New Delhi: Gross National Happiness has become a symbol of Bhutan and the United Nations and many European countries are learning about this model to implement it for the public good, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Former Prime Minister of Bhutan, said.
He was speaking at the Well-being Architecture, Technology, and Sustainability (WATS) Conference which attracted thousands of world-renowned experts and advocates from different backgrounds.
He said Bhutan had Gross National Happiness (GNH) of Business Certification with 56 indicators to measure the health and happiness and well-being of companies and their stakeholders.
“We are thus moving from a profit-driven approach, satisfying only the shareholders, to a holistic approach that includes everyone among the stakeholders of operations”, he added.
Sponsored by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation, the conference brings together experts to share their ideas, innovation, and success stories on the same platform.
Hosted by Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC), ‘WATS Forum 2019’ is continuously working as an annual international conference with a primary objective of promoting the creation of sustainable well-being for all lives.
Professor Michael Steven Strano, Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the author of over 50 innovative papers, also showcased an invention that can light up cities as well as human creativity. He also revealed the idea behind Avatar movie, which depicts light-emitting plants in its alien world.
The conference was concluded by Dr Singh Intrachooto on a note that thinking about our society and environment and making it a priority will lead to a happy future. One should focus on the needs of the world and the living beings.
Being one of the leading property developers in Thailand, MQDC hopes to improve the industry through its “sustainnovation” concept, which embraces novel solutions for individuals and communities to live well, both physically and psychologically.