Fostering the long-term, sustainable management of our region’s waters.
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence region holds 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. If it were its own country, the region would be the world’s third-largest economy, generating about $6 trillion annually.
Encouraging environmental sustainability alongside economic growth
In collaboration with a multidisciplinary project team, the Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers has created the Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform (the Platform) in order to promote environmentally sustainable economic growth in the Great Lakes States and Provinces.
A uniquely positioned Platform
This geographically-specific, impact-focused investment platform is among the first of its kind. Our cross-border platform represents an unprecedented model that can be applied to natural resources across the globe.
Exploration of the Platform at work
The Platform considers environmental and social impacts when developing actionable steps to transform goals into actuality across four themes– forestry, smart water systems, agriculture, and energy. The Platform’s project team includes experts in environmental metrics, project design, and public policy that can assist with developing and implementing projects.