Business Wire

Investable Universe Launches Provocative Polar Futures Media Series

Share

The real assets news site Investable Universe announces the launch of Polar Futures, a media series that examines the eight-nation Arctic region’s growing geopolitical importance and its potential for attracting hundreds of billions of dollars in direct investment to develop the region and its bounty of natural resources.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210922005180/en/

Institutional investors, pension funds and other investors are eyeing the potential of developing infrastructure, shipping, logistics, telecommunications, mining, aquaculture and marine resources and of incubating technologies that aid the transition to renewable energy.

Additionally, new trans-Arctic shipping lanes made more accessible by climate change will focus competing political and military interests on the polar zone.

Nuanced insights from pivotal figures

Against this fluid strategic backdrop, the weekly newsletter and podcast series, curated by editor-in-chief Rebecca Engmann Darst, will feature interviews with pivotal figures in the Arctic discourse, including:

  • Greenlandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Business and Climate Pele Broberg, on Greenland’s political atmosphere and the new government’s priorities for independence, social welfare and environmental protection
  • Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, who was Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials during Iceland’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2019 to 2021, on Iceland’s role on the council and its recent transition of leadership to Russia
  • Leslie Canavera, CEO of PolArctic LLC, an Alaska Native-owned small business, and Chair of the Arctic Economic Council Blue Economy Working Group, on the challenges and opportunities for AI models to support Arctic business and environmental sustainability
  • Mac McHale, CRO of Alaskan telecommunications developer Quintillion and a 30-year veteran of broadband development, on the obstacles and potential of the U.S. Arctic telecom infrastructure buildout and how the region offers a test case not only for rugged Earth environments but also for space
  • Anne Kirstine Hermann, a Danish journalist and the author of the new book Imperiets Børn (Children of the Empire), on the legacy of Denmark’s compulsory integration of Greenland in the 1950s, the role of the United Nations and how these complex historical and cultural relationships might affect current and future Arctic development.

The series also will include insights about the roles of Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden in the rapidly evolving Arctic zone.

Subscribers will gain exclusive access to nuanced transnational views of the polar investment and geopolitical landscape through a weekly newsletter and podcast interviews with guests from across the diplomatic, media and entrepreneurial spectrum.

Will globalization and climate change spur great-power rivalry in the Arctic?

Noting that research from the Council on Foreign Relations examined the Arctic as a potential site for “the return of great-power rivalry”[1] amid the challenges of globalization and climate change, Darst believes that the Arctic North will be the nexus of a number of conflicts and opportunities in the twenty-first century.

“The polar region’s strategic value is hard to overstate. It holds vast natural and mineral resources and is developing new and high-tech industries in parallel to those riches. Yet in the region, there’s also an intricate tapestry of historical and cultural factors that are rarely discussed on a global level. We will delve unflinchingly into all of them in the newsletter and podcast,” says Darst.

Subscribe to the Polar Futures newsletter and podcast bundle at www.investableuniverse.com/polarfutures.

About Investable Universe

Trofast Media’s Investable Universe provides leading edge insights into investment in real assets, the global “market of things” that spans traditional investments and emerging technologies on earth and in space.

Learn more at InvestableUniverse.com.

[1] https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/whats-stake-rising-competition-arctic

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Rebecca Darst, Editor
+1 203 614.9027
Editor@InvestableUniverse.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

China is Flying High Again: Cirium Survey Shows Remarkable Consumer Confidence for a Travel Restart21.10.2021 04:00:00 CEST | Press release

Chinese travelers are leading the airline travel recovery, with 96% intending to travel, according to a new survey by Cirium, the aviation analytics company. 81% of respondents say they plan to fly at least once within the next 12 months and 50% plan to fly by this autumn. Of those planning to travel, 73% stated it was for leisure with only 24% planning business travel. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211020005941/en/ Cirium's new Traveler Intelligence Report reveals China is flying high again. (Graphic: Business Wire) The pent-up demand is also reflected in China’s passenger traffic, which is showing signs of a strong recovery. As of September 2021, China traffic was at 87% of 2019 levels — way ahead the rest of Asia (42%). The survey revealed that two thirds (66%) of Chinese travelers have taken a domestic flight since the start of the pandemic. Cirium schedules data reveal domestic travel in Q4 is primed to

Ricardo Wins Riyadh Air Quality Contract21.10.2021 01:01:00 CEST | Press release

World-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company Ricardo will be continuing to provide key air quality monitoring and data analysis in the Middle East with a new three-year agreement. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211020005973/en/ Ricardo signs Riyadh Air Quality Contract (Photo: Business Wire) Working in collaboration with air monitoring equipment supplier, Envirozone LLC, Ricardo will quality assure, audit and ratify data from a world class monitoring network in Saudi Arabia’s capital for the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC). Ricardo’s Air Quality and Environment Practice Director, Sean Christiansen said: “This new contract cements Ricardo’s business in Saudi Arabia; continuing to work with Envirozone LLC on behalf of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, our teams of experts will be delivering a leading edge, sustainable solution in support of the city’s ambitions for continu

