IEWG Members

  • Sabina AlkireSabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, at the University of Oxford. In addition, she is a Research Associate at Harvard and Vice President of the Human Development & Capability Association. Her research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis and welfare economics and she has published works including Valuing Freedoms: Sen’s Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction.
  • Gar AlperovitzGar Alperovitz is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and a former fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard University’s Institute of Politics; and the Institute for Policy Studies; and was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is author most recently of What Then Must We Do?
  • Tariq BanuriTariq Banuri was formerly Director of the Division for Sustainable Development and Head of Office of the Conference Secretary-General for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and has broad experience on the interface between policy, research and practical actions on the realization of the goal of sustainable development.
  • Ilona BoniwellIlona Boniwell is the program leader for the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, the first postgraduate degree in positive psychology in Europe. She authored Positive Psychology in a Nutshell, founded the European Network of Positive Psychology and is the vice-chair of the International Positive Psychology Association and a co-founder of Personal Well-Being Centre.
  • Isabelle CassiersIsabelle Cassiers is Senior Professor in Economics at the LSE-UCL and Research Associate at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research. She is also Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Class of Technology and Society, and of the College of Global Studies in Paris (Collège d’études mondiales). Since 2006 she coordinates an interdisciplinary research group on Redifining prosperity.
  • Clóvis Cavalcanti
    Clóvis Cavalcanti is a Brazilian ecological economist. He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Research, the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation in Recife, Brazil. He has also been an organic farmer since 1976.
  • Anthony Charles
    Anthony Charles is a Professor of Business and Environmental Science at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. Working at the interface of research, education and community capacity-building, his focus is on governance, management and socio-economics of environmental and natural resource systems. He leads the international Community Conservation Research Network ( which is highlighting how the combination of local-level environmental stewardship, livelihood sustainability and supportive policy can shape a positive global future.
  • Robert Costanza
    Robert Costanza is currently Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University and is Editor-in-Chief of Solutions magazine. He has founded, directed, or been a senior fellow at several major research institutions and has served on numerous research and policy bodies in the US and internationally. Dr. Costanza’s research has focused on the interface between ecological and economic systems, particularly at larger temporal and spatial scales.
  • Herman Daly
    Herman Daly is Emeritus Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and from 1988 to 1994 was Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank. He combines limits-to-growth arguments, theories of welfare economics, ecological principles, and the philosophy of sustainable development into a model he calls “steady state economics”. He was a co-founder and associate editor of the journal, Ecological Economics.
  • Richard DavidsonRichard Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Founder and Chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has won numerous awards, was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006 and was author of the 2012 New York Times best seller, The Emotional Life of Your Brain.
  • John de GraafJohn de Graaf is a filmmaker and producer of more than 40 television documentaries. He is the co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and What’s the Economy for, Anyway? Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness. He is Executive Director of Take Back Your Time, co-founder of the Seattle-based Happiness Initiative, senior well-being advisor to Earth Economics, and a board member of Earth Island Institute. He has taught at The Evergreen State College.
  • Ed DienerEd Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He was the president of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association. Diener has edited a number of publications, including The Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Junko EdahiroJunko Edahiro is a social entrepreneur, environmental journalist, and Founder & President of the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society. She is also Chief Executive of an environmental NGO, Japan for Sustainability.
  • Joshua FarleyJoshua Farley is a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and a Professor in the Community Development and Applied Economics faculty at the University of Vermont. He is co-author with Herman Daly of Ecological Economics, Principles and Applications, (2010).
  • Bruno S. FreyBruno S. Frey was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Constance and was Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich from 1977 to 2012. He has also been Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Science at the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, UK since 2010. He is the author of numerous books, including Happiness and Economics (with Alois Stutzer).
  • Daniel GilbertDaniel Gilbert is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research on “affective forecasting” examines the mistakes people make when they attempt to predict their hedonic reactions to future events. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, and his 2007 book, Stumbling on Happiness, spent 25 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.
  • Enrico GiovanniniStarting from April 2013, Enrico Giovannini is the Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies. He is full professor of statistical economics at Rome University. He was President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013) and the Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), where he designed and implemented a thorough reform of the statistical system and launched the Global Project on the “Measurement of Progress in Societies”. He chaired several statistical bodies to the UN and the World Bank.
