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On the Cusp: New Zealand and better-faster-fairer solutions to complex social, economic and environmental issues

On the Cusp: Re-designing complex communities and institutions to flourish: Can Aotearoa New Zealand lead the way? is a new report from our collaborating associate Mary Jo (MJ) Kaplan of Kaplan Consulting. 

‘On the cusp’, produced with support from the Ākina Foundation, Foundation North, and the Centre for Social Impact, considers the opportunities for Aotearoa New Zealand to find better-faster-fairer solutions to complex social, economic and environmental issues.

“The growing social enterprise ecosystem recalibrates business as a force for good. However, social enterprise is a micro improvement. We must and can rewrite the rules for all our sectors and institutions to design system-level solutions that balance diverse human- and environmental-centered needs. The New Zealand Government’s Wellbeing Framework provides an extraordinary opportunity. Intention is a first step. The next step is to innovate how to deliver on-the-ground change to realize wellbeing. We have the resources and the talent. Do we have the will?”

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