The Voices of Our Youth: Social Progress Stories in the Era of Covid-19

In times of tumult the world often looks to the next generation, those most affected by, and most likely to solve, impending crises. In the midst of the global pandemic the world’s youth offer hope. They are inventing new games that can be played within the confines of their home, learning from teachers on a … Continue reading The Voices of Our Youth: Social Progress Stories in the Era of Covid-19

Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

We are deeply saddened by the killing of George Floyd, the latest tragic illustration of the racial disparities in the US. And even as people march in solidarity in cities around the world, Americans’ rights to free speech and assembly are being threatened. The Social Progress Index has documented the decline of rights and inclusiveness … Continue reading Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Announcing the First-Ever Australian Social Progress Index

The very first Australian Social Progress Index  (SPI) was released in late February of this year in conjunction with our partners at the Centre for Social Impact. It maps the social progress of the eight states and territories of Australia, the largest country in Oceania. We are elated to support the provision of social performance … Continue reading Announcing the First-Ever Australian Social Progress Index

WEF 2020 Davos Summit: Stakeholders, Sustainability, and The Social Progress Index

In late January world leaders and businesspeople met for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” The conference program prioritized several key areas including the environment, technology, fairness, and health across economies around the world. At the summit Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte … Continue reading WEF 2020 Davos Summit: Stakeholders, Sustainability, and The Social Progress Index

Toward Better Data for the Social Progress Index

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

Social Progress at a Glance: 2019 in Review

Thanks to our amazing team and partners who have worked tirelessly to provide new insights and support informed policymaking in an effort to further social progress around the world, 2019 has been one of our best years yet. The 2019 Social Progress Index provided comprehensive data for 149 countries all over the world. It shows … Continue reading Social Progress at a Glance: 2019 in Review

Former Global Chairman of Deloitte Global Takes on Leadership of the Social Progress Imperative Board

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

The current state of California: robust GDP, but falls short on basic human needs and quality of life

Despite strong economic numbers, many Californians face stagnant or even declining living standards. California accounts for 14.1 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. As the largest state economy, and sixth largest in the world, our data from the US State Index shows that California has significantly underperformed across many components and indicators of social … Continue reading The current state of California: robust GDP, but falls short on basic human needs and quality of life