Michael Green

Michael Green is the chief executive officer of the Social Progress Imperative. SPI is a global nonprofit that uses data to influence policy and investment decisions, to create positive social and environmental outcomes. With more than 70 partners in 45 countries the Social Progress Index has never been more important as we seek to build back better in the wake of the pandemic.

An economist by training, Michael is co-author (with Matthew Bishop) of Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World and The Road from Ruin: A New Capitalism for a Big Society. Previously he 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 four million times, and his 2014 Talk was chosen by the TED organization as one of the ‘most powerful ideas’ that year and by The Telegraph as one of the 10 best ever. @shepleygreen