Michael Porter unveils new health and happiness index
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Can Harvard professor Michael Porter do for wellbeing and happiness what others have so far failed to achieve?
The creator of the shared value concept, who has the ear of both big business and governments, has unveiled a “rigorous” new Social Progress Index (SPI) that hopes to put social and environmental considerations at the top of the policy and corporate agenda.
He believes that a strong foundation of knowledge and analysis is essential if government, business and civil society are going to be able to collaborate to create new measures that look beyond gross domestic product (GDP), which has dominated the post-war global economy.