International What Works summit begins today in Reykjavik

The What Works Summit is held for the second time this year at Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

The summit, which explores how countries can turn economic growth into positive social outcomes and advance social progress in times of uncertainty, begins today.

What Works offers three days of seminars, meetings and lectures bringing together leaders and game-changers from businesses, governments and society. 

The Social Progress Imperative’s mission is to improve the quality of lives of people around the world by advancing global social progress. The Social Progress Index provides a robust, holistic and innovative measurement tool to guide countries’ choices to enable greater social progress and foster research and knowledge-sharing on the policies and investments that will best achieve that goal.

By measuring a better world the Social Progress Index allows everyone, regardless of their role in society, to join in a common understanding of how well their community performs on the things that really matter to everyday people.

The three day conference features 40 speakers, international leaders, academics and experts from business and civil society. Companies, media and institutions represented include MIT, Princeton, The Economist, Facebook, The BBC and Microsoft.

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