The Bryan Philpott Research Foundation funds and publishes studies by BERL staff and partner stakeholders. These studies aim to tackle the numerous wero facing 21st century Aotearoa.
Development

This green pro bono study asks what a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand looks like for communities.

People

Following on from our exploration of kaupapa-led organisations, we ask how accountability and trust contribute to social licence and organisational resilience.

People

Low interest rates, increasing unemployment and reduced risk appetites for lending are creating an environment to grow wealth inequality.

Development

As part of BERL’s pro-bono mahi, we are taking a deeper look at how the kaupapa of organisations may be more explicitly communicated and understood.

People

“Prime Minister, if avoided deaths are expected to number less than 10,000, then it would be best to hold off on the lockdown and avoid a draconian loss of GDP.”

Development

With nearly 50 years at BERL, we ask our kaumātua to collect some of his thoughts, reflections and recollections in this podcast series.

People

How do organisations communicate their kaupapa or purpose, how do they demonstrate their accountability, and in what ways do they measure value?

Development

Economics should not be seen as finance and business - but could it be seen as kaitiakitanga o taonga?

Development

Discussion on freshwater uses that could reasonably incur a resource rental, reflecting a value that is economically justified.

Development

Should we charge for freshwater? If so what are the necessary conditions to be able to charge for it?

Development

New Zealand freshwater withdrawals increased dramatically between 1980 and 2010, how and why?

People

BERL and the Helen Clark Foundation are excited to announce our partnership with the launch of a think-piece.

Development

Part two in our series on freshwater asks what is our annual freshwater quota in the global context?

Development

Part one in a series asks if business should have the same rights to access water as individuals.  Who gets the benefits?

People

Our annual Wānanga held on 5 September with over 40 guests in attendance. The kaupapa was value or values, money or mana.

People

Observations from Robin Hapi, Chair of Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) Wānanga 2019.

People

BERL Wānanga are designed for korero to confront and challenge the ‘business-as-usual’ mindset.

People

The application of economics has left us with severe costs and embedded poverty in otherwise prosperous countries.