The overall aim of ReportingNZ is to contribute to a discussion on how to build an informed society. ReportingNZ is a McGuinness Institute policy project that began in 2016 and is a major part of our 2017 work programme.

Work programme for 2017
Extended external reporting in New Zealand – We have begun a research project exploring the current and future landscape of reporting in New Zealand and the usefulness of corporate reporting for decision making. We are undertaking two surveys: (i) a survey of the CFOs of significant New Zealand companies (The 2016 Deloitte Top 200 and NZX [main board] listed companies), which has been sent to all CFOs, and (ii) a users survey, which was open from May–August 2017. Both surveys are in collaboration with the External Reporting Board (XRB).

To learn more about the outputs of this research series, see the 2017 reporting surveys page.

About the three policy projects
The McGuiness Institute developed three interlinking policy projects that stem from our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight; hence, ForesightNZStrategyNZ and ReportingNZ. Each policy project is concerned with a set of tools and frameworks that shape and drive public policy. Our three policy projects highlight that the principles of foresight, strategy, and reporting must align if we want New Zealand to develop durable, robust and forward-looking public policy. We separate policy projects from research projects to emphasise that these three sets of tools and frameworks transcend and differ from the significant issues facing New Zealand. For a full explanation, go to the About page on the McGuinness Institute website.

If you have any enquiries about this project, please email reportingnz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.