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What Works 2017 - Advancing Social Progress in a Time of Uncertainty

24 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017, Reykjavik, ICELAND

Through focused case studies, debate and interactive workshops, participants will leave with new tools and innovative solutions, along with a strengthened network and prospective partners to help drive social change

Event organiser: Social Progress Imperative
The Social Progress Imperative is changing the way we solve the worlds most pressing challenges by redefining how the world measures success and putting the things that matter to peoples lives at the top of the agenda.

Type of event: conference
Target audience: all audiences
Issues covered: general CSR, human rights, community affairs, environment, product responsibility, supply chain, corruption, corporate governance, strategy, CSR reporting

Agenda: What Works 2017

Monday April 24th, 2017

9:00 am 4:00 pm Pre-summit workshop: Understanding the Social Progress Index & Framework

An interactive one-day training workshop to provide those with limited experience with the Social Progress Index, an overview of this powerful tool, its methodology and application in a variety of settings. Experts will review the framework and dimensions that power the Index, lead discussions on the correlation between social progress and economic development, and use case studies to provide participants with a practical understanding of its use and flexibility.

Please note participants must register separately for this session. Space is limited so register today.

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Tuesday April 25th, 2017

8:00 am
Registration open and light refreshment


9:00 am
Opening remarks Why measuring social progress matters.

9:20 am
Opening keynote address: The new normal Addressing social progress in a changing world.

9:50 am
Global economic outlook

10:10 am
Panel discussion and Q & A: Social progress and government action

10:40 am
Morning break and networking

11:00 am
Panel discussion and Q & A: Spurring social progress in cities

11:30 am
WORKING GROUPS: Social progress advancements

Working group A - National implementation of the Social Progress framework

Working group B - City implementation of Social Progress framework

Working group C - Social entrepreneurs making change happen from the ground up

Working group D - Companies using the Social Progress Index to drive sustainable business practices

12:30 pm
Lunch and networking


2:00 pm
Series of talks: Advancing personal rights and freedom

2:30 pm
Interview: Barriers to social inclusion

3:00 pm
Case study: Road maps for tolerance

3:15 pm
Afternoon break and networking

3:45 pm
Divided nations

4:45 pm
Summary of day one and setting the agenda for day two

7:30 pm
Conference Dinner

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

9:00 am
Day two opening remarks


8:30 am
Coffee and Light refreshment

9:15 am
Fireside chat: The business of doing good

9:45 am
Panel: The CSR mandate

10:30 am
Morning break and networking

11:00 am
BREAK OUT SEGMENTS - concurrent tracks which dive into sectors

-Segment focus: What Works in environmental quality

--Case study: A pathway to a sustainable future

--Discussion and debate: Taking climate change action

-Segment focus: What Works in advancing education

--Case study: Creating inclusive quality education

--Discussion and debate: Scaling education initiatives

-Segment focus: What Works in health and wellness

--Case study: Better healthcare for all

--Discussion and debate: Healthcare from the ground up

12:30 pm

1:30 pm
The unconference

3:30 pm
Closing keynote address: The way forward

4:00 pm
Summary of the event and closing remarks

4:30 pm
End of conference

Please note the agenda is subject to change

Event cost: (United States, Dollar (USD))

General995.00 (inc. sales tax)
Academics, Government, Nonprofit795.00 (inc. sales tax)
Students345.00 (inc. sales tax)

Early bird rate expired on 1 Feb 2017

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