Nic Marks thinks the quality of life is measurable, and that true contentment comes not from the accumulation of material wealth but from our connections with others, engagement with the world, and a sense of autonomy. This isn’t just theory: a pioneer in the field of well-being research, Marks creates statistical methods to measure happiness, analyzing and interpreting the evidence so that it can be applied to such policy fields as education, sustainable development, healthcare, and economics.
The founder of the Centre for Well-Being, an independent think tank at the New Economics Foundation, in London, Marks is particularly keen to promote a balance between sustainable development and quality of life. To investigate this, he devised the Happy Planet Index, a global index of human well-being and environmental impact. The results made headlines: People in the world’s wealthiest countries, who consume the most of the planet’s resources, don’t come out on top in terms of well-being. Which raises the question: What purpose does unfettered economic growth serve?
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“In June 2019, Nic spoke at our annual alumni event addressing happiness and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing upon his expert knowledge as a statistician, as well as his rich experience with organisations and insight into human motivation, his ability to address a diverse audience and capture their attention is unprecedented. Truly fascinating and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
Professor Ansgar Richter – Dean of Surrey Business School
“Nic is one of the most thoughtful, inspiring speakers we’ve brought to the stage. He has an intellectual rigour coupled with a deeply human perspective that encapsulates him in every way. He is natural, compelling, authentic and brings his own slightly quirky charm to the topics he is passionate about.”
Georgie – Made By Many