Press & Media

The Social Progress Imperative seeks to increase awareness of our data and to facilitate action by engaging with media to amplify our messages.

Press Releases

NEWS RELEASE: WORLD SCORES C+ & HAS “A LONG WAY TO GO” TO MEET THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – PEOPLE’S REPORT CARDS

19 Sep 2016

News Release: GDP “NO GUARANTEE” OF QUALITY OF LIFE: MAJOR NEW REPORT

29 Jun 2016

Reykjavik the First City in Europe to Use Social Progress Index to Advance Wellbeing for All Residents

28 Apr 2016

Costa Rica lanza nueva plataforma para impulsar innovaciones sociales

7 Mar 2016

Social Progress Imperative and INCAE Business School Come Together to Promote Social Progress in Central America

1 Mar 2016

Mentioned In

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‘Several central and eastern European countries, including Slovenia, Estonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Latvia, outranked larger nations like United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Brazil, all three of which were placed among the lower third tier of countries showing “upper middle social progress”.’

6 Jul 2016

The Telegraph Features the 2016 Social Progress Index

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“While richer nations tend to rate higher than poorer ones, the Unites States bucked the trend. It has a higher GDP than Finland and Canada, but is found much lower on the index.”

29 Jun 2016

Independent

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“The United States may rank sixth among countries in terms of GDP per capita, but its results on the Social Progress Index are lackluster. It is sixteenth overall in social progress: well below Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan in several key areas, including citizens’ quality of life and provision of basic human needs. The nation ranks thirtieth in personal safety, forty-fifth in access to basic knowledge, sixty-eighth on health and wellness, and seventy-fourth in ecosystem sustainability. ‘We had a lot of firsts in social progress over the years in America,’ Porter points out, ‘but we kind of lost our rhythm and our momentum.'”

1 Nov 2015

Harvard Magazine

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“Por su parte, Paula Burt, manifestó que el Índice de Progreso Social es complementario a la admisión del Producto Interno Bruto, “que es lo que todos conocemos” en materia de dimensión económica. Indicó que con el Índice de Progreso Social se pretende hacer mediciones sociales de la calidad de vida de los habitantes del país para acompañar y así monitorear las acciones del Gobierno y también las inversiones que el Gobierno hace en estos ámbitos.”

14 Apr 2015

La nacion

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“While it is no easy task to create an SPI for all 272 regions in 28 European countries, the EC says the ability for different countries to share knowledge on socially innovative policies ‘was identified as a key demand arising from policymakers.'”

9 Apr 2015

The Guardian