Bringing the Region Together

The Council of the Great Lakes Region

The Council of the Great Lakes Region provides a binational, multi-sector forum for exchange and collaboration on the region’s key risks and opportunities. Beginning with conversations about the Region’s most critical issues, the Council encourages those with common interests to drive commitment and action through dialogue groups, research, advocacy, and programs.

We encourage collaboration on the opportunities and Challenges facing the Great Lakes Region

The region’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability demands collaborative action. We invite you to join us in confronting the most pressing economic, social, and environmental issues facing the Great Lakes region, and building the future of the region together, today.

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Shaping the Region, Together

Let's Work Together to Build a Sustainable, Prosperous Future

Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to be a participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with more than 18,000 participants across 160 countries united in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

CGLR’s commitment to strengthening the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the bi-national Great Lakes region embodies the UNGC’s vision of mobilizing a movement of companies and stakeholders to create a better world, one that is more sustainable and just.

Download and read the 2022 CGLR Communication on Engagement (COE) by clicking the button below. 

Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to be a part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies that are united by a shared commitment to provide business leadership for sustainable development in their respective countries and regions.

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Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to join the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative initiative that will unify approaches from businesses, NGOs, and governments across the entire plastics value chain in a significant step toward a realized circular economy for plastics in the United States.

As an Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact, CGLR recognizes that significant, systemwide change is imperative to accelerate a circular economy for plastics and to solve for sustainability in the Great Lakes region.

Click the button below to learn more about the U.S. Plastics Pact. 

Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to join the Canada Plastics Pact, which exists to eliminate plastic waste by accelerating and scaling the solutions that will keep plastics in the economy and out of people, animals, and the environment.

As a Partner of the Canada Plastics Pact, CGLR is joining 95+ organizations from across the plastics value chain to take meaningful steps to eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastics, redesign packaging and bolster their usage of recycled plastic.

Click the button below to learn more about the Canada Plastics Pact.