We have officially launched the Social Progress Index for San Jose, California. Developed in close partnership with the City of San Jose Mayor's Office of Strategic Initiatives and Budget, Skoll Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Wipfli and Microsoft, the Social Progress Index for San Jose is the first US city-level index to be developed and … Continue reading Social Progress Index: San Jose
We have just released the 2019 Social Progress Index results, which provide comprehensive new insights into what life is really like for more than 7 billion people across 149 countries around the world.
Start-up Investment (in billions of USD) in the major hubs in the world. Data from CB Insights. This week, in our latest series of blog posts on the data from the Social Progress Index (SPI) for California (CA) Counties, we are honing in on the Bay Area and the particular areas of social progress on … Continue reading Where Wealth May Not Matter: Inclusion in the Bay Area
The Social Progress Imperative’s latest series of blogs are centered around the state of California and how it serves as a stark reminder that GDP is not destiny. Last week’s post, Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?, analyzed the relationship between social progress and age in the state and found some … Continue reading California Counties: Struggling Beyond Basic Human Needs
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?
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
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
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
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
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