Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 9, 2019 16:05:58 GMT 12
LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM MĀORI BUSINESS VALUES
In his address to the Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA) annual conference in Nelson last month, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr praised Māori businesses for their sustainable and innovative approach.
He said:“The economic practices of your tīpuna are well known to have been, and continue to be, long-term and inter-generational. Your investments aim to be values-based in the interests of your mokopuna and their mokopuna.”
With increasing public awareness of climate change, and desire to consume in more ethical ways, this comment is both relevant and timely. In Aotearoa New Zealand we have a unique cultural landscape, and the practices of Māori businesses are beginning to be recognised. Māori have been integrating circular thinking to their business culture for years, and there is much to be learnt – whether you are a business owner, or passionate about sustainability in your organisation......