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

India goes deeper with a district-level index, aimed at understanding each community uniquely

Our partners in India have just released the second in a series of social progress indexes. The 2018 Social Progress Index: Districts of India follows last year’s state-level index, and it provides even deeper insight on what it is like to live in India and how quality of life varies across more than 500 districts. … Continue reading India goes deeper with a district-level index, aimed at understanding each community uniquely

Puebla becomes the first Mexican state with a social progress index

We are just wrapping up a municipal-level study of one of Mexico’s most industrialized states in collaboration with the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla and other partners. It is our first in Mexico, and an exciting addition to our broad list of index applications across Latin America. Coming out strong on the … Continue reading Puebla becomes the first Mexican state with a social progress index

Youth Progress Index: New insight on the largest, most at-risk generation ever

Our ever-expanding social progress network has hit another major milestone with the release of the first, global Youth Progress Index. It is one of the most innovative tools for measuring the quality of life of young people because it reflects the things most important to their safety, health and freedom, and like all our indexes, it remains … Continue reading Youth Progress Index: New insight on the largest, most at-risk generation ever

Simon Kuznets’ legacy includes more than GDP

Our CEO Michael Green recently talked to a group in London about Nobel Prize winner Simon Kuznets, born today 117 years ago. He made a significant contribution to our understanding of economic development and built the foundation for GDP metrics. He also gave an early indication that economic progress would not be possible without social progress.   "Simon Kuznets’ … Continue reading Simon Kuznets’ legacy includes more than GDP

Updated index shows progress in Peru’s regions

Our partners--Fundación Avina, Deloitte and CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School--have spent the last few months assessing social progress in Peru's regions, and today they released Índice de Progreso Social Regional del Perú 2017.  This is the second time they have produced a Social Progress Index for the country's 25 regions and the province of Lima. They have good … Continue reading Updated index shows progress in Peru’s regions

Iceland’s first Social Progress Portrait helps a small community thrive

Today, Iceland's 2nd largest town Kópavogur became the first to develop a Social Progress Portrait--a new type of assessment for smaller communities to examine what life is truly like & where to improve. Congrats to the town's leaders & Cognitio Iceland for taking the first step toward helping the resident's thrive and in the process … Continue reading Iceland’s first Social Progress Portrait helps a small community thrive