August 08, 2013
Māori metrics added to ANZ Barometer
The ANZ bank is using its annual privately owned business barometer survey to for the first time to collect specific information of the challenges and opportunities faced by Māori business.
Insights from the survey will go into the Māori Economic Intelligence agenda, a joint initiative of the Federation of Māori Authorities, the Māori Trustee Te Tumu Paeroa, Poutama Trust, New Zealand Māori Tourism and the ANZ.
David Harrison, the bank’s head of Māori relationships, says while the Māori asset base is estimated to be worth more than $37 billion, there is a lot more that could be learned to help unlock and grow those assets.
FOMA Chief Executive, Te Horipo Karaitiana, says the information on key factors like the decision-making process will help Māori businesses benchmark themselves against a broad cross section of their peers.
Last year about 5000 business owners and leaders participated in the barometer survey.
The results of the survey will be released next February.
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