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!

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

Insights from the 2018 index spark discussion

On September 20, we released the 2018 Social Progress Index documenting a world that is improving but with widespread deterioration in rights and inclusion. This year’s index, which expands coverage to 146 countries across five years of data, is already generating important discussions about the direction our world is heading. In the Boston Globe, Professor … Continue reading Insights from the 2018 index spark discussion

Richmond Global Compass joins the Social Progress Imperative in predicting the future health of nations

A groundbreaking historical study on social and economic trends will help inform where fund managers invest next The Social Progress Imperative, with seed funding from Richmond Global Compass, is launching a new research initiative to determine just how much influence social and environmental factors have on economic prosperity. Understanding the historical relationship between quality of … Continue reading Richmond Global Compass joins the Social Progress Imperative in predicting the future health of nations