Contributing to an informed New Zealand
The overall aim of ReportingNZ is to contribute to a discussion on how to build an informed New Zealand. ReportingNZ is a McGuinness Institute policy project that began in 2016.
We aim to draw a distinction between data, information (when data tells a narrative) and knowledge (when information delivers wisdom).
When analysing reporting frameworks, we tend to view the landscape in terms of:
- information (what content, when (past, present or future focused), how (is the data produced and how reliable is it), who provided it and why was it provided),
- instruments (whether reporting is regular and in the public arena) and
- institutions (who is reporting on what).
A Near Horizon
On 28 May 2020, the McGuinness Institute, Simpson Grierson, and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) hosted A Near Horizon: Seizing the opportunities and managing the risks in the transition to net zero – The importance of climate-related financial disclosures.
This virtual roundtable discussion with Mark Carney, Adrian Orr and James Shaw heard the perspectives of some of the world’s thought leaders on climate change and finance. Learn more about the speakers and event here. Watch the recorded zoom webinar here.
See a selection of our latest research and publications related to ReportingNZ below.
Submission to NZX on Exposure Draft: NZX Corporate Governance Code Review and NZX ESG Guidance Note
Working Paper 2022/14 – Reviewing TCFD information in 2017–2021 reports of NZSX-listed companies
Submission – Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards Climate-related Disclosures: Exposure Drafts
Working Paper 2021/06 – Reviewing TCFD information in 2017–2020 Annual Reports of NZSX-listed companies
Report 17 – ReportingNZ: Building a Reporting Framework Fit for Purpose
Legal Opinion 2020/01 – Obligations on directors to report risk in New Zealand annual reports under the Companies Act 1993
Discussion Paper 2019/01 – The Climate Reporting Emergency: A New Zealand Case Study
Survey Insights: An analysis of the 2017 Extended External Reporting Surveys
Brian Fallow: When climate fight gets real (NZHerald, 5 June 2020)
Climate risk reporting set to ramp up (Newsroom, 3 June 2020)
Time for mandatory climate disclosures is now – Carney (Central Banking, 1 June 2020)
Time for mandatory TCFD reporting, says Mark Carney (Expert Investor Europe, 29 May 2020)
NZ companies, councils, not “walking talk” on climate risk (NZHerald, 23 July 2018)
Give Investors more information, New Zealand businesses told (Stuff, 13 March 2018)
Tensions between traditional and extended company reporting (BusinessDesk, 13 March 2018)