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22 Feb 2017

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 […]

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22 Feb 2017

What Works 2017 Advancing social progress in a time of uncertainty April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall Reykjavik, Iceland http://whatworksinspi.com From Argentina to Malaysia, government leaders are driving social progress—in deciding where resources are focused, in creating environments where organizations of different kinds can contribute, and in establishing policies that address their citizens’ needs. What […]

16 Feb 2017

Video published on February 16, 2017 on USTREAM Latin American Program February 16, 2017  | Woodrow Wilson Center, D.C.  Measuring Social Progress, Not Wealth: Why the Social Progress Index has become an invaluable tool for development in Latin America To view the video, please either click on the image above or go to the USTREAM […]

14 Feb 2017

We could have hosted the What Works 2017 global summit anywhere in the world. But there’s nothing random about our choice of venue. We wanted you—the world’s most progressive governments, businesses and nonprofit institutions—to be inspired not only by each other, but by Iceland’s own social and environmental leadership. In fact, our host country is […]

9 Feb 2017

Image: Manizales, Colombia  | Article Published in Harvard Business Review on January 24, 2017 Excerpt: ‘Independently, Michael Porter’s Social Progress Index in 2016 specifically highlighted opportunity in Manizales as significantly higher than both Medellin and Bogota. And the impact on Manizales’ culture has not gone unnoticed: “Manizales-Más has opened our city to the world,” was how one […]

9 Feb 2017

Excerpt: “The data reveals a general trend emerging: the dividing lines between the ‘old Europe’ of the EU-15 countries and the ‘new Europe’ of the EU-13 members are blurring.” – Michael Green, CEO of Social Progress Imperative Read the full article on  BRINK website. Explore the EU Regional Social Progress Index.

9 Feb 2017

The Cabrero commune, located in the Bio Bio region in Chile, will celebrate its 90th birthday as an independent commune in 2017. Over its history, it has achieved important social advances for its now almost thirty thousand inhabitants, but life still falls short of the standards set by the Sustainable Development Goals. The commune knows that what […]

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9 Feb 2017

Jaime Garcia — Methodological Expert with Progreso Social Mesoamérica — discussed the use of the Social Progress Index in cities in Latin America at TEDx INCAE on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Explore the Social Progress Index for the Administrative Districts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Explore the Social Progress Index for the Districts of Bogota, […]

8 Feb 2017

Social Progress Imperative CEO Michael Green presented Social Progress Index data for the EU on February 7, 2017 at the YO!Fest event in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Explore the deck on slideshare. Explore the 2016 European Union Regional Social Progress Index. Explore the 2016 Global Social Progress Index.

8 Feb 2017

Published on You Tube on January 31, 2017 Multinational cosmetics company Natura discusses its work to improve wellbeing, including use of the Social Progress Index, in the communities of the Brazilian Amazon that are important to their supply chain. Read the report (English) on the Social Progress Index for the Municipality of Carauari featured in the video.

8 Feb 2017

What Works 2017 | Advancing Social Progress in a Time of Uncertainty | April 24 – 26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland | Register Now!   Every day, the Social Progress Imperative sees examples of multi-national businesses and emerging social enterprises improving quality of life for their employees and customers and protecting the environment. Their […]

7 Feb 2017

Social Progress Imperative CEO Michael Green joined the second meeting of the Lead Authors of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) held in Portugal at the University Institute of Lisbon from January 26-28, 2017. His plenary presentation and panel discussion focused on practical applications of the Social Progress Index in the context of IPSP’s work to […]