2013 World Happiness Report

There is now a rising worldwide demand that policy be more closely aligned with what really matters to people as they themselves characterize their lives. More and more world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron, are talking about the …

The Way Out: Employee Engagement 2.0 – Webinar

Dear Friends, There is constant balance in my life between supporting my kids as they grow and being part of the growth of Natural Capitalism. My four year old, Calvin, is now asking questions that are hard to answer and someday soon he’ll quiz me about what I do at …

Time to Act – May Newsletter – Schumacher College

Time to Act – May Newsletter For 22 years Schumacher College has brought together leading thinkers from around the world to envision a better future. Courses this year begin to focus on how we can act to bring this future into reality.   We look at the importance of happiness and …

Rethinking Scale: From Quantitative to Qualitative Growth.We need to downsize destructive growth and scale up restorative growth in our economies.

By Hazel Henderson UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed the new international goal of happiness on March 20, 2013, following yearlong research on redefining economic criteria for human development, launched in April 2012. The long-sought goal of the Industrial Revolution was to expand inventions, scaling up technologies to increase their …

ON FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, BAN CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ON FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, BAN CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT New York, Mar 20 2013 10:00AM Marking the first ever International Day of Happiness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of …

United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development

  United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development As reported by IISD, February 2013, the UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development <http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=3DA/67/697> ” (A/67/697). This report, dated 16 January 2013, gathers the views of Member States and international organizations …

Teaching Happiness: The Prime Minister of Bhutan Takes on Education

Teaching Happiness: The Prime Minister of Bhutan Takes on Education interviewed by Dahlia Colman With a shift to democracy in 2008, many in Bhutan are worried about the consequences of increasing globalization and modernization. Now, Bhutan?s first prime minister is attempting to radically transform the country?s education system to fight …