Laura Musikanski is executive director and cofounder of The Happiness Initiative. Prior to that she was the executive director of Sustainable Seattle and sustainability director for a national firm. She has focused her career on sustainability indicators with the passionate belief that you get what you measure, and that it’s time to measure and manage for the well-being of people and the planet. Musikanski is the author of “How to Account for Sustainability: a guide to measuring and managing.”

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Happiness: is it just a fad of the day or the wave of the future? On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and well-being “with a view to guiding public policy.” The UN recognizes that gross domestic product (GDP) is an insufficient […]

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