Draft Long-term Insights Briefing on the future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand

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Submissions due: 24 June 2022, 5pm

Consultation is now open on a draft Long-term Insights Briefing on ‘The future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand: An exploration of 2 trends influencing productivity and wellbeing – purpose-led business and use of blockchain technology’.

About the consultation

Long-term Insights Briefings (Briefings) are a new requirement for departments under the Public Service Act 2020. They help us plan for the future and identify opportunities early. In Phase 1 your input helped us select a subject.

The MBIE Long-term Insights Briefing document below details the summary of feedback from Phase 1. The input that you provide in Phase 2 will help us to strengthen the quality of the insights in the Briefing.

Why are we interested in the future of business?

New Zealand businesses are rethinking their role, purpose and how they operate in response to global trends such as climate change, technology change and demographic change. New Zealand’s unique characteristics, strengths and enduring challenges are also influencing this shift.

There are opportunities and implications for future productivity and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealanders. There may be a role for government to help ensure the future outcomes that businesses and New Zealanders more broadly want to achieve, are aligned. 

What aspects of the future of business does the Briefing focus on?

This Briefing explores two less well-known areas of business change – growth of purpose-led business and use of blockchain technology, both with implications for future productivity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

Why we are consulting

We are keen to hear directly from New Zealanders about the content of this draft Briefing. Your feedback will help us to finalise the Briefing for submission to Parliament.

Next steps

The final Long-term Insights Briefing will be presented to the House of Representatives by the end of 2022.

How to make a submission

Submit your feedback by downloading the submission form available above. The form will need to be submitted via email to LTIB@mbie.govt.nz by 5.00 pm, 24 June 2022.

We are also planning two general information sessions on:

  • Wednesday, 25 May at 10.30 am
  • Wednesday, 15 June at 2.30 pm

If you would like to receive an invite, please email LTIB@mbie.govt.nz.

If you would like to talk to us about our Briefing you are welcome to meet with us. To set up a meeting, contact us at LTIB@mbie.govt.nz.

Last updated: 18 May 2022