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.
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
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
We are extremely thankful for all of our summit participants, speakers and sponsors. What Works 2019 was a truly engaging and inspirational conference! A few highlights include: Deloitte’s Wade Warren, IQbusiness’ Sally Jansen, UNDP’s Simon Zadek discuss how businesses can contribute to social progress, and why they must. Özlem Cekic, Association of Bridge Builders and … Continue reading Thanks for a Great What Works Summit!
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
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
The Social Progress Index featured as a tool to implement and localize the Sustainable Development Goals at the T20 Summit, in Buenos Aires. The Social Progress Index was featured in the most recent T-20* Summit in Argentina. Our Global Network Director, Franklin Murillo, participated on a high-level panel called: “Global and local implementation of the 2030 Agenda”. The discussion focused on … Continue reading SPI Featured at T20 Summit on SDG Implementation
Earlier today, adjacent to the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Costa Rica and Paraguay collaborated with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Social Progress Imperative, and other civil society and business leaders to have an important discussion on the “Localization and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Using the Social … Continue reading The Social Progress Index Stands Out at #HLPF18 for Helping Countries Measure the SDGs
Today, at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, the World Bank and the Social Progress Imperative announced a new collaboration: "What Works 2019" – the global summit on social progress, Reykjavik, Iceland 1-3 April 2019. This invitation-only gathering of policy-makers, donors, thought leaders, and key partners from around the world will … Continue reading The What Works in Social Progress Summit Returns in April 2019!