Conviva Announces Streaming Platform Expansion Solving Audience Measurement Challenges Globally20.10.2021 20:00:00 CEST | Press release

Conviva, the continuous measurement platform for streaming media, today announces the availability of its technology and real-time data to enable end-to-end advertising audience measurement for its publisher customers and their ecosystem partners. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211020005928/en/ Conviva's streaming platform expansion delivers purpose-built technology and real-time data to enable end-to-end advertising audience measurement for publisher customers and their ecosystem partners. (Grapic: Business Wire) Conviva’s global streaming audience measurement technology promises to deliver unique, innovative, and industry-changing solutions based on: Session-level and census-level measurement Antiquated third-party web technologies like beacons, logs, pixels or outdated and inaccurate panel methodologies are incapable of dealing with today’s complex device fragmentation. Conviva’s Stream Sensor™ provides co

Developing Telecoms: A Green Road to a Greener Future: MTN at BWS 202120.10.2021 18:00:00 CEST | Press release

Developing Telecoms reported that lowering carbon emissions has become an increasing priority for the largest players in the telecoms sector due to the role that ICT can play in helping other industries decarbonizes. At the Better World Summit for Green ICT held at Huawei’s Innovation Lab in Dubai, various speakers explored how the ICT industry will be able to facilitate a greener society – and why this was particularly important in emerging markets regions, including Africa. MTN Group executive, Chief Procurement Officer Dirk Karl took the stage to discuss how operators had a role to play in emerging markets. Karl described this beyond simply the purpose of business – operators have responsibility to enable everyone the benefits of a modern, connected life, and MTN is still deploying and densifying networks in Africa. “Our work is not just about flourishing the business – it has a purpose, and this was proven under COVID, of being system-relevant to our wider economies in order to con

Verimatrix Announces Third Quarter 2021 Revenue20.10.2021 17:45:00 CEST | Press release

Regulatory News: Verimatrix (Paris:VMX) today announced its revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. Amedeo D’Angelo, Chairman and CEO, commented: “During the third quarter, we executed the implementation of our accelerated shift toward a subscription-based business, including through SaaS offerings. It included further developing the go-to-market strategy as well as reviewing organization and expenses to ensure we are spending and investing in alignment with our strategy. At the same time, we continue to expand our cloud-based offerings, as illustrated with the release of the Verimatrix Multi-DRM Core service earlier in 2021. Verimatrix is experiencing continuous growth of its SaaS business, as illustrated with the sequential growth of the ARR, even though products and offerings have not yet been changed to be subscription-only and “cloud first.” This growth should be further supported by new SaaS products going live throughout 2022. Additionally, the shift in our contr

NetApp Simplifies and Speeds Digital Transformation for Customers Through Deep, Industry-Leading Public Cloud Relationships20.10.2021 17:00:00 CEST | Press release

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced continued growth and momentum helping organizations unlock the best of cloud at less cost, through its collaboration with the world’s three largest public clouds. NetApp’s expansion in the cloud has been driven by customers and supported by these partnerships, accelerating NetApp’s public cloud services’ customer and financial growth by bringing its leading CloudOps and ITOps solutions to existing and new addressable customers. Furthering its investment in the cloud, NetApp acquired Data Mechanics in early fiscal year (FY)’22, and this month announced the intent to acquire CloudCheckr to bolster the Spot by NetApp portfolio’s existing continuous cloud optimization capabilities. This growth, driven by NetApp’s ONTAP data management software, which provides high-performance shared storage for file and block workloads, has propelled the native integration of NetApp’s cloud file services into each of

NetApp Expands Hybrid Cloud Solutions Portfolio to Unlock Best of Cloud20.10.2021 17:00:00 CEST | Press release

Today at INSIGHT 2021, NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced new additions and enhanced capabilities across its hybrid cloud portfolio to help organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and accelerate digital transformation. Delivering new secure ways to consume and operate data services on-premises and in the cloud, NetApp hybrid cloud solutions make it simpler for enterprise customers to put their data to work — wherever and whenever they need it. As the only solutions provider with native integrations for the world’s largest public clouds, NetApp’s industry leading ONTAP® software continues to serve as the foundation for hybrid cloud. With the latest release of ONTAP, NetApp is introducing enhanced protection against ransomware, expanded data management capabilities, and NVMe/TCP support for accelerated performance. The company is also announcing new digital wallet capabilities for NetApp Cloud Manager and enhanced data services f