A message from Dean, Frank Scrimgeour, on Sustainable Business:
"Education and research will be key factors in enabling New Zealand to be a sustainable nation.
"At the Waikato Management School our purpose is to inspire fresh understandings of sustainable business success in a connected world.
"These fresh understandings will be achieved through our high quality research that can influence policy makers; through the knowledge and the values that our graduates take into the workforce; and through our continued consulting with business.
"Sustainability is not just about environmental, social and economic issues; it also has a cultural dimension. In the face of globalisation, societies seek to preserve their cultural values and community identity and still participate in the global economy.
"I believe New Zealand is awakening to the opportunities of sustainability, though we are still in the early stages. Our nation is yet to fully-grasp the potential for sustainability and how it can create wealth and well being and authenticate New Zealand's competitive advantage as a clean, green and ethical nation.
"In contrast with the traditional university approach of creating a centre to study sustainability, the Waikato Management School embraces sustainability at the heart of our activities. We see sustainability as central to the future of business."
Dean, Waikato Management School