  • Basudeb Guha-KhasnobisBasudeb Guha-Khasnobis is the Senior Economics Advisor for UNDP Bhutan and Nepal. He has held positions in teaching and research at numerous development and economics institutions around the world. His research concerns development economics from an interdisciplinary perspective and he works with scholars from all other social sciences and beyond. He is the author of 10 books and over 50 articles in professional journals.
  • Anil GuptaAnil Gupta is Professor at Indian Institute of Management. For his unique work analyzing indigenous knowledge of communities and building bridges to science-based knowledge, he received the Padam Shri – one of the highest civilian honor award in India and the Pew Conservation Scholar Award. He is the founder of Honey Bee Network,, GIAN, and National Innovation Foundation.
  • Richard HeinbergRichard Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He has authored ten books, including The Party`s Over (2003), Peak Everything (2007), and The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality (2011), which makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point.
  • John F. HelliwellJohn F. Helliwell is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-director (with George Akerlof) of CIFAR’s program on Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being. He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a member of the National Statistics Council, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • Johannes HirataJohannes Hirata is Professor of Economics working on the intersection of ethics and economics. His main interest is the role of happiness for truly good development. In 2011, he published a book with the title “Happiness, Ethics and Economics”.
  • Tim JacksonTim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group. During the 1990s, he pioneered the development of adjusted measures of economic wellbeing for the UK and for Sweden. From 2004 to 2011 he was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission. His best-known publication is Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet (Routledge, 2009) which has been translated into 16 languages worldwide.
  • Ashok KhoslaAshok Khosla is one of world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development. He is Chairman of Development Alternatives, a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development. He is Co-Chair of the UN’s International Resource Panel and member of the China Council, and was, until recently, President of IUCN and the Club of Rome.
  • Julia KimJulia Kim is a physician and public health researcher with program, policy, and advocacy experience in the areas of international health and development. Within the UN, she has focused on addressing the linkages between health, equity, and sustainable development, and on developing consensus on measuring health, wellbeing and sustainability. She is a Senior Program Advisor to the GNH Centre, Bhutan, and a member of the Presencing Institute – a global community that sees the integration of mindfulness-based practices as a core capacity of 21st-century innovation and leadership.
  • Ida KubiszewskiIda Kubiszewski is Senior Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University and founding managing editor of Solutions magazine. Previously, she was an Assistant Research Professor at Portland State University. She is co-founder of the Encyclopedia of Earth. Dr. Kubiszewski was recently invited to be a UN negotiator on climate change for the Dominican Republic. She has published dozens of refereed journal articles, including the first assessment of the economic value of Bhutan’s ecosystem services.
  • Bill McKibbenBill McKibben is prolific author of books on the environment, beginning with his ground-breaking, The End of Nature (1989), which is the first book for a general audience on climate change. He organized 1,400 global warming demonstrations across all 50 U.S. states on April 14, 2007, described as the largest climate change campaign in U.S. history, and he founded the grassroots climate campaign and authored Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.
  • David KortenDavid Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism, and When Corporations Rule the World among others. He is board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founder of the Living Economies Forum, founding board member emeritus of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and a member of the Club of Rome. His current work centers on defining and advancing a new economy grounded in the design principles of healthy living systems.
  • Frances Moore LappéFrances Moore Lappé’s first book Diet for a Small Planet in 1971 began a life focused on the roots of world hunger and its solutions through “living democracy.” She has since authored or co-authored 17 other books and is co-founder of the Institute for Food and Development Policy. With her daughter Anna Lappé, she now co-leads the Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Robert LevineRobert Levine is a Professor of Social Psychology at California State University and spent last semester at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University in the UK. He is President of the Western Psychological Association. Levine studies differences between cities and cultures in time and time use and how these differences affect well-being. He is the author of the book, A Geography of Time.
  • Hunter LovinsHunter Lovins is a Professor of Sustainable Business Management at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Bard College. She is an international consultant in sustainable business practices and is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions. She has over 40 years’ experience in energy, economic development, and change management, and has led delegations to the Johannesburg Summit, and the Kyoto, Montreal, Copenhagen, and Cancun climate change conferences. She is author or co-author of 14 books, including the bestselling Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution.
  • Manfred Max-NeefManfred Max-Neef is Director of the Economics Institute at Universidad Austral de Chile and an economist in the fields of international development and ecological economics. His most important books are: From the Outside Looking In: Experiences in Barefoot Economics, Human Scale Development, and Economics Unmasked: from Power and Greed to Compassion and the Common Good. His work seeks to counter the logic of economics with the ethics of wellbeing. He has worked for several UN Agencies and is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary doctorates.
