Jason Shoebridge, CE
“NZIER’s success is built on the expertise, experience, and relationships of its people. To succeed we need to recruit and retain the best people we can and to do this we must commit to a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity. We are working to reflect this in our policies and processes, starting last year with improving our parental leave and other leave benefits. It is not only the right thing to do, it is good business sense.
NZIER has a kaupapa of educating and informing the debate on the significant economic and policy issues confronting Aotearoa New Zealand. Issues of inclusion, diversity and equity have economic impacts on New Zealand, in areas as diverse as labour force participation, health outcomes and our ability to support our ageing population. Similarly, economic events and policy have distributional impacts that directly affect equity. Through the thought leadership and research, we do as part of our Public Good Programme, we will continue to bring these issues to the attention of New Zealanders with the aim of benefitting all New Zealanders.”