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A successful society is one where economic activity delivers high levels of sustainable wellbeing for all its citizens. NEF has been researching wellbeing – how people experience their lives and flourish - for over a decade. Our work seeks to understand, measure and positively influence wellbeing, develop ways of integrating it into policy, and promoting it as an alternative measure of progress.

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Blog post // April 16, 2015

Wellbeing pays: CEO radically redistributes staff pay after reading wellbeing research

Why one employer decided to put the wellbeing of his staff, business and society first More

Publication // March 26, 2014

Wellbeing at work

A review of the literature

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Publication // June 14, 2012

Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report

A global index of sustainable wellbeing

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Publication // October 21, 2008

Five Ways to Wellbeing: Postcards

A set of five evidence-based actions that, if practised regularly, can improve personal wellbeing

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