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To use data to influence policies and investments to better serve all of humanity.


We partner with leaders in every sector ––government, business, and civil society––to equip them with the right information to meet the pressing needs of communities. We develop data-driven tools  at a global, national and local level, that identify whether people have what they need to prosper, from basic needs like adequate shelter, being well-nourished, and feeling safe, to whether they are treated equally regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.

The Social Progress Imperative®, Social Progress Index® and Social Progress Framework® are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We are the sole owners of the indexing methodology and the tool cannot be deployed by any other entity. If you would like to develop an official Social Progress Index®  please contact us for training, development and index certification.

“Countries need a new measure that assesses and quantifies the things that really matter to real people: Do I have enough to eat? Do I have shelter? Can I get an education? The Social Progress Index was created to meet that need.”

Michael Green, CEO of the Social Progress Imperative View his most recent TED talk"The global goals we've made progress on - and the ones we haven't"

“Today’s business leaders want to better understand the societal forces shaping our world. I believe the Social Progress Index has the ability to help enable these leaders, alongside those in government and civil society organizations, to systematically identify a strategy towards responsible and inclusive growth through prioritizing the most pressing needs of their communities.”

David Cruickshank, Board Chair, Social Progress Imperative, Former Global Chair, Deloitte


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