Investments & Infrastructure Working Group focuses on strengthening guidelines that aim for responsible investments and stimulating economic growth in the Arctic region.

What are our business development themes?

  • Creating guidelines that aim for responsible investments
  • Stimulating economic growth in the Arctic region

How do we work?

Our works build upon the Arctic Investment Protocol, originally a product of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic. Since 2017, the Arctic Investment Protocol has been institutionalized with the AEC.

The goal of the guidelines listed in the Arctic Investment Protocol is to provide information on who to consult when investing in a specific field and/or region in the Arctic. Arctic businesses, local people and communities as well as financial institutions have participated in the creation and review of these guidelines.

The Arctic is full of untapped potential

Part of the AEC Investments & Infrastructure Working Group’s aim is to increase understanding that the Arctic is not a region with limited economic growth potential but can provide significant opportunities. The Working Group also focuses on how different funding options can serve the region and how the Arctic can attract growth capital.

The work of the Investments & Infrastructure Working Group is led by Mr. Timo Räikkönen, Executive Vice President, Urban Development and Design Services, at Destia Group.