Are you a disabled person under 25 years old and interested in what’s happening in the business space, particularly around blockchain technology and entrepreneurship?

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are specifically seeking feedback from disabled young people on their draft Long-Term Insights Briefing that explores purpose-led business and use of blockchain technology.

This is an opportunity to discuss what the future may hold in the blockchain technology and entrepreneurship space and provide a disabled and future-thinking perspective.

Online feedback workshop

MBIE is looking to get young people’s perspectives on:

  • What is important to them
  • What their vision is for the future of business
  • What might need to change

When: 3.30 pm to 5 pm Wednesday 03 August 2022

Where: Online. Zoom Meeting:, Meeting ID: 870 9118 5207, Passcode: 931821

There will be a live illustrator at the workshop so that the insights can be recorded as an illustration. This will be live described.

You can find out more information about the consultation on the MBIE website: Draft Long-term Insights Briefing on the future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand

Please note – while the webpage says submissions have closed, MBIE are extending this opportunity for feedback.

An overview of the draft Long-Term Insights Briefing consultation from MBIE:

The future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand: An exploration of two trends influencing productivity and wellbeing – purpose-led business and use of blockchain technology.

A draft Long-term Insights Briefing

MBIE invites your help to complete our Long-term Insights Briefing. Help us explore how the future of business may be shaped by two trends over the next 10 years and beyond:

  1. Growth in purpose-led businesses
  2. Emerging use of blockchain technology

A context of change

Complex global trends like climate change and technological change present challenges and opportunities for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Businesses are responding through shifts in strategy, business models, and exploring new combinations and uses of technology.

The major productivity and wellbeing challenges of the future cannot be solved by business or government alone. We need to think differently about the traditional roles of business and government.

Purpose-led businesses strive to achieve wider outcomes than just profit

  • Purpose-led businesses are not new. They are likely to grow steadily in the future.
  • There are different views about whether business has a role to contribute to wider societal outcomes
  • Businesses need the tools to demonstrate achievement of wider purpose.
  • There are many ways that governments could encourage purpose-led businesses if they choose to –but partnership and systems-based approaches will be required to be truly successful.

Blockchain is a type of database, with data stored in chains that cannot be deleted or changed

  • Blockchain technology is starting to transform the way business manage data and transactions.
  • Over the next 10 years use of blockchain is likely to grow and broaden, including enabling more decentralised and networked types of business.
  • There are risks and challenges to overcome with blockchain, and uncertainty about public trust and confidence.
  • To advance the use of blockchain for positive outcomes, business and government will need to build skills to support innovation and adoption.

Your insights

  • Do you think there is a role for government in enabling purpose-led business?
  • What approaches could Aotearoa New Zealand take with blockchain to manage risks and enable opportunities?