15 October 2021
Joining the dots to solve the housing crisis
How do we connect all the money in the institutional funding sector with the housing projects that would begin to solve the housing crisis?
8 October 2021
What we’ve learned about working from home
To find out more about how the culture of work has changed, the rise of burnout and the inequities the pandemic has exposed, Bernard Hickey talks to tech leader Rowan Simpson and clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire.
1 October 2021
The B Corp moment
Bernard Hickey talks to Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich about what B Corp certification means and why they’ve done it, and B Corp ambassador Tim Jones from Grow Good explains what companies have to do to become accredited.
24 September 2021
How sustainable is your supply chain?
Bernard speaks to John Holt, who’s launching All Things Considered – a global directory that collates, organises and fact checks the sustainability claims of companies and organisations – and Sam Jones, founder of apparel company Little Yellow Bird.
17 September 2021
Cleaning up capitalism from the inside out
ESG investing is a movement that has arisen over the last decade or so, where big fund managers invest only in companies that have sustainable environmental, social and governance policies. It turns out this is also the most profitable approach in the long run.
14 September 2021
Bonus episode: Why Kiwibank is embracing te ao Māori
Simon Day speaks to Teahooterangi Pihama, head of Māori advisory, and Keita Te Ngoungou, Kiwibank Māori advisor.
10 September 2021
The future of capitalism, with Luigi Zingales
Bernard Hickey interviews renowned Chicago School economist, author and podcaster Luigi Zingales (Capitalisn’t) about what went wrong with corporate capitalism and how it could be fixed.
3 September 2021
The case for mandatory vaccines in the workplace
Bernard Hickey talks to BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope and Frances Hughes from Oceania Healthcare about the big task and big decisions around vaccination businesses face in the months ahead.
1 September 2021
Bonus episode: How businesses are responding to the return of Covid-19
The Spinoff’s commercial editorial director Simon Day speaks to Quentin Quin, chief customer officer – business banking at Kiwibank, about what businesses have learned from the last 18 months and how that’s changed their response to the most recent outbreak.
27 August 2021
Who’s taking advantage of the wage subsidy scheme?
In this week’s episode, Bernard Hickey looks at the ethics of the wage subsidy scheme and asks: where is the accountability?
20 August 2021
The big population questions we need to answer
In this episode, Bernard Hickey looks at the need for an actual population policy alongside new migration settings.
13 August 2021
The political economy of the climate crisis
How is it that democracies can only make big, politically difficult changes when faced with an emergency? We did it last year with Covid-19 – so could we do it again with the climate emergency that is in our faces right now?
6 August 2021
How do we fix our unkind migration system?
What does the way we treat our migrant population say about who we are as a country?
30 July 2021
Back to the future of public transport
Bernard Hickey goes on a journey to find out how New Zealand’s fascinating public transport history can inform our future, meeting musician, historian and public transport advocate Anthonie Tonnon at Whanganui’s historic Durie Hill underground elevator.
28 July 2021
Bonus episode: SMEs with Kiwibank’s Joanna Greaves
The Spinoff business editor Michael Andrew speaks to Joanna Greaves, head of the small and medium enterprise team at Kiwibank.
23 July 2021
How do we get a vaccination rate over 80%?
Around the world, countries are seeing Covid-19 vaccination rates plateauing at around 50-60% – and it’s hurting them badly. So how will we get our Covid-19 vaccination rates up to the 80%-90% required for herd immunity?
16 July 2021
A big money-saving solar power idea
New Zealand’s electricity market isn’t working to produce enough renewable power to get to carbon zero by 2050 – but maybe there’s a solution in solar power and batteries in everyone’s homes.
9 July 2021
An epic intergenerational wealth transfer
Bernard Hickey reveals an intergenerational wealth transfer worth $1 trillion, and how it could be atoned for and reversed – if only to ensure the culprits can enjoy watching their grandchildren grow up healthy, warm and in person.
2 July 2021
Looking for hope in our housing crisis
In last week’s episode, Bernard Hickey talked about how he had given up hope for affordable housing. This week, he talks to some people who still have hope to hear their ideas on how to solve New Zealand’s housing crisis.
30 June 2021
Bonus episode: Digital innovation with Kiwibank’s Ranjit Jayanandhan
In this month’s bonus episode, The Spinoff’s business editor Michael Andrew talks to Ranjit Jayanandhan, general manager of Kiwibank’s foundation tech experience hub.