The Big Picture – Measuring what Matters

Improving governance and measurement

Measuring what matters

86% of stock exchanges are launching  sustainability indices

Economic metrics such as GDP and quarterly reports were never meant to be seen in isolation and tell us nothing about the resilience of an economy or business.

Investors are now asking for different indices and governments such as Canada, Botswana and India are developing new GDP metrics to understand what is really happening in their economies.

 

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The Happy Planet Index - an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in 2006

 

Gross National Happiness Commission (Bhutan) - a part of the government tasked with ensuring that all policies promote sustainable development, preserve cultural values, conserve the natural environment, and establish good governance.

 

The Green Transition Scorecard - a new tool developed by Ethical Markets Media to track private investments in sustainable green economic activities worldwide.