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27 Apr 2017

Photo Credit: Anton Brink Please visit our photo album on Facebook of the final day of presentations and events at What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress in Reykjavik, Iceland. View all photos of the conference on our Facebook page.   VIDEO | PRESENTATIONS Explore seven videos from presentations given at What Works 2017. What […]

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26 Apr 2017

Photo Credit: Anton Brink Please visit our photo album on Facebook of the second day of presentations and events at What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress in Reykjavik, Iceland. View all photos of the conference on our Facebook page.   VIDEO | PRESENTATIONS Explore thirteen videos from presentations given at What Works 2017. Michael […]

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25 Apr 2017

Photo Credit: Anton Brink Please visit our photo album on Facebook of the first day of presentations and events at What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress in Reykjavik, Iceland. View all photos of the conference on our Facebook page.   VIDEO | PRESENTATIONS Explore five videos from presentations given at What Works 2017.   […]

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24 Apr 2017

Media Advisory Contact: Abi Weaver, Global Director Marketing and Communications, Social Progress Imperative, [email protected] Second Annual What Works Conference Opens Today 200 Business, Government, Civil Society Leaders From 25 Countries Meet to Accelerate Social Progress   REYKJAVIK, ICELAND April 24 – What Works 2017, The International Summit to Advance Social Progress, opens today in Iceland, convening social innovators from […]

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23 Apr 2017

Image: From the article: March Ricketts | Jamaica’s Next Level of Growth Published: April 23, 2017 The Gleaner newspaper based out of Jamaica, West Indies mentions the Social Progress Index. Excerpt: “The opening salvo in his presentation, ‘Jamaica: Next Level Growth’, Professor Carrillo said, “If we look at the data of the last four years, […]

18 Apr 2017

You Tube Video: Social Progress Index – Economic Development by Mateo Moreno Gonzalez Published: April 12, 2017 The Social Progress Imperative loves it when our supporters help us explain the power of the Social Progress Index!  Check out this video from Mateo Moreno Gonzalez and let us know if you see others we should promote.  

18 Apr 2017

Image: From Quartz article: The quest to measure happiness has missed a key metric—and it’s more important than money Published: April 18, 2017 A recent article in Quartz cites Professor Michael E. Porter, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Social Progress Imperative. Excerpt: “Income inequality has become a well-recognized global problem in recent years. But […]

13 Apr 2017

Image: HARPA CONCERT HALL.Photo/Gunnar V. Andrésson. Article Published: April 13, 2017 Excerpt: “On April 24-26 an international conference, the 2017 What Works Summit will be held in Reykjavík. The three day summit will explore how countries can turn economic growth into positive social outcomes and advance social progress in times of uncertainty. ” Read the […]

11 Apr 2017

  Drawing on insights from the Social Progress Index, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School spoke on 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 connected the […]

10 Apr 2017

Image: Taken from the UNWTO Knowledge Network website Published: Monday, April 10th, 2017 The Costa Rica Star reports on how the Costa Rican President Solís was Named Special Ambassador for the UN Tourism Organization. The Tourism Minister said that the President was given the title of Ambassador because Costa Rica is using innovative tools/instruments such as […]

8 Apr 2017

Image: Roberto Artavia Loría, Vice-Chair Board of Directors Social Progress Imperative Article Published: April 8, 2017 The Morgunblaðið newspaper interviews Vice-Chair Roberto Artavia Loría on his topic that he will be presenting at the 2017 What Works Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland: what Iceland can learn from the award-winning sustainable tourism industry in Costa Rica. Excerpt: “In a […]

5 Apr 2017

  What Works 2017 Advancing Social Progress in a Time of Uncertainty April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland Register Now! The biggest social progress event of the year happens just a few short weeks from now, when innovators from around the world gather at What Works 2017 to explore how to create positive […]