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Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform

Panel Recap

  • Date:  4 October 2021
  • Source: CounterpointeSRE

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers 2021 Leadership Summit, a conference dedicated to economic and environmental issues facing the Great Lakes region, included a discussion of The Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform moderated by Michigan State Treasurer, Rachael Eubanks. The platform features C-PACE as a tool for impact investment.

C-PACE is an important component of economic development, resiliency climate planning for most cities, which is why CounterpointeSRE’s Michele Pitale M.D. was on hand to showcase a number of completed projects at the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (GSGP) 2021 Leadership Summit. PACE is a feature of the Great Lakes Investment Platform, which was discussed in the panel presentation available below, but the summit also served to highlight a series of resolutions and ambitious actions sought by members.

GSGP initiatives addressed a five-year maritime action plan, invasive species, international trade and the Great Lakes Investment Platform itself.

The Great Lakes Investment Platform is designed to encourage environmentally sustainable economic growth in the Great Lakes States and Provinces. See the regional impact investment sheet here.

Membership in the GSGP includes the below leaders.  We’ve taken the opportunity to put a little + sign for those representing a state with C-PACE.


  • Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin +
  • Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio +
  • Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
  • Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York +
  • Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana
  • François Legault, Premier of Québec
  • JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois +
  • Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota +
  • Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan +
  • Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania +

Recorded Webinar

In case you missed it, CounterpointeSRE’s Michele Pitale MD participated in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Leadership Summit, where she discussed C-PACE as a catalyst for impact investment in the region. Dr. Pitale’s talk starts at the 24:20 mark.