Trust

Nurtured right, trust can continue to be among our greatest assets for enduring prosperity and resilience in New Zealand’s journey towards a more sustainable future. 

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Josephine Cutfield

Advantage champion

Josephine Cutfield advises on food and landscapes policy at WWF-UK with a focus on restoring nature in food production and tackling commodity-driven deforestation. Born and raised in Auckland, Josephine moved to London in 2019 to study an M.Sc in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. Her research explored the dynamics of learning and consensus-building among key stakeholders in New Zealand’s climate debate. She is passionate about building strong communities to drive positive environmental change in New Zealand and abroad.

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Innovation Policy 2.0 – Opportunities for an Economy at 2 metres

By Dr Anna Berka7th of September 2020

As the national election comes into view, we find ourselves once again in a 2 meter economy, and continue to rip through billions of dollars in public stimulus, depleting government…

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A Truly Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery

By Geoff Simmons27th of May 2020

To paraphrase the saying – are we wasting a crisis?  With $20b still in the Government’s kitty, it is too soon to tell. But with $30b spent, there isn’t much…

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New New Zealand

By Dr Mike Joy10th of April 2020

It is clear to ecologists, and many others that this COVID-19 pandemic is not a one off ‘bolt from the blue’. Rather it is a symptom of our over-exploitation of…

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Rethinking Growth Part Two

By Lindsay Wood27th of February 2020

Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a physically finite planet is either mad, or an economist –  Kenneth Boulding If you’ve read the NZ Productivity Commission’s milestone 2018 report Low-emissions…

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Rethinking Growth Part One

By Lindsay Wood27th of February 2020

Under the banner The systems that got us here have failed, acclaimed business commentator Rod Oram recently shared his insightful stock-take on many things, and lamented,  Too often we can’t…

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Re-thinking money and business

By Barry Coates2nd of September 2019

A roadmap towards sustainable finance For too long finance has been primarily about returns and risks. The ethics of how the funding is used have often been considered irrelevant. This…

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3/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles (Pt.1 & Pt.2). …

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2/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles. Part Two: The…

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1/3 – Can New Zealanders keep flying and reduce their carbon footprint?

By Paul Callister18th of June 2019

Paul Callister and Wallace Rae consider, one of New Zealand’s emissions elephants in the room – aviation – and share views in this series of three articles. Part One: The…

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A Nod to NZ: What can we make of the advice from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

By John Lang22nd of May 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) spoke firmly: the UK should legislate as soon as possible for a net zero economy by 2050. When the target is set in concrete,…

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It’s high time to rethink low carbon innovation policy in New Zealand

By Dr Anna Berka21st of May 2019

New Zealand’s ability to build domestic clean technology industries and respond effectively to climate change is handicapped by a deep-seated rigid notion that low carbon innovation can come about on…

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