The value to business of working with artists

Tūrangawaewae talks to the place we are from and to where we want to live. Who does not want to feel empowered and connected? To making a positive contribution? The opportunity to work with our Artist Community provides access to secure attraction and retention, creativity, innovation and collaboration.

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InsightsBrian Steele
What’s concerning us : Part 2. UN SDG 8 – Work and Growth

This is the second in a series of articles on what is concerning us. We have widened the title scope from “investors” to “us” given we are all stakeholders in the outcomes.  In each article we concentrate on major issues that companies can positively impact. The United Nations Sustainability Goals “UN SDGs” provide the Framework that Giddy Up has adopted to assist companies meet their Social License to Operate. In our first article we addressed Reducing Inequalities. This time its Work and Growth.

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InsightsBrian Steele
Who invests in the investors?

Social enterprise is a new way of doing business that’s taking hold in communities all over the world. Social enterprises are basically businesses, but instead of exclusively focusing on profit, they focus on investing in communities and causes.

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ConnectorsBrian Steele
The Circular Economy

The circular economy seeks to understand true cost and to recognise value throughout the supply chain. Following the circular trade winds, ships moved cargo from places of abundance to scarcity. The circular economy follows this pattern and aims to share the upside and reduce if not eliminate waste.

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InsightsBrian Steele
The Gift Trust

There are more than 27,000 charities in New Zealand. This is great - it shows that many Kiwis have great intentions, and are making considerations to give back to their communities. On the other hand, this can create a problem for potential donors: if you want to give money to charity, how do you find the right one?

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ConnectorsBrian Steele
Blurring the lines between business and charity

We tend to divide things into buckets. Some activities are charitable, others are commercial. But in reality, the lines between these things are a lot murkier than they first appear. Businesses don’t have to spend every single resource on their bottom line, and charitable activity can benefit from some solid commercial acumen.

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BrandsBrian Steele
Social License to Operate

No business operates in isolation. We all need suppliers, staff, financiers and customers. We impact on our communities. What we do matters not just to us but to many others. In my many years in business in a range of capacities I have met no one who really met the caricature capitalist who wanted only freedom to do whatever they wanted and only wanted profit.

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Health sector opportunities

Solving health issues can feel like such a Herculean task but there are interesting developments in funding and engagement. In this article we touch on the developed world’s desire for longevity, the eradication of disease in the developing world, and opportunities for business to engage.

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InsightsBrian Steele
Protecting New Zealand with education and technology

In 2016 Cyber Toa a Wellington Head Quartered ICT Security consultancy partnered with Victoria University to co-design a new Bachelor of Cyber. Designed to strengthen New Zealand resilience against an escalating threat of cybercrime and cyber attacks. The Bachelor is the first known collaboration by commercial and tertiary partners in New Zealand.

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BrandsBrian Steele
The Technology Sector and Education

In the Technology sector the attraction and retention of [senior] talent is daunting if you are a [Cloud] Titan and more so if you are a Prometheus looking to capture fire. This is further a challenge when you are a global challenger / leader in your specialist field, but your customers are offshore and NZ marketing and brand awareness is therefore limited.

So, what are the statistics on engaging the Education sector and how does the company attract talent when it is not well known locally?

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InsightsBrian Steele
Adding an artist to the CreativeHQ mix

CreativeHQ is the Wellington based business accelerator, incubator and innovation service provider  that is all about activating potential. 

Over the past 15 years CreativeHQ has attracted entrepreneurs, innovators and business people from across the innovation sector - startups, government departments and large corporations, following their mantra “entrepreneurs are everywhere”.

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ConnectorsBrian Steele
Time to be courageous

Directionally and decisively we are entering a new era of care for the environment. Whether you agree with the process or otherwise the PM’s call on new oil exploration shows leadership above the minutiae.

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