NZIBR Events and Activities

Closing the Loop Screening

On June 6, 2018 the Responsible and Sustainable Management Unit of the NZ Institute for Business Research, based in the Waikato Management School, held a public screening of the world's first feature length documentary on the circular economy, Closing the Loop. The screening was followed by discussion with a panel comprising Adele Rose, the CEO of 3R Group and Professors Les Oxley and Juliet Roper.

The documentary, produced and presented by Dr Wayne Visser of Cambridge University in the UK, looked at the crisis facing the planet from excess waste, as well as at several highly promising international examples of companies and other organisations who are finding innovative ways to reuse waste materials. In doing so, these organisations are diverting waste from landfills, while at the same time saving themselves from the high costs of both waste removal and new raw materials.

With an audience of around 70, representing academics as well as key Waikato government and corporate organisations, the event generated a great deal of interest and discussion. If you missed it but would like to find out more, please contact Juliet Roper (

The Fieldays™ 2017 Economic Impact Report

Professor Frank Scrimgeour and Dr. Warren Hughes presented ‘The Fieldays™ 2017 Economic Impact Report’ at a function at the Mystery Creek Events Centre on 3rd October 2017. The report was prepared by consulting economist Dr Warren Hughes and the New Zealand Institute for Business Research.

The Economic Contribution of Kiwifruit Industry

The report prepared by Professor Frank Scrimgeour, Dr. Warren Hughes and Vijay Kumar on economic contribution of kiwifruit industry was released in Parliament on 27th June 2017. Professor Frank Scrimgeour presented the results.

Investment in Covenanted Land Conservation

The report prepared by Professor Frank Scrimgeour, Vijay Kumar and Glenn Weenink completed a study on Investment in Covenanted Land Conservation for Queen Elizabeth the Second (QEII) National Trust. QEII National Trust released the report in Parliament as a part of its 40th anniversary in 2017. Professor Frank Scrimgeour presented the results.