Chief Executive Officer

Social Progress Imperative

Michael Green is Chief Executive Officer of the Social Progress Imperative. An economist by training, he is co-author with Matthew Bishop of ‘The Economist’ of “Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World and The Road from Ruin: A New Capitalism for a Big Society.” Previously, Michael served as a senior official in the U.K. Government’s Department for International Development, where he managed British aid programs to Russia and Ukraine and headed the communications department. He taught Economics at Warsaw University in Poland in the early 1990s. His TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times, and his 2014 Talk was chosen by the TED organization as one of the ‘most powerful ideas’ of 2014 and by The Telegraph as one of the 10 best ever. In 2016, he was named one of “The 100 Most Connected Men in Britain” by GQ Magazine and one of the NonProfit Times’s “Power & Influence Top 50.”
You’ll meet Michael on day 3 of CWF2019, during the opening session!


SDGs: a tangible reality for social innovators

Milouska Meulens will welcome you, on day 3 of the CWF2019 and announce Michael Green! Michael will tell you about the SDG’s: a tangible reality for social innovators:

“The SDGs are a bold promise made by the leaders of the world that by 2030 there will be a step change in the sustainability of our planet and our quality of life, particularly the least well off. That’s the plan.” But, as Michael Green will explain, that plan is woefully off track. “Business as usual won’t get us to the SDGs. We need creative leadership to take what is working and scale these solutions globally as well as to figure out how to solve the problems that we haven’t cracked yet.”
Michael Green will use the Social Progress Index to highlight where social innovation is already taking place and where it is most needed to make the SDGs a tangible reality.

More details about this session
Wednesday 23 october
09:20 - 10:20
Hertog Jan Plenary 900 Theatre


Monday 21 October

During CWF’s Future Food Experience on 21 October we give you the unique opportunity to meet several top speakers and inspirators of the Creativity World Forum 2019! Between 18.30 and 20.30 hrs they are happy to connect with you, share their stories and answer all your questions.

More details about this session
Monday 21 October
18:30 - 20:30
CWF HOUSE, Eindhoven

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