A growing agenda
Here you'll find links to articles, reports and pieces of news that we've spotted that show the breadth and growth of the social agenda in New Zealand and right around the world - a growing library of content that we hope you'll find useful:
Formula 1 team Williams aims for climate-positive 2030
13 October 2021: One of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, Williams Racing, has made global news with its declaration to commit to be climate positive by 2030. Williams has launched a comprehensive Sustainability Strategy and series of initiatives to tackle key environmental and societal challenges facing motorsport, global sport and the planet.
If they can do it, anyone can: See more detail here
Draft NZ Infrastructure Strategy released
13 October 2021: The draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy has been released: a document that envisions infrastructure enabling greater accessibility in our cities and affordable housing, resilient and connected regions, a productive workforce, a clean environment and zero-carbon economy.
It's great to see much more specificity of goals and objectives for achieving public good in infrastructure, which moves well beyond a general reference to broader outcomes.
For more information: See more detail here
Many useful tips for business from Te Ao Māori
27 September 2021: As the movement to engage more people in business strategy and action continues to grow around us, this article gives us a useful reminder a) that many of the concepts the government seeks to bring to the fore have existed for generations within te ao Māori, and b) they can "teach us how to manage and grow organisations in sustainable ways that benefit the wider community" to the tangible benefit of business and the communities they serve..
Well worth a read: Read the article here
IPCC report published: global warming accelerating
10 August 2021: The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its latest report; it's first update on the science of climate change since 2013.
Key findings of the report include the statement that 'global surface temperature will continue to increase until at least the mid-century under all emissions scenarios considered. Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades.'
If you’re looking for a copy of the IPCC report, see here
Or if you'd prefer to view the IPCC press release, click here:
Let us know if you’re looking to galvanise your staff into taking action in a meaningful way that aligns with your business model - we can help you to take meaningful action.
Climate Change Commission advice published
9 June 2021: Ināia tonu nei, The Climate Change Commission's advice to the NZ Government on climate action, has been tabled. Quite possibly the most important document we'll read over the next few years to 2050, as it will affect so much around us.
The report is now available on the Commission's website.
Read the full report
Infrastructure for a Better Future
We’re facing serious problems like climate change, unaffordable homes, congested cities and pipes. Although we’re building more infrastructure, there are limits to how much we can spend. It is expensive and it requires skills that are in demand. There are rules and regulations at also affect what can be done.
The Infrastructure Strategy will help to create an infrastructure system that gets the best results for all New Zealanders both now and well into the future. But to get it right we need your help.
Read more by downloading the full report
AKINA's final report for The Impact Initiative published
15 recommendations to the Government about how to accelerate positive impact in our economy through procurement, investment, measurement, and social enterprise.
MBIE Broader Outcomes weightings rise to 20%
Anyone doubting the rise and rise of the Broader Outcomes in NZ procurement should see the latest All of Government RFPs to see that that the Broader Outcomes are now weighted at 20% of the overall non-price total mark.
NZ Infrastructure Commission publish Lifting Our Gaze
EY was commissioned to explore the role of infrastructure investment as a catalyst for delivering wider public outcomes for New Zealand.
This report finds that consideration of broader social outcomes will require a concerted effort by Government procuring agencies, the construction industry and the wider infrastructure community. It also examines the shift in mindset required to consider infrastructure investment from a pan-Government perspective – including to challenge current Budget and business case processes.
A decent roadmap for an indecent world
This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) published Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Industry. The roadmap lays out “a narrow but still achievable” set of policies, investments and innovations that by 2050 would restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius from the 1990 base level. The study has been produced at the request of the British Government, as it prepares to host the COP26 conference in Glasgow this November, the latest in a long series of meetings designed to achieve concerted action on climate change.
The roadmap is a rigorous piece of work and deserves to be studied carefully by climate sceptics as well as climate activists. And theoretically it delivers the goods – or at least it shows how they might be delivered:
Living Standards Framework
The Treasury’s perspective on what matters for New Zealanders’ wellbeing, now and into the future - the foundation for many initiatives, systems, and procurement processes: