Event: University of Oxford, UK April 6 | Porter on Progress at Skoll World Forum

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | RSVP to Event

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, England

Drawing on insights from the Social Progress Index, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School will show how the United States’ current political rhetoric and surge in populism is a symptom of a model in crisis. The real and solvable problem is that economic development is not delivering social progress. Porter will connect the country’s underperformance on the Index with a legacy of flawed policies and practices, and share evidence and wisdom that can help government, business and civil society better meet people’s basic needs, provide a foundation of wellbeing and create opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential. As chief advisor to the Index, he will make the case that it is balanced, data-driven solutions that will heal the divided nation, not more hyperbole.

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