August 30, 2023

Pacific RISE is using an investment thesis to engage with investors and broaden the sense of possibilities about what types of opportunities exist in the Pacific. Pacific RISE is focusing on particular trends and ideas for the future which will entice investors into thinking differently about the Pacific.

The investment thesis was launched and first road-tested with investors at SOCAP in September, 2017. Since then it has been updated to reflect feedback from those investors.The six trends we they exploring are:

  1. Resilience in the face of climate change
  2. Value chains producing unique quality
  3. Capturing expanding value in the informal sector
  4. Political stability shaped by geographic position
  5. Strength in the domestic labour and purchasing power
  6. Connected efficiently through tech and transport

Each future has been informed with a gender lens, drawing on knowledge of gender patterns in the Pacific context and culture. Investors can engage with the investment thesis by emailing

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