Video | Professor Michael E Porter’s Presentation from Skoll World Forum 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 country’s underperformance on the Index with a legacy of flawed policies and practices, and shared evidence and wisdom that can help government, business and civil society better meet people’s basic needs, provide a foundation of wellbeing and create opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential. As chief advisor to the Index, he made the case that it is balanced, data-driven solutions that will heal the divided nation, not more hyperbole.

Edith Chapin – Moderator
Executive Editor, National Public Radio

Michael Porter – Speaker
University Professor, Harvard Business School

About the Skoll World Forum: Changemakers from around the globe and across all sectors gather each year in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum to share new ideas, new perspectives, and ultimately, new relationships built on trust and a mutual desire for human progress. Over the span of one week, this community tackles the thorniest challenges through the lens of social entrepreneurship. With their drive, creativity, and leadership, these innovators work tirelessly to create equilibrium change towards a more just, sustainable and prosperous world.