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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.

24 May 2017

Image: From O Globo: Moradores da Maré organizam ato pelo fim da violência na região Published: May 24, 2017 The Social Progress Index for the Administrative Regions of Rio de Janeiro has been cited by O Globo, the largest circulation print publication in Brazil of Latin America’s largest mass media group Grupo Globo, in an article […]

24 May 2017

Image: Michael E. Porter, Chair of the Social Progress Imperative’s Advisory Board Published: May 24, 2017 Business World (India) covers Chair of the Social Progress Imperative’s Advisory Board Michael E. Porter’s May 24th address in India that touched on how economic progress requires social progress. Excerpt: “Prior to the visit to the Capital, the Harvard […]

21 May 2017

Image: Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, and Chair of the Social Progress Imperative Advisory Board Published: May 21, 2017 The Times of India has announced Professor Porter’s address in India to policymakers at NITI Aayog’s lecture series “Transforming India” on May 25. All Union Cabinet ministers and senior officials are […]

16 May 2017

Today marks Social Progress Imperative’s fifth year.  With your partnership and support, we have made massive strides in redefining how the world measures success and putting the things that matter to people’s lives at the top of the agenda. You have given your time, resources, and goodwill to our shared project of advancing social progress. […]

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11 May 2017

Image: From Financial Express: Universal healthcare: Here is the way forward for India Published: May 11, 2017 Kenneth Thorpe, Chair Health Policy and Management, Emory University and Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, has mentioned the Social Progress Index in commentary published in The Financial Express (India) on the healthcare needs of that country. Excerpt: “India’s health needs have […]

10 May 2017

Image: From Hindustan Times website: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu speaks at the US India Business Council Summit in Silicon Valley.(PTI) Published: May 10, 2017 Excerpt: “Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO and USIBC board member cites the power of digital transformation to accelerate economic growth and social progress” Read the entire article on the Hindustan Times […]

4 May 2017

Image: From Skoll Foundation website   The Skoll Foundation (a Partner of the Social Progress Imperative) presents highlights from the What Works 2017 event.  It includes images and links to all videos connected to the sessions. Excerpt: “At a time with deepening divisions along political lines and widening wealth disparity, the Social Progress Index holds a promise of […]