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.

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 nef seeks 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?’.

Some of nef’s other major projects on well-being are:

  • The Five Ways to Well-being. Based on the latest scientific evidence, nef has created a set of five simple actions which can improve well-being in everyday life.
  • Happiness at Work Survey. This on-line tool is designed to help organisations large and small measure and improve employees’ experience of their work.
  • National Accounts of Well-being. A comprehensive indicator framework to assess aspects of well-being across 22 European countries.