“Diversity is all the ways in which we differ” VR Hayles
The Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business is a multidisciplinary centre specialising in analysing the law, policy and business implications of New Zealand’s superdiversity. The vision for the Institute is to enable Government, business and NGOs to maximise the benefits of the ‘diversity dividend’ arising from New Zealand’s transition to a superdiverse society through:
- Research and analysis of key superdiversity trends and challenges and how they affect particular aspects of New Zealand’s law, policy and business;
- Analysis of the changing strategic context for Government, business and NGOs as a result of key superdiversity trends;
- Advising Government, business and NGOs about changes to law, policy or strategy to adapt to a superdiverse environment, as well as developing recommendations for how law, policy and strategy should change; and
- Providing support to Government, business and NGOs as they transition to a superdiverse strategic context.
The Superdiversity Institute provides the following services for its clients:
- Superdiversity Strategic Plans – analysing the impact superdiversity has for a particular business or public agency in their sector of the market, or for their particular portfolio, and what needs to be done to maximise the competitive advantage and leverage from ethnic demographic changes, or to ensure that all NZers are taken account of and communicated with in policy, law, services, enforcement and consultation;
- Cultural intelligence training for organisations to support organisations to participate fully in a super diverse NZ;
- Assessing the cultural capability of organisations;
- Creating or peer reviewing diversity plans to ensure they are workable and consistent with best practice;
- ASIA think tanks– ASIA stands for “Asian strategy, intelligence and analysis” where we bring together the top Asian leaders with expertise to help solve specific Asian issues for clients over a think tank session, usually starting with a lunch or a dinner roundtable;
- Analysing and assessing public policy and legal/regulatory developments from the perspective of NZ’s ethnic superdiversity; and
- Big data analysis – data mining and analytical services to provide statistical information on specific groups.