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20 Jun 2017

Image: Michael Green, CEO Social Progress Imperative | Photo Credit: Anton Brink   The world is making progress but we are struggling to ensure the rights of freedom and tolerance for all. At times it seems that the world is going backwards in terms of social progress and that our efforts are not making a dent […]

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20 Jun 2017

   Today, Social Progress Imperative released the 2017 Social Progress Index results. You can see all of the findings, including where your country stands, at www.socialprogressindex.com The Index is the first holistic measure of a country’s social performance that is independent of economic factors. In a snapshot, it tells us that between 2014—2017: Social progress […]

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19 Jun 2017

On June 21, Social Progress Imperative will release the 2017 Social Progress Index results. The Index is the first holistic measure of a country’s social performance that is independent of economic factors, and the 2017 Index is our best yet because it: ●   Ranks 128 countries on their progress toward satisfying Basic Human Needs, providing Foundations […]

8 Jun 2017

Image: 2016 Global Social Progress Index Scores by Tiers Published: June 8, 2017 Excerpt: “For the amount of money it has to spend, the US is worse than every other Western country at providing its citizens with a good society. That’s according to the Social Progress Index, a new way of measuring how good a […]

1 Jun 2017

Image: From Exame website Published: June 1, 2017 The leading business magazine Exame in Brazil features the Carauari Index along with an exclusive interview with Natura’s CEO. (available only in Portuguese) Read the entire article in Portuguese on the Exame website.

31 May 2017

Image: 2016 European Union Regional Social Progress Index Published: May 31, 2017 The European Policy Centre put out a recent policy brief proceeding decisions on the European Union’s cohesion policy–it’s plan for inclusive growth–cites how the Social Progress Index helps inform how the region will address new geographical divides and invest in its residents’ quality of […]

26 May 2017

With the partnership of the Social Progress Imperative, the Institute for Competitiveness, India has launched a discussion paper on a Social Progress Index for States of India. “We are thrilled to support the partnership between NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness as India works to benchmark social progress in great detail across 28 states and […]

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25 May 2017

Image: Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, and Chair of the Social Progress Imperative Advisory Board (2nd from left); and Michael Green, CEO of the Social Progress Imperative (far right) discussing the applicability of the Social Progress Index to India. Published: May 25, 2017 Social Progress Imperative Advisory Board Chair Professor […]

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25 May 2017

Business Standard (India) covers Chair of the Social Progress Imperative’s Advisory Board Professor Michael E Porter’s May 24 address at the annual Porter Prize event.  Excerpt: “…the academic went on to lay a charge on the audience, saying it was not up to the government or non-profit organisations to influence social progress. ‘The societal needs […]

25 May 2017

Published: May 25, 2017 – Apolitical Weekly Briefing: Ranked: which countries are best – and worst – at governing Apolitical cites the Social Progress Index and how it “reveals how well countries serve their citizens with the money they have.” Excerpt: “A great example of why that’s important is the Arab Spring,” Michael Green, CEO […]

24 May 2017

                Image: A child is vaccinated in Makadara Health Clinic, Nairobi, Kenya Published: May 20-26, 2017 Bernadette Wahogo of Deloitte Kenya writes in The East African newspaper on “the need for countries in Africa to balance economic and social development” and cites the Social Progress Index as a useful […]

24 May 2017

Image: From kks advisors March 2017 publication: “Flaws of GDP accounting and alternative approaches in Asia” kks advisors cites the Social Progress Index as one of the “metrics that most comprehensively account for the ten flaws of GDP.” Read the entire article on the kks advisors website.