Our criteria for measuring progress and human welfare are in urgent need of change. We need to revisit what gets measured and create both simple and elaborate measurements that focus on shared values and can be contextually adapted. The heart of metrics is the question about what we value, how much we value it and what kind of value we place on it. Metrics play a central role in creating awareness of future pathways, as well as the progress we make in reaching them, be that on a local or global level. Metrics for a new economic architecture need to balance a variety of approaches to change, as well as both quantitative and qualitative indicators: from local quality of life indexes to a global safe operating space around the Planetary Boundaries.