Convergence Strategies

CONVERGENCE STRATEGIES AND NET-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS: NAVIGATING TODAY'S COMPLEX SECURITY LANDSCAPES AND THE GLOBAL ILLEGAL ECONOMY TO COUNTER ILLICIT TRADE AND ILLICIT MARKETS

THE WORLD IS CHANGING AT A BREATHTAKING PACE


Today’s global threat environment is characterized by convergence: the merging and blending of an ever-expanding array of illicit actors and networks. In an interconnected world, the pipelines linking these threat actors, illicit markets and networks cut across borders, infiltrate and corrupt public institutions and legitimate markets, penetrate fragile governments, and undercut the interests and security of all market stakeholders across the international community. The direct links and causal harms of these illicit actors and threats are of increasing concern in both the public and private sectors, and contribute to the booming illegal economy that supports and enables corrupt officials, criminals, terrorists, and their facilitators. 


In this globalized, networked world, the uneven application of cross-border enforcement enables illicit actors and networks to arbitrage differences in regulatory policies to extract maximum illegal profits. Policy levers activated in one country or market frequently have the undesired effect of driving crime from that country or market into another where regulation and enforcement are less stringent. The trade in illicit goods--  e.g., counterfeit and pirated goods, trafficking in arms, humans, narcotics, illegal wildlife, illegally-harvested timber, or pillaged natural resources-- and related corruption, money laundering, and criminally-facilitated services behave much like a tide as it crosses oceans, crashing around obstacles, seeking cracks in the levees, converging with other flows, and flooding anywhere that is not protected. 

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                         In a world of converging threats – where various threats collide to form a more potent mix of insecurity globally; each is individually dangerous but whose sum represents a far greater threat across borders. 


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The reality is thus one where there is no country, industry, company or community that remains untouched by the destabilizing effects of converging geopolitical forces, transnational security threats, webs of corruption and criminality, market shocks and volatility, and the unpredictability of natural disasters and climate change.  


In managing today's complex challenges and risks, public and private sector stakeholders will need assurance and a firmer grasp on the magnitude of cross-border converging threats and their impact on markets, industries, and businesses, as well as better understanding the enabling conditions to mitigate loss and potential harm.     



REDUCE MARKET RISKS: GAIN MARKET VALUE


Luna Global Networks is an international consultancy and strategic advisory services network providing pragmatic advice, market intelligence, and innovative solutions to address some of today’s global security and business challenges related to cross-sectoral illicit threats and associated cross-border market risks for prospective Fortune 5000+ companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), bold and determined start-ups, inter-governmental and international organizations, courageous and committed non-profit organizations (pro bono), civil society groups, and champions for social impact and humanity. 


Key expertise centers on situational awareness, convergence trends, advanced analytics, full spectrum conveyance, consequential application, organizational transformation, market intelligence, risk management, threat mitigation, market resiliency, and business assurance to counter illicit trade and safeguard your brand integrity, market position and reputation, business niche, and long-term economic value.   


Luna Global Networks is well-prepared to help tackle among the most pressing illicit trade and governance challenges and related security threats across borders, markets, and industries through convergence strategies and tactical plans that target an illicit threat environment more holistically; net-centric partnerships (a network of networks) that harness collective action; and the designing of pragmatic training to counter illicit trade, leveraging of innovative net-centric capabilities, and the harnessing of transformative technologies that help produce greater results and more enduring solutions. 

BRINGING OUR PLANET AND HUMANITY BACK INTO BALANCE


Luna Global Networks shares a commitment to social responsibility and ethical governance approaches across diverse communities that have a positive, enduring impact in the world by doing business with the highest level of integrity, promoting sustainable development strategies that benefit our global community, protect our people and planet, and for all future generations.