Briefing paper

Targeting net zero: a strategic framework for business action

This briefing paper provides practical and strategic guidance for how organisations can overcome some of the challenges that are preventing climate change action and how they can find ways to implement a net zero strategy.
Report

Productivity by the numbers

This report includes key productivity concepts and measures. It looks at New Zealand’s productivity trends, both the latest statistics and longer-run productivity performance, and what can be done to lift New Zealand's productivity.
Working paper

Of interest? Estimating the average interest rate on debt across firms and over time

This study uses tax data from the Longitudinal Business Database to estimate the firm-level average interest rate on liabilities.
Report

Focused innovation policy: lessons from international experience

This report explores the international evidence and experience that may help New Zealand maximise the economic contribution of their frontier firms.
Report

He Manukura: insights from Māori frontier firms

This report explores the opportunities and challenges facing Māori businesses in relation to innovating, growing and lifting productivity. It summarises the findings of in-depth interviews with 17 experienced iwi and Māori business people.
Report

Cyber security research: business survey findings

The purpose of this research was to better understand the landscape of where small businesses are at in terms of cybersecurity. In particular, awareness of cyber security, attitudes to cyber security, actions and intentions around cyber security, the extent to which small businesses are trading...
Report

Living on the edge: an anatomy of New Zealand's frontier firms

This report explores the key characteristics of firms at New Zealand’s productivity frontier through the use of Stats NZ’s Longitudinal Business Database.
Working paper

Benchmarking New Zealand's frontier firms

This study compares the relative performance of New Zealand’s firms to those economies using novel cross-country microdata from CompNet. The authors present stylised facts for New Zealand relative to the economies of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden based on average productivity levels, as well...
Report

Net-zero challenge: the supply chain opportunity

This report showcases the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains.
Report

The future of the corporation: moving from balance sheet to value sheet

This report puts forward recommendations for companies to achieve effective stakeholder governance to assist them in dealing with the impact that stakeholder capitalism might have.