Our investment thesis

Why an investment thesis for Pacific RISE

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. The focus is not to conduct an in-depth analysis of the future of the Pacific. We are 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 are 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 info@pacificrise.org.


Our investment thesis online 

If you are interested in finding out more about the development of the investment thesis then Keith Tuckwell, Pacific RISE development specialist has authored a Coffey insight piece.  Read about the genesis of the investment thesis and what is happening next.

Pacific RISE has also developed a series of videos linked to the investment thesis.  Joy Anderson (Criterion Institute and Pacific RISE’s lead on the investment thesis development) recorded several short videos covering topics related to the investment thesis, including an example of one of the five themes of the thesis, Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.