News and publications

5 Apr 2017

Image: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation Article Published: April 5, 2017 in the Stanford Social Innovation Review In the Stanford Social Innovation Review, President of the Ford Foundation and partner with Social Progress Imperative Darren Walker discussed how the Ford Foundation is committing up to $1 billion from its endowment to support impact […]

31 Mar 2017

A recent TED Newsletter features Knowledge in the Hands of People, an article written by  Social Progress Imperative CEO Michael Green. Excerpt: “…collecting data is just part of the story. Its real value is how it can be used to inform and drive decision-making.” Read the entire article on the TED Newsletter.  

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 […]

4 Mar 2017

Political, economic and social uncertainty is rising globally. The world is looking urgently for solutions that will build prosperous economies and inclusive societies. In order to meet that challenge we need to understand what is working and why. Anchored by the Social Progress Index, the second annual What Works global summit will bring together leaders […]

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 […]