Michael E. Porter has announced the launch of the Social Progress Imperative, a new rigorous index rating the social performance of more than 50 countries. Developed with the AVINA, Rockefeller, and Skoll foundations, this is the first index to fully separate social indicators from economic ones. In examining data on basic needs, well-being, and opportunity it creates a global agenda for country level policy.
“We’ve long understood that while economic development is beneficial for social progress, generally, it’s not sufficient,” Porter said. “Separating business and competition from social progress and social issues was a big mistake. Some of the biggest opportunities for business are in tackling social issues and social challenges.”
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