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.

ReportingNZ 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 will undertake three surveys: (i) a survey of the CFOs of significant New Zealand companies (The 2016 Deloitte Top 200 and NZX [main board] listed companies) (ii) a survey of users of publicly available information on New Zealand organisations and (iii) a survey of the CFOs of 28 government departments. The first two surveys are in collaboration with the External Reporting Board (XRB). 

    We are currently undertaking preliminary research on New Zealand’s reporting landscape and preparing the surveys. If you are interested in talking about or contributing to these surveys, please let us know. To learn more about the other outputs of this workshop series, see the 2017 reporting surveys page.
  • GDS Index update – We are in the process of analysing the new GDSs for our 2016 Index update. The results will be published in five working papers, which will include tables and radar charts comparing GDSs with each other, across departments and across sectors, as well as research observations. For a full list of the 33 additions and 28 deletions as at 30 June 2016, see the GDS Index website.

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.