Turning promise into action: Ethiopia improves in Social Progress

Over the past five years, Ethiopia has made significant improvements to quality of life. As the only country to climb out of the bottom tier of the Social Progress Index, Ethiopia’s Social Progress score has improved from 36.76/100 points in 2014 to 41.47/100 points in 2018. The country has been improving steadily over the years, … Continue reading Turning promise into action: Ethiopia improves in Social Progress

Apply today for What Works 2019!

We are excited to announce that on April 1-3, 2019 the What Works Summit will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Selected applicants will sit next to many of the world's top leaders and doers from government, business, academic and civil society, as we spotlight and debate approaches that drive social progress and advance the Sustainable … Continue reading Apply today for What Works 2019!

2018 Highlights

2018 was a year filled with incredible innovation in providing new insight to support more equitable policymaking and guiding investments that work better for people and planet. Our 2018 Social Progress Index demonstrates that social progress is improving across the world. However, personal rights and inclusion have regressed. As we look forward to continue advancing … Continue reading 2018 Highlights

New TED Talk: Progress towards achieving the SDGs

We are excited to announce the latest TED Talk by our CEO, Michael Green, which presents new research using the Social Progress Index to assess progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall picture isn’t pretty. At the current pace, the world will hit the SDG targets not by 2030 but by 2094. … Continue reading New TED Talk: Progress towards achieving the SDGs

Parliamentarian and champion of women’s leadership to join the Social Progress Imperative board

The Social Progress Imperative is proud to announce that Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and founder of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), is joining the Board of Directors in February 2019. WPL is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit foundation dedicated to increasing the number and influence of women in political leadership. As a former Vice-President … Continue reading Parliamentarian and champion of women’s leadership to join the Social Progress Imperative board

Standard Chartered Group Chairman to join the Social Progress Imperative board

The Social Progress Imperative is proud to announce that José Viñals, Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC, is joining the Board of Directors in February 2019. José brings extensive and practical insight on global economic and financial issues to the Social Progress Imperative. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was responsible for the oversight and … Continue reading Standard Chartered Group Chairman to join the Social Progress Imperative board