Happy Planet Index

Last week I wrote about the 5 ways to wellbeing as described by the NEF.

While I felt it was a good start on creating well being, I wanted to find out more. This is how I stumbled across a TED talk by a researcher of the NEF. In this talk, Nic Marks talks about quantifying an organisations outcome. Not in terms of GDP or revenue, but in terms of happiness. Right now, the Happy planet Index focusses on nations, but when you define your company as a micro-society, it applies to you as well. Embedded below is the TED-talk, followed by the link to the study. Enjoy!

You can download the full report here or via www.happyplanetindex.org


About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.


  1. Reblogged this on Bambusa Solutions and commented:
    Yes Yes Yes!!! That is all.

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