Dr. Stefan Bergheim
is director of the think tank “Center for Societal Progress” in Frankfurt, where he works on new ways and methods that can help improve quality of life on a sustainable basis. His projects such as “Quality of Life in the Digital Era” or “Positive Futures – Forum for Frankfurt” use the four core elements of dialogue, visions, measurement and actions. The German government used his advice in its national wellbeing strategy. As a trained economist and banker his background is in measurement, where he moved far beyond Gross Domestic Product over the years. The methods he uses come from organizational development and futures studies. Most recently, he supported UNESCO with the development of Futures Literacy. He also teaches at St. Gallen University.