  • Jacqueline McGladeJacqueline McGlade has served as Executive Director for the European Environment Agency since 2003, enhancing EEA’s role as key provider of the knowledge base to support policy-making, improve implementation of EU environment and climate policies, and become the leading source of environmental information in Europe. She has worked extensively with a wide and prolific range of European and international organizations concerning environmental and climate policy.
  • Michel MasozeraMichel Masozera completed his Ph.D. in Natural Resources with specialization in Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont in 2009. He specializes in biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and sustainable development in the East African region. He has served as the Coordinator of the community conservation and outreach program, Director of the Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project (PCFN) and Rwanda Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society. Dr. Masozera is a member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership and the Society for Conservation Biology and a former President of the African Section of the Society for Conservation Biology.
  • Thaddeus MetzThaddeus Metz is Humanities Research Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is a leading figure on philosophical approaches to what makes a life meaningful and the related values. His book, Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study, will be published later this year by Oxford University Press.
  • Jørgen Birk MortensenJørgen Birk Mortensen is Professor Emeritus at Institute of Economics, Copenhagen University. He is also former chairman in The Danish Economic Council (1998-2006) and is a member of The Danish Environmental Economic Council. He has conducted research and teaching in environmental, natural, and energy economics for more than 25 years.
  • Mohan MunasingheMohan Munasinghe is Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute of Development (MIND), Colombo; Professor of Sustainable Development at SCI, University of Manchester, UK; Institute Professor at the Vale Sustainable Development Institute, Federal University of Para, Brazil; and Distinguished Guest Professor at Beijing University, China.
  • Toni NobleToni Noble is a leading educator/psychologist in student wellbeing & positive school communities. Her government projects include Australia’s Safe Schools Framework, the Safe Schools online Hub and a national research project on Student Wellbeing. She is co-author of the award-winning Bounce Back! Wellbeing & Resilience Program. She is Adjunct Professor at Australian Catholic University and has a National citation for her outstanding contributions to Teacher Education. Through education she believes we can capture the hearts and minds of young people for the new development paradigm.
  • Greg NorrisGreg Norris teaches and researches in the field of Life Cycle Assessment at Harvard University. The field of Life Cycle Assessment was in the past entirely focused on the art and science of assessing negative “footprints” of the global supply chain which prompted Greg to birth “Handprinting”, a quantitative method for assessing and growing our positive impacts on the planet and her people, as individuals, families, communities and organizations.
  • Evgeny OsinEvgeny Osin is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology and a Senior Research Fellow of the Positive Psychology and Life Quality research laboratory at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. His research interests include meaning, eudaimonia, psychological well-being assessment, personal autonomy, and balanced time perspective. Among his current projects are a new approach to eudaimonic happiness in collaboration with Ilona Boniwell, and a cross-cultural study of time perspective in a team led by Philip Zimbardo.
  • Shigeru T. OtsuboShigeru T. Otsubo is a Professor of International Development Economics and the director of Economic Development Policy & Management Program at Nagoya University, Japan. He has taught as Stanford University and served as an economist for the UN, the World Bank, the governments of Japan and Indonesia. Otsubo has also been a Visiting Fellow at JICA Research Institute, preparing to launch a set of macro-development research projects, including a vision study for the post-MDGs era.
  • Thangavel PalanivelThangavel Palanivel is Chief Economist for Asia and the Pacific at the Regional Bureau for Asia Pacific, UNDP, and has 20 years of research and program management experience. He has taught and conducted research at several universities internationally and has published several papers and monographs on macroeconomic modeling and forecasting, development economics (poverty and income distribution) and environmental economics.
  • Jonathan PatzJonathan Patz is Professor and Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He co-chaired the health expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Change and was a Convening Lead Author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. For the past 15 years, he has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in which capacity he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC and Al Gore. He served as Founding President of the International Association for Ecology and Health and co-editor of the association’s journal EcoHealth.
  • Kate PickettKate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, UK. She is a social epidemiologist, whose research focuses on the impact of inequality on health and social outcomes. With Richard Wilkinson, she was awarded the 2013 Solidar Silver Rose Prize. Together they founded The Equality Trust and wrote The Spirit Level which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award, the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize and was chosen as one of the top ten books of the decade by the New Statesman. It is now available in 22 languages.
