Why Social Progress Matters.¬†Michael E. Porter, April 9, 2015, Opinion. “Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of human development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. A society which fails to address basic human needs, equip citizens to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and provide opportunity for many of its citizens is not succeeding. Inclusive growth requires both economic and social progress. The pitfalls of focusing on GDP alone are evident in the findings of the 2015 Social Progress Index, launched on April 9...”¬†Link