The Social Progress Index
A holistic measure of progress
For 80 years GDP has been the gold standard for measuring a country's economic progress, but limiting a country's measure of growth and competitiveness to just economic indicators creates an incomplete picture.
Read Deloitte thought leadership on the Social Progress Index:
Social Progress Index in the Media
The Social Progress Index has received significant media attention.
The 2014 & 2015 Social Progress Index was launched in The New York Times by Puliter-prize winning journalist, Nicholas Kristof (download left).
In 2015 launch received over 1000 media hits in 100 countries and created a buzz on social media, reached 40 million Twitter accounts.
Deloitte’s partnership received top-tier coverage during the launch from Wall Street Journal Live, Reuters, CNN Moneyand Forbes with former Deloitte Global Chairman, Steve Almond, acting as spokesperson.
As a strategic partner Deloitte Global and its member firms have received broad coverage, either through opinion pieces, thought leadership, or quotes. Please see below for links to examples:
- An interview with Deloitte Global Chairman David Cruickshank, 'Deloitte Global Chairman Champions Social Progress Index', inForbes
- Irish Times article by Deloitte Ireland Managing Partner, Brenden Jennings; 'Widening the debate about what social progress would look like'
- An opinion piece on social progress and the Global Goals, by Deloitte in the Philippines Managing Partner, Greg Navarro, in The Manila Times
- A thought piece in Tanzania's The Citizen and shared with clients by Deloitte in Tanzania
- An insights piece in Deloitte Luxembourg's Inside Magazine by George Kioes
- Watch the El Youm Fi Sa'a Show, which interviews Rashid Bashir, strategy consulting Partner at Deloitte Middle East on CNBC Arabia (Arabic)
- An opinion piece by Deloitte Iceland's Managing Partner, Sigurdur Pall Hauksson, in Viðskiptablaðið (Icelandic)
- An opinion peice by Deloitte Guatemala Partner, Walter Martinez in Siglio 21 (Spanish)
- An opinion piece by Deloitte in Costa Rica Managing Partner, Alan Saborio, in El Financeiro (Spanish)