Thursday, April 6, 2017

Porter on Progress – Hosted by SPI

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Session Description

Drawing on insights from the Social Progress Index, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School will show how the United States’ current political rhetoric and surge in populism is a symptom of a model in crisis. The real and solvable problem is that economic development is not delivering social progress. Porter will connect the country’s underperformance on the Index with a legacy of flawed policies and practices, and share evidence and wisdom that can help government, business and civil society better meet people’s basic needs, provide a foundation of wellbeing and create opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential. As chief advisor to the index, he will make the case that it is balanced, data-driven solutions that will heal the divided nation, not more hyperbole.

This event is open to the public; please reserve your tickets in advance.

When | Where

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Thursday, April 6 Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Session leaders

  • Michael Porter Speaker
    University Professor, Harvard Business School
    BSE (Hons) in Aerospace and Mech. Eng., Princeton Univ.; MBA (Hons), Harvard Bus. School; PhD in Business Economics, Harvard Univ. Bishop William Lawrence Univ. Prof., Harvard Bus. School. Authority on company strategy, the competitiveness of nations and regions, and strategic approaches to societal problems. Chairs Harvard Bus. School's progr. for newly appointed CEOs of multibillion dollar corporations. Adviser to business, government and the social sector. Active role in US economic policy. Founder: The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; Center for Effective Philanthropy; FSG. Author of 19 books and numerous articles. Awards and honours.