Sustainable Business Council executive director Abbie Reynolds, fresh off meeting with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, shares learnings from her meeting - and what New Zealand companies are doing that other organisations around the world could emulate.
The new Government budget has a distinct focus on wellbeing (social, natural and human, in addition to financial), rather than just raw economic numbers. Among those areas being addressed is social inequality – of which reducing child poverty is a key focus.
Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it. Here's a look at how the Ngā Tangata Microfinance Trust is helping those on low incomes get access to safe, fair and affordable credit.
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield - in New Zealand for IBM Think - chats with Idealog about what role small nations like New Zealand can play in space exploration and the space industry, how technology is changing space exploration, how private businesses are disrupting things, a technology that has really surprised him, and more.