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Understanding and Communicating the Emerging Science and Benefits of Well-being

We are witnessing the emergence of the ‘science of well-being.’ It may not be fully recognized as its own field, but it is coming together and it is on a quest to evaluate a wide range of impacts that businesses are having on human health and well-being. Some of the main ‘branches’ are studying the impacts of technology on well-being and mental health, the impacts of spending time outdoors vs. indoors, the impacts of corporate culture and norms on employees’ lives, and the impacts of ‘greening’ office buildings and urban environments, among others. This session will sum up the state of this field and outline important aspects future-thinking business leaders need to keep in mind.


Shawn Hesse, Community Engagement Manager, International Living Future Institute

Mark McElroy, Co-Author, The Multicaptial Scorecard: Rethinking Organizational Performance

Eileen McNeely, Director of SHINE, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health

Pamela Wilhelms, Owner, Wilhelms Consulting Group

Victoria Brown, Senior Program Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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