GDP up, good; GDP down, bad? Not so simple, especially when assessing citizens’ wellbeing. Many alternative measures aim to fill that gap, but none can entirely replace GDP, writes our columnist – and in any case, the real issue lies deeper...
Contributing to the cover feature in Pioneers Post's Autumn edition, Michael Green of the Social Progress Imperative explains why "the once self-evident truth that financial measures are sufficient to guide our societies is shattered".
Writing in Pioneers Post Quarterly's Autumn edition, Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, sees government reform, greater transparency and boardroom leadership as the way to a more equal society.
Harvard Business School economist Michael Porter says that social progress measurement should promote accountability and presents a new Index that aims to fill in the gaps of GDP led development measurement initiatives.