BERL’s pro bono programme focuses on meaningful contributions to issues affecting Aotearoa. One path of the programme is supporting staff to use their research and analysis skills for the benefit of the wider community. Another path is through supporting our partners.
Development

A series that shares the common themes that were discussed at our green pro bono focus groups.

People

Our final article in our pro-bono series on kaupapa, accountability, and value takes a look back.

People

The final theme in our series looking at how purpose, accountability, trust, and value can be more explicitly communicated and understood.

People

By building kōrero and listening to the whakaaro of experts we intend to unpack challenges and highlight opportunities to address inequality.

People

150,000 children in Aotearoa today are experiencing material hardship. We’ve got a long way to go to make our nation a great place to bring up children.

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.

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.