Over the past 5 years Pacific RISE has worked with so many amazing partners to connect Pacific social enterprises with investment and fund technical support to businesses to become investment ready. Pacific RISE applied a gender lens on investment approach to all initiatives, and along with partner Criterion Institute advanced the understanding and application of gender lens investing (GLI) in the region.  

Pacific RISE has developed tools for investors and financial intermediaries to think more deeply about the power dynamic between the different parties in making deals, that their internal processes in shaping deals or even where they invest can have a deep impact. We have started conversations about building better financial vehicles for the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and invited our partners to think creatively about the future of investing in the Pacific. And possibly most importantly we have, in a small way, helped shine a light on some of the incredible work that entrepreneurs, organisations, intermediaries and businesses are doing in Pacific countries. See more of our publications and research here 

This website will continue to be a resource for those interested in learning more about investing in the Pacific and some of the lessons learned along the way. None of this would have been possible without key partners Criterion Institute and Pacific Trade and Invest Australia and funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.   

For more information about Pacific RISE please contact keith.tuckwell@tetratech.com