  • Rosimeiry PortelaRosimeiry Portela is a Senior Director for the Betty & Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International. Dr. Portela’s research focus primarily on nature’s provision of ecosystem services (ES) and their contribution to human well-being. In addition of working on biophysical ad economic assessments of ecosystem services, she also supports the development and application of decision-supporting tools designed to enhance understanding and measurement of spatially explicit flows of ecosystem services and their contribution to economies. She is currently working on research associated with the integration of environmental and economic information into national accounting systems.
  • William ReesWilliam Rees is Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC in Vancouver, Canada. A human ecologist and ecological economist, he is best known as the originator and co-developer (with his former student, Dr. Mathis Wackernagel) of ecological footprint analysis. His recent awards include a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship, and the 2012 Kenneth Boulder Award in Ecological Economics and 2012 Blue Planet prize (with Dr. Wackernagel).
  • Matthieu RicardMatthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who has lived in the Himalayan region for the last forty years. He earned a Ph.D. degree in cell genetics at the Institute Pasteur under the Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob. He is the author of several books including The Monk and the Philosopher, The Quantum and the Lotus, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill and Why Meditate?
  • Kristin Vala RagnarsdottirKristin Vala Ragnarsdottir is Professor of Sustainability Science at the Institute of Earth Sciences and Institute for Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland (UI). Dr. Ragnarsdóttir´s trans-disciplinary studies include determining sustainability indicators and ecosystem services for soil as well as developing frameworks, processes and indicators for sustainable communities with food security at the centre. She was President of the Schumacher Society UK and is the current Vice-Chair of the Balaton Group. She is scientific advisor to the Ecological Sequestration Trust, TreeSisters, Health Empowerment Through Nutrition and Association of Organic Consumers (Iceland).
  • Debra RobertsDebra Roberts is passionate about Africa, Africa’s biodiversity, and the future of Africa’s cities. Trained as a biologist, she has spent the last thirty years working as a researcher and then a local government practitioner in the field of urban conservation planning, and more recently, climate change adaptation in Durban, South Africa.
  • Juliet SchorJuliet Schor is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and best-selling author of The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. Her most recent book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. She studies trends in working time and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women’s issues, and economic justice and is a co-founder and co-chair of the Board of the Center for a New American Dream, a national sustainability organization.
  • Martin Seligman

    Martin Seligman is currently Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is well known in academic and clinical circles and is a best-selling author of many works on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and on optimism and pessimism, including the best-selling, Authentic Happiness (2002).

    Alejandro Adler works with Dr Seligman and is both representing Professor Seligman in the IEWG as well as actively contributing to IEWG efforts and initiatives. Alejandro is a doctoral student from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Shantum SethShantum Seth is a teacher, social development worker and a man of peace with Indian roots and a unique world experience. He is an ordained teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Zen lineage of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, and the foremost guide to the sites associated with the Buddha and is an advisor to the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
  • Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva holds a Ph.D. in Foundations of Quantum Theory, and is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco-feminist, and author of many books and dozens of scientific articles. She is a prolific award recipient and pioneered the organic movement in India, founding Navdanya, India’s largest organic fair trade network and is currently assisting Bhutan’s transition to organic agriculture. She also founded and directs the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi and is Associate Editor of The Ecologist magazine.
  • James Gustave (Gus) SpethJames Gustave (Gus) Speth is Professor at Vermont Law School and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization. He co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, was founder and president of the World Resources Institute, and served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (1993-1999) and chair of the UN Development Group. His books include The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability (2009).
  • Paul Israel SingerPaul Israel Singer is currently head of the National Secretariat of the Solidarity Economy in the Ministry of Labor and Employment of the Brazilian government. He is an economist and was a university professor for a large part of his life. He is the author of numerous works on labor economics, development, local community and urban economics and, over the past ten years, the solidarity economy.
  • David SuzukiDavid Suzuki is a geneticist who was profoundly influenced by Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, which showed that what scientists do in a lab, such as developing and testing biocides like DDT, cannot mimic the real world, which is far more complicated and where everything is connected. He had a second career in communication, trying to show the impact of science and technology on society and the biosphere.
