This research paper provides valuable insight into sustainable procurement as a strategic public policy mechanism for Canadian policymakers and business leaders. We are advocating for a comprehensive approach to advance sustainable procurement policies that lead to positive social and environmental outcomes. 

This report is an important foundation for future conversations about this timely topic – a topic that will inform Canada’s procurement policies. 

This report was made possible through a generous grant from the McConnell Foundation and support from HP Canada.

Moving to Mandatory: Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada is substantively based on the research of the report's lead author Sandra Hamilton. Hamilton, S. (2021) Public Procurement: Price-Taker or Market-Shaper? Critical Perspectives on International Business, Special SDG issue (


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Moving to Mandatory:

A Research Paper on Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada


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