Leading by Example

Despite opposition from home, NZ’s method of funding scientific and technological development is being used as a model by EU countries looking to overhaul their outdated research structures. Cordis: “The OECD has declared the country’s framework for allocating funding to research, science and technology to be one of the best in the world, the World Bank has claimed that NZ’s economy is the best globally for doing business, and New Scientist has alluded to the country punching ‘way above its weight’ in scientific research … With its recognition of the importance of basic research and moves to make research less dependent on government funding, NZ could be regarded as ahead of Europe in many respects.”


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Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Artisanal companies from Britain to New Zealand are putting environmentally sensitive production, practices and packaging at the centre of their business models, Isabella Kwai reports for The New York Times. Based between…