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27 Mar 2017

Image: David Cruickshank, Deloitte Global Chairman Article Published: March 27, 2017 In an op-ed for The Economic Times, Deloitte Global Chairman and Social Progress Imperative Director David Cruickshank discussed the connection between the Social Progress Index and the recent mandate for corporations of a certain size in India to give away a percentage of their profits […]

16 Mar 2017

Image: Folha De S. Paulo Published: March 16, 2017 The Social Progress Index for the Brazilian Amazon and the Social Progress Index for Carauari were included in an article on the ability of businesses to measure their effectiveness in advancing social progress in Folha De. S. Paulo, the largest newspaper in Brazil. To read the […]

11 Mar 2017

What Works 2017 Advancing social progress in a time of uncertainty April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall Reykjavik, Iceland Learn more and register   At the Social Progress Imperative, we make sure that difference makers around the world have access to the very best data to guide social investments and track success. But the global […]

9 Mar 2017

Image: From U.S. News & World Report website   Excerpt: “A country’s economic prowess and military may command respect on the international stage. But being a good global citizen – leading the world by example – is often the ingredient that turns a respected country into a lauded one. Countries that care about human rights, gender equality […]

3 Mar 2017

What Works 2017 Advancing social progress in a time of uncertainty April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall Reykjavik, Iceland Learn More   Every day, we’re adding more speakers to the lineup for What Works 2017—the premier global event for applying data-driven solutions to the greatest social and environmental issues of our time. Below are just […]

3 Mar 2017

Social Progress Imperative is hiring and has four new positions available: Position: Media Manager Social Progress Imperative Washington, DC, although other locations may be considered for an exceptional candidate Make Headlines with Social Progress Imperative! New position for an outcome-driven professional with exceptional media relations, event communications and social media skills.  Read the full job description and apply.   Position: […]


28 Feb 2017

CEO Michael Green presented the Social Progress Index at the Imagine Solutions Conference held in Naples, Florida on Monday, February 27th, 2017.  The conference is an annual thought leader forum that brings 50 world-class thought leaders to engage an audience of 500 private sector leaders on today’s most relevant issues. View Green’s entire presentation above. […]

24 Feb 2017

  Image: 2016 Social Progress Index Results in El Salvador   2016 was an important year for Social Progress in El Salvador; the country hosted the regional presentation of the 2016 Social Progress Index results, and the survey design and collection of information to create the Libras de Amor Social Progress Index was completed during […]

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 […]


22 Feb 2017

What Works 2017 Advancing social progress in a time of uncertainty April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall Reykjavik, Iceland 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 […]

21 Feb 2017

Image: Taken from the article in Business Day | Published: February 21, 2017 Excerpt: “Nigeria can learn from South Korea, which tops the list of best five educational systems in the world but started out a relatively poor country.” Read the entire article on the Business Day website.

21 Feb 2017

Image: Taken from Published: February 21, 2017 Excerpt: “The index considers almost everything that reflects the social progress of a region (the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create […]