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

IPS México: Social Progress Index for the States of Mexico

Earlier this month México ¿cómo vamos? and INCAE Business School, in conjunction with the Social Progress Imperative, released the first-ever Social Progress Index for the States of Mexico: Índice de Progreso Social México (IPS México). As member of the G20 and with the 10th largest population in the world, Mexico is a country with huge … Continue reading IPS México: Social Progress Index for the States of Mexico

SPI: Provinces of South Africa

Since 2014 the Social Progress Imperative has sought to measure the lived experience of people across the world at the global, subnational, and local levels. In early October of this year, we released our first subnational Social Progress Index (SPI) for the provinces of South Africa in conjunction with our partners at IQ Business. Scorecard … Continue reading SPI: Provinces of South Africa

Social Progress Index: San Jose

We have officially launched the Social Progress Index for San Jose, California. Developed in close partnership with the City of San Jose Mayor's Office of Strategic Initiatives and Budget, Skoll Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Wipfli and Microsoft, the Social Progress Index for San Jose is the first US city-level index to be developed and … Continue reading Social Progress Index: San Jose

Where Wealth May Not Matter: Inclusion in the Bay Area

Start-up Investment (in billions of USD) in the major hubs in the world. Data from CB Insights. This week, in our latest series of blog posts on the data from the Social Progress Index (SPI) for California (CA) Counties, we are honing in on the Bay Area and the particular areas of social progress on … Continue reading Where Wealth May Not Matter: Inclusion in the Bay Area

California Counties: Struggling Beyond Basic Human Needs

The Social Progress Imperative’s latest series of blogs are centered around the state of California and how it serves as a stark reminder that GDP is not destiny. Last week’s post,  Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?, analyzed the relationship between social progress and age in the state and found some … Continue reading California Counties: Struggling Beyond Basic Human Needs

Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?

California is often thought of as a mecca for well-educated, driven, and tech-savvy young people. With access to large companies and start-ups, beaches and mountains, and the world’s 5th largest economy, it’s not hard to see why. Yet lurking behind the Golden State’s influx of rising professionals is a gloomier picture of life for California’s … Continue reading Are the Young (and Younger) Getting Left Behind in California?