New TED Talk: Progress towards achieving the SDGs

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

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

SPI Featured at T20 Summit on SDG Implementation

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

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

The Social Progress Index Stands Out at #HLPF18 for Helping Countries Measure the SDGs

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