  • Neil ThinNeil Thin is a social anthropologist who lectures on happiness, sustainability, and international development at the University of Edinburgh. He has published several books on development and wellbeing, including Social Progress and Sustainable Development (2002) and Social Happiness: Research into Policy and Practice (2012).
  • Peter TimmermanPeter Timmerman is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. He works on environmental philosophy and ethics, including religion and ecology, and is currently involved in two projects, one on the ethical foundations of ecological economics, and the other on “the language and imagination of the long term,” in climate change, nuclear waste, and the planetary future.
  • Jean TimsitJean Timsit is a retired international business lawyer, now working as a painter and photographer. Since 2006, he has explored GNH and happiness studies as both an artist and an intellectual. He created Project +, a multidisciplinary research group on happiness, which is working at the moment on the interaction between outside and internal living conditions and how those are conducive or not to happiness. He recently published a first book on the subject, titled Felicitators.
  • Yukiko UchidaYukiko Uchida is Associate Professor at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, and a commission member of happiness research in the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan. She has investigated culture and happiness from a cultural psychology perspective.
  • Álvaro UmañaÁlvaro Umaña is Senior Research Fellow of the Environment and Development Initiative Center for Central America. Dr. Umaña was the first Energy and Environment Minister of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990. He received international recognition for his contributions to nature conservation and achievements such as the creation of the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) and has had extensive academic roles.
  • Wenceslao UnanueWenceslao Unanue is an economist and a psychologist. He is Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School in Chile, PhD Researcher at University of Sussex in the UK, Advisor at Instituto del Bienestar’s and the Country Representative for the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology.
  • Karma UraKarma Ura worked with Bhutan’s Ministry of Planning before becoming the first Director at the Center for Bhutan Studies. Now serving as CBS President, he has been at the forefront in promoting and deepening a national and global understanding of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness development philosophy and in measuring the nine domains of GNH in two national surveys in 2007 and 2010. He was a member of the Drafting Committee of Bhutan’s first Constitution and is a renowned scholar, historian, writer and painter, and a member of the Steering Committee for the New Development Paradigm.
  • Ritu VermaRitu Verma is an anthropologist, international relations expert and civil engineer who has been at the forefront of research on culture, land, political-ecology and disconnects in development and science. With 20 years of experience in East and Southern Africa and the Himalayas, she is a visiting senior research fellow at the University of Sussex, and worked as senior researcher at CIAT, PLAAS, and Head of Division at ICIMOD where she led the international conference Bhutan+10 with the Royal Government of Bhutan and research on socio-cultural dimensions of GNH.
  • Peter VictorPeter Victor is Professor in Environmental Studies at York University and Chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council, a member of the Board of the David Suzuki Foundation, the New Economics Institute, and the Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy. He is the author of Managing without Growth, Slower by Design, not Disaster and has worked for over 40 years in Canada and abroad in the area of ecological economics.
  • Mathis WackernagelMathis Wackernagel is Visiting Professor at Cornell University and co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of the Global Footprint Network. He has authored or contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous articles, reports and books on sustainability including Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth (1998) and WWF International’s Living Planet Report (2010).
  • Ernst von WeizsäckerErnst von Weizsäcker is a climate policy expert, co-chair of the United Nations International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, and Co-President of the Club of Rome. Previously , he was Dean of the Californian Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and has served in the German Parliament, chairing the Environment Committee. He is lead author of Factor Five, making energy productivity a key element of climate mitigation policies.
  • John WhiteJohn White is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is also a member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Philosophy of Education and Honorary Vice-President Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. He is also an active member of the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, BHA and the New Visions for Education Group.
  • Richard WilkinsonRichard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London and at the University of York. Working initially on health inequalities, he has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and the societal effects of income inequality. With Kate Pickett he was awarded the 2013 Solidar Silver Rose Prize. Together they founded The Equality Trust and wrote The Spirit Level which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award, and the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize. It is now available in 22 languages.
  • Eric ZenceyEric Zencey is a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, and is currently visiting faculty in urban planning and design at the Sam Fox School of Visual Art and Design of Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the board of GNHUSA and writes frequently for The Daly News, a publication of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy.
  • Xing ZhanjunXing Zhanjun is a Professor of Psychology and the most important advocate and researcher of well-being indices in China. He is director of the Research Center for Quality of Life and Public Policy at Shandong University and is director of the Research Institute of NBSC at Shandong University.
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