What Works 2019 kicks-off today!

The Social Progress Imperative is thrilled to be back in Iceland for a third year to host the What Works summit, the premier global event focused on advancing social progress, with our Icelandic partner Cognitio and in partnership with The World Bank. Policymakers and social innovators from more than 30 countries are meeting this week … Continue reading What Works 2019 kicks-off today!

Iceland’s trailblazing journey to close the gender pay gap

According to the 2018 global Index, Iceland received an overall Social Progress Index score of 90.24 points, ranking second in the world. In specific dimensions, Iceland scored 97.51 points in Basic Human Needs, 91.81 points in Foundations of Wellbeing and 81.39 points in Opportunity. The country achieved 81.19 points in the Inclusiveness component and 87.53 … Continue reading Iceland’s trailblazing journey to close the gender pay gap

Board of Directors Meeting

On February 11th, our Board of Directors met in London. We welcomed two new board members: Jose Viñals and Silvana Koch-Mehrin. They are joined by David Cruickshank, Michael Green, Brizio Biondi-Morra, Sally Osberg, Matthew Bishop, Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui and Roberto Artavia Loría. As the group chairmen of Standard Chartered PLC, Jose Viñals’ expertise on political … Continue reading Board of Directors Meeting

Quality of life in Brazil: Personal Safety and Inclusiveness worsening, improvements seen in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care

In the 2018 global Index, Brazil holds the title of the largest decline in Personal Safety and Inclusiveness. Between 1930 and 1980, Brazil was one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Five years ago, Brazil announced its arrival on the world stage after rising to heights off the global commodity boom and hosting … Continue reading Quality of life in Brazil: Personal Safety and Inclusiveness worsening, improvements seen in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care

A look at what’s ahead

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year! Here is a quick glimpse of a few things we're working on. What Works Summit The April 1-3 summit in Reykjavík, Iceland will spotlight and debate approaches that drive social progress and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Apply NOW to be part of this … Continue reading A look at what’s ahead

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