Partnerships are a critical component of the Blue Accounting initiative. 

Initiative Leaders

Through a partnership between the Great Lakes Commission and The Nature Conservancy, and in collaboration with federal, state, provincial and private sector organizations, Blue Accounting brings the right information to the right people at the right time to support efforts to sustain and enhance the Great Lakes. The Blue Accounting information system builds upon both organizations’ legacies of bringing together leaders to solve the most pressing problems facing the basin.


Blue Accounting receives funding support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

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Collaborative Groups

Each Blue Accounting issue is supported by a collaborative group of key experts and stakeholders. These collaborators are critical Blue Accounting partners, informing information management around the issues and delivering relevant information through the Blue Accounting platform. Visit the Blue Accounting issue pages to learn who is involved with each pilot issue: