CGLR’s policy research and programs address regional concerns and strive to encourage regional collaboration, provide evidence to be used in regional decision-making, and offer concrete and practical solutions. CGLR works to integrate the economic and environmental agendas of the region. Research and programs are undertaken by working groups and are led by CGLR members.
The sustainability of the region’s economic systems and sectors has never been in sharper focus for consumers, government decision-makers, and environmental NGOs. CGLR’s overarching Business & Sustainability Program is convening industry stakeholders and building business support for a healthy Great Lakes ecosystem and regional economy by providing a platform that enables trusting relationships to be formed, knowledge and experience to be shared, and collaborative solutions and actions to be fostered.
Under the Business & Sustainability Program umbrella, CGLR develops and implements issue-specific programming and projects, such as those listed below, that support business engagement to inform the socioeconomic and environmental strategies, policies, and solutions that strengthen the region’s sustainability and competitiveness.