Beyond GDP Newsletter – March 2015 edition out now

The latest edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter looks closely at the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI) 2014 and discusses the challenges of developing sustainability indices.

How might a comprehensive view of the wealth of nations look? What is a ‘shadow price’ for natural capital? And how can it be applied? An interview with Sir Partha Dasgupta and Pablo Muñoz gives insights into the IWI, a joint initiative of the United Nations University International Human Dimensions Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme.

When developing meaningful sustainability metrics, researchers and practitioners face a number of crucial choices. The Inclusive Wealth Index and the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index are two examples that illustrate and discuss the challenges and opportunities of developing such metrics.

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