Wendy McGuinness

Current Boards and Other Enterprises Owner and Editor of the McGuinness Institute (previously Sustainable Future Institute), 2004–present Joint owner of McGuinness and Associates, a risk management and strategic planning consultancy service, 1990–2009 Board member of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, 2006–present Member of the Women's Leaders Lunches, 2010–present
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The changing purpose of tertiary education

In response to a Government request, the Productivity Commission is currently undertaking an inquiry into ‘new models of tertiary education’. At a time when the technological and social climate is changing so rapidly that our current model is struggling to keep up, this inquiry presents...
Journal article

Civitas: aligning technological and sociological transformation

Cïvitäs plays out in the real world in terms of how we work together as a family, a tribe, a community, a country and as stewards of the planet. Success or failure can be judged by how well we are managing, or not managing, a...

An overview of genetic modification in New Zealand 1973-2013: the first forty years

This report argues that strategically, New Zealand is no further ahead on public policy regarding outdoor use of GMOs than it was when the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification reported its findings in 2001. It considers New Zealand is less equipped to make a strategic...

An overview of genetic modification in New Zealand 1973-2013: the first forty years

This report describes New Zealand’s approach to managing the risks of genetic modification forty years on from its invention. It documents how government, Crown research institutes, industry and society responded to a new policy issue and makes recommendations as to the way forward.
Working paper

New Zealand King Salmon: was it a good decision for New Zealand?

Think Piece: (15 March 2013). On 22 February 2013, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) published the Board of Inquiry’s final report and decision on New Zealand King Salmon’s (NZKS) application to establish nine new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds. The Board approved four of...