The Industry Leadership Board (ILB) for North America


The Industry Leadership Board (ILB) for North America, part of the Global Center for Risk and Innovation (GCRI), embodies a forward-thinking approach to shaping the future of the industry within this highly innovative and economically diverse region. ILB-North America is committed to driving sustainable industrial growth that leverages technological advancements, addresses environmental concerns, and fosters economic prosperity across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


  • Technology Pioneers from Silicon Valley to Waterloo, who bring insights from the forefront of digital innovation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

  • Environmental Sustainability Advocates focused on integrating green technologies and sustainable practices within industrial operations to combat climate change and promote circular economy models.

  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain Experts who ensure the resilience and efficiency of North American supply chains, emphasizing ethical sourcing and digitalization.

  • Policy and Regulatory Specialists adept at navigating the complex regulatory landscape of North America, promoting policies that support innovation while ensuring public safety and environmental protection.

  • Economic Development Strategists who work to bolster economic growth through industrial innovation, supporting both established industries and startups.


  • Innovation and Digital Transformation: Encouraging the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance productivity, competitiveness, and innovation.

  • Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship: Championing sustainable industrial practices that reduce environmental impact and promote long-term ecological balance.

  • Supply Chain Resilience: Strengthening North American supply chains through strategic partnerships, technological solutions, and diversification of supply sources.

  • Policy Advocacy and Regulatory Compliance: Shaping industry-friendly policies that also safeguard public interests, ensuring industries stay ahead of regulatory changes.

  • Workforce Development and Skill Enhancement: Investing in education and training programs to equip the workforce with the skills needed for the future of work in a rapidly evolving industrial landscape.


  • Strategic Alignment with Global Standards: Ensuring North American industries align with and contribute to the development of global standards, facilitating international trade and cooperation.

  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: Fostering collaboration across different sectors to drive innovation, share best practices, and tackle common challenges through a unified approach.

  • Engagement with Stakeholders: Actively engaging with stakeholders including governments, academia, industry associations, and the public to ensure inclusive and sustainable industrial growth.

  • Facilitating International Partnerships: Building bridges with counterparts across the globe to enhance knowledge exchange, technology transfer, and access to global markets.


ILB-North America is dedicated to pioneering advancements in industrial practices, technology, and sustainability across the continent. By harnessing North America's technological leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to sustainability, we aim to lead by example in transforming industries to be more innovative, environmentally responsible, and socially inclusive, contributing to global industrial progress and prosperity.

ILB-North America envisions a future where the region leads in sustainable, innovative, and inclusive industrial development. Through its strategic initiatives, ILB-North America aims to ensure that North American industries not only thrive in the global marketplace but also contribute positively to societal well-being, environmental sustainability, and economic resilience.

By leveraging its unique position, expertise, and collaborative model, ILB-North America seeks to inspire a new era of industrial leadership that is characterized by innovation, sustainability, and global competitiveness, ensuring a prosperous future for the region and its people.

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