The concept of the so-called "going beyond the GDP" have been generated by the latest international debates about the multidimensional assessment of wellbeing. In other words, the attention should be posed not only on assets, for which the GDP it is still a valid proxy, but also on all that factors responsible for life quality. In addition to this it is necessary to analyze these well-being dimensions in a perspective view of sustainability in such a manner to understand if will be possible to keep intact the current levels of well-being for the future generations. The goal of the following review is to analyze the issues of material conditions, life quality and sustainability starting from Recommendations of the Report by the Stiglitz Commission published in 2009, then executed by OECD in the How’s Life? Measuring well-being Report in 2011 and also executed by ISTAT in collaboration with CNEL in the Benessere Equo e Sostenibile Report published in Italy in 2013.
Keywords: Material conditions, quality of life, GDP, well-being, sustainability, dimensions.