From the SPI Blog, Social Progress Imperative CEO Michael Green was featured on September 22, 2015 at one of the world’s most important business sustainability events, the annual Ethos Conference in Brazil, managed by Instituto Ethos.
He discussed the application of the Social Progress Index to Brazil, including work by #Progresso Social Brasil to understand social performance in remote communities in Brazil. SPI data is being used to set the main social priorities of a group of businesses (including Coca-Cola and Natura) working to implement “shared value” business strategies in Brazil, especially in the municipalities of Carauari, Manaus and Parintins.
The Social Progress Index revolutionizes the solving of societal problems by enabling leaders to systematically identify and prioritize issues. The Social Progress Imperative’s network empowers leaders to convene all the right local actors, global partners, and subject-matter experts necessary to develop and deploy meaningful solutions. Together, the index and the network empower local actors to both identify shortcomings and deliver the solutions to improve them.