At nef we believe that a successful society is one in which economic activity produces high, sustained levels of well-being for all, without placing unsustainable pressure on environmental resources.
The centre for well-being at nefseeks to understand, measure and influence well-being. In particular we ask the question 'what would policymaking look like if its main aim were to promote well-being?
nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.
nef was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits.