Charles Seaford



Charles is a consultant to the World Future Council, and Director of the An Economy that Works Coalition, convening our roundtables for businesses.

Charles is Director of An Economy that Works, an alliance of businesses promoting polices to advance sustainability, social justice and wellbeing, and a consultant to the World Future Council. He was formerly Head of the Centre for Wellbeing at NEF where he led projects on wellbeing, indicators, housing and industrial policy. Before that he was an advisor at the Sustainable Development Commission and an organisational change consultant. He co-founded Prospect magazine, has an MBA from London Business School and a BA from Oxford.


As well as numerous papers for the New Economics Foundation, his publications in the last three years include:

Is Wellbeing a useful concept for progressives? (Centre for Wellbeing in Public Policy, University of Sheffield, 2015, working paper)

What implications does well-being science have for economic policy? (in T. Hamalainen and J. Michaelson ed, Well-being and Beyond, Edward Elgar, 2014)

Measuring what Matters (in F. Huppert and C. Cooper eds, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Well-being, Wiley Blackwell, 2014, co-author)

Happy Planet, Happy Economy, Happy Consumers? (in Consumption and Wellbeing in the Material World, M Tatzel ed, Elsevier, November 2013)

The Multiple Uses of Subjective Well-being Indicators (In Social Indicators Research, Vol 114.1 October 2013)