What’s the best country to live in?
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Interested in ways a country might measure value without encouraging environmental destruction? This video gives an in-depth look at alternative ways to measure value beyond the monetary -- from community well-being, sustainability, to individual happiness. It includes an interview with Peter Vanham, co-author of Stakeholder Capitalism. If you're on the move, and can't watch the video, check out episode 1 of the podcast.
If you want to learn more about Bhutan and how they rolled out Gross National Happiness metric, read the report put out by Oxford University.
While cities contribute 80% to global GDP, they also account for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is a cool article that explores ways cities might integrate nature-based solutions that can help them adapt and be more resilient, while also drawing down their emissions and promote more sustainable growth. To see these principles in action, see how Costa Rica and Germany are putting nature at the heart of their recoveries.
Additional resources recommended by the World Economic Forum:
1. GDP: What is it and why does it matter?
2. The regions most at risk of GDP losses due to climate change
3. GDP is no longer an accurate measure of growth. So what can take its place?
4. 4 lessons from Bhutan on the pursuit of happiness above GDP
- Davos 2020 session on GDP, feat Mariana Mazzucato and Gillian Tett
- ESG - how can we measure how ‘good’ companies are?
While these reports aren’t directly related to GDP, they offer broader research:
1. The Global Risks Report 2022 identifies ‘social cohesion’ and ‘risk to livelihoods’ as the top global risks this year.
2. The Global Competitiveness report 2020. From 2020, it ranks countries according to categories beyond GDP.
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