Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?

California is often thought of as a mecca for well-educated, driven, and tech-savvy young people. With access to large companies and start-ups, beaches and mountains, and the world’s 5th largest economy, it’s not hard to see why. Yet lurking behind the Golden State’s influx of rising professionals is a gloomier picture of life for California’s … Continue reading Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?

Former Global Chairman of Deloitte Global Takes on Leadership of the Social Progress Imperative Board

We are excited to announce that David Cruickshank, former Deloitte Global Board Chair and a member of the Social Progress Imperative board since 2015, has been appointed as the Board of Directors Chair for the Social Progress Imperative effective July 23rd. As its Chair, the Social Progress Imperative will continue to benefit from David’s experience … Continue reading Former Global Chairman of Deloitte Global Takes on Leadership of the Social Progress Imperative Board

2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Empowerment, Inclusion, and Equality

From Tuesday, July 9th to Thursday, July 18th, members of the United Nations (UN) met in New York City for the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development. Every year, a thematic review of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is conducted where member states can submit voluntary national reviews (VNRs) to stimulate … Continue reading 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Empowerment, Inclusion, and Equality

Toward Better Data for the Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index (SPI) is a unique measure that allows users to gain a better understanding of how their country or region is doing on social progress. The index relies on publicly available, high-quality data that is accurate, measured consistently across most countries, and updated frequently. Each year, we conduct a rigorous review of … Continue reading Toward Better Data for the Social Progress Index

G20 Osaka Summit: Using the Social Progress Index to Measure the Sustainable Development Goals

On June 28th and 29th of 2019, leaders of the G20 countries met in Osaka, Japan for their annual summit. The G20 is comprised of the most advanced and emerging economies in the world and works to ensure global economic stability. The Summit’s ensuing official declaration also emphasized the need to make progress towards the … Continue reading G20 Osaka Summit: Using the Social Progress Index to Measure the Sustainable Development Goals

Zooming in on California’s Housing Crisis with the Social Progress Index for California Counties

In the 2018 Social Progress Index (SPI): US States California ranked 33rd (45.53/100 points) out of the 50 states. While California is often perceived to be more progressive, this ranking highlights the need to decouple economic indicators from those of social progress. Despite being the fifth largest economy in the world, and the largest state … Continue reading Zooming in on California’s Housing Crisis with the Social Progress Index for California Counties

Announcing the Social Progress Index: Provinces of Panama

The Social Progress Imperative is proud to announce the release of the Social Progress Index for the Provinces of Panama, created in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Minister Eyda Varela de Chinchilla, and INCAE Business School. The SPI for the provinces of Panama uses 49 indicators of social and environmental outcomes to … Continue reading Announcing the Social Progress Index: Provinces of Panama