The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute is a Wellington based non-partisan think tank working towards a sustainable future, contributing strategic foresight through evidence-based research and policy analysis.
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Inspiring Stories launch Future Fund campaign

Inspiring Stories launch Future Fund campaign

Today Inspiring Stories CEO and the 2015 young New Zealander of the Year, Guy Ryan, launched the Future Fund. The Future Fund campaign aims to fundraise $1,000,000 to provide seed funding grants and tailored support for young social entrepreneurs in New Zealand. The fund will be governed by the board of Inspiring Stories, with the help of three independent...
The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s opportunity for social entrepreneurs

The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s opportunity for social entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Philippines trip for social entrepreneurs. The five successful applicants will take part in an eight-day programme from 29 November to 8 December 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for five New Zealand social entrepreneurs to connect with and explore the Philippines’ social entrepreneur scene in the...
Connect with TalentNZ

Connect with TalentNZ

Throughout the month of August, the Institute has showcased the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives by featuring one initiative each day. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect, with seven initiatives per work-stream, making 28 initiatives in total. The Menu focuses on how best to identify and distribute tools for councils,...
TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 9 Out Today!

TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 9 Out Today!

In this issue we share our observations and insights from the World Future Society conference in San Francisco as well as books and articles that were recommended at the conference. We provide an update on the TalentNZ Journal: Grow talent edition and showcase what others are doing to build a talent-based economy. If you would...
TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 7. Manage logistics by aligning people, data, products and services

TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 7. Manage logistics by aligning people, data, products and services

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect. Today we are showcasing ‘Connect 7. Manage logistics by aligning people, data, products and servicese’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website....
TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 6. Create an online presence

TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 6. Create an online presence

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect. Today we are showcasing ‘Connect 6. Create an online presence’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an...
The Civics and Media Project Workshop One: What is happening with civics and news media in New Zealand?

The Civics and Media Project Workshop One: What is happening with civics and news media in New Zealand?

New Zealand ranks highly when compared internationally in terms of governmental transparency, media freedom and civic engagement. However, our media landscape is in a state of flux and our voter turnout is in decline, and the impacts of these changes on our nation’s culture must be monitored. Business, civil society and government must have the tools...
TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 5. Create hubs

TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 5. Create hubs

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect. Today we are showcasing ‘Connect 5. Create hubs’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an organisation or...
TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 4. Embrace diaspora

TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 4. Embrace diaspora

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect. Today we are showcasing ‘Connect 4. Embrace diaspora’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an organisation or...
Introducing The Civics and Media Project

Introducing The Civics and Media Project

New Zealand’s civil society, businesses and branches of government all need to be armed with the appropriate tools to respond to the complex and changing needs of the media landscape in the future. The Civics and Media Project consists of three workshops and accompanying discussion papers, which will examine whether citizens and communities have the...
TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 3. Create twinning opportunities

TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives – Connect 3. Create twinning opportunities

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect. Today we are showcasing ‘Connect 3. Create twinning opportunities’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an organisation...
World Future Society Conference – Sun's Reflections

World Future Society Conference – Sun’s Reflections

After the WFS conference in July we decided to each write blog posts describing the sessions we attended. You can read Hannah’s reflections and our observations from the master classes we attended here. To find out more about the conference see our website. Wendy is currently on her sabbatical and will prepare her contribution for the September issue...