision of important community services, reduced poverty, renewed communities, and more sustainable environments.

In Manitoba, Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD) and the Brandon Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) conduct energy efficiency retrofits on low-income homes while providing jobs for people with barriers to employment. This study was undertaken to begin to document the quantitative and qualitative value associated with the multiple benefits produced by BUILD and BEEP.