The Ākina Foundation

About the organisation

Ākina is a te reo Māori word meaning ‘To challenge, to encourage, or urge onwards’.  It’s a powerful call to make change through bold action. Challenge yourself. Challenge others.

Ākina is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading impact consultancy. Ākina helps businesses, government agencies, social and community enterprises to improve lives and the environment.

Ākina is working to create an economy that addresses challenges like poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change. The team at Ākina is passionate about doing business differently to create change that will make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place.