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Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. is an independent group of engineers who consider that being knowledgeable in the field of technology means that they also have a special obligation to the public at large. This includes raising the awareness of the engineering profession to the consequences of its activities and explaining and discussing the ramifications of developments in engineering and engineering works to the public. In these days of greater accountability, the professional can no longer hide behind a mask of “professionalism”.

Engineers for Social Rsponsbility is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005.  Its Registration Number is CC41628.

Coming Events

ESR Webinar
Decarbonising Transport
Wednesday 28 July 2021 at  6.00pm.
Via Zoom. and Onsite at UoA)
Speakers include: Dr. Helen Fitt (Lincoln University), Ross Rutherford (ESR), Irina Holleran (UoA PhDSt) and Dr. Doug Wilson (UoA).
Further details on the Coming Events page here.


Hot News

Submission in response to MBIE

As a group of professional engineers, Engineers for Social Resonsibility Inc (ESR) strongly endorses MBIE's commitment to meet the government's Carbon Zero targets by 2050.  Our sumission to MBIE is on our Submissions page.

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Prof Olaf Diegel of the University of Auckland delivered a webinar on additive manufacturing, popularly know as 3D printing, on 16 September.  A recording of the lecture is accessible on the internet at .


What is wrong with the NZ Electricity Market?

By Geoff Bertram

Wednesday 19 August 2020.

If you missed the live transmission of this talk you can find a recording of the slides and the lecture on the Members' Papers page of this website.


Carbon Transition Conference Website

The Carbon Transition Conference website is now online.
The "Convergence for Carbon Transition 2020-2030" is a 1-day conference that brings together New Zealand’s best technical minds to partner with leading business organisations for co-creation of innovative "shift projects" that change their current trajectory for carbon emissions.

A one-day conference is planned for 26 November 2019.  It is to held online, linked via video and audio.

Further information can be found on the Conference website at


Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill

The ESR Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill is now on the Submissions page of this website.


June 2019 ESR Newsletter

The June 2019 Newsletter is now online on the Newsletters page of this website.

New Paper in Climate Change section

A new Paper, 20. Carbon Dynamics in NZ's Native Forests by Joanna Buswell, is now available on the Climate Change page of this website.

ESR is now on Facebook

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