Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Education is a keystone investment into ensuring the realization of all global goals, including climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion, public health, and broad-based economic growth. Across the world, businesses invest hundreds of millions of dollars in education in countries across the globe. Yet too many of these resources do not have an impact on learning and skill development. A study from the Brookings Institution revealed that millions of dollars in business contributions to support global education from the Fortune 500 companies were small, short-term, uncoordinated efforts that were not reaching the most marginalized. GBC-Education has been changing this reality since its inception.
How the business community channels its resources, and how the education sector works with the business community, will play a key role in determining not only the future of education but of the entire Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
Integrated social impact strategies and ESG investing are critical ways that businesses can improve lives and meet societal challenges. Socially responsible action is also increasingly important for companies to improve their bottom line and attract and retain investors, talent, and customers: 86% of employees prefer to work for companies that care about the same issues they do. Consumers are also demanding action on social issues from businesses: 83% of consumers think companies should be actively shaping ESG best practices. Now, more than ever, the world is looking to the business community for action.
GBC-Education works with the business community to incorporate sustainable and scalable investments in education into their social impact, philanthropy, and ESG practices.
In partnership with the BHP Foundation, GBC-Education developed the Business Investment for Education Impact (BIEI) to build a stronger, more informed, and impactful network of businesses. Through this initiative, GBC-Education can consolidate best practices, generate and share evidence-based tools, and improve engagement between the private and education sectors.
The BIEI project team has developed a Guidance Group to help to shape the direction of the initiative and the future of private sector engagement in global education. The Group is a network of business leaders, global education experts, social impact innovators, and implementation specialists.
Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Director, Sustainable Development, KPMG
Chief External Affairs Officer, Vodacom
Regional Governance Advisor, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, UK Government
Research and Knowledge Coordinator, Opportunity International
Chief Program Officer, 100Kin10
Deputy Secretary, Department of Education & Training, Victoria
Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Regional Office of South Asia, UNICEF
CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All
Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Deloitte
Venture Chair, Redesign Health
Vice President, Government Engagement, Mastercard
Global Head, Social Impact, HP
Director of Programs, Dubai Cares
Director of International Affairs, ProFuturo Foundation
CEO, Room to Read
Global Corporate Social Responsibility Program Director, SAP
Head of International Collaborations, Pratham
CEO, Tata STRIVE
Chief Program Officer, Room to Read
Director, Hiring, Accelerate, Microsoft
Partnership Specialist, Advocacy and Innovative Partnerships, UNICEF
Senior Manager Social Impact, Communities & Social Performance, Rio Tinto
Head of Advocacy and Communication, LEGO Foundation
Co-Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
Companies can join “The Collective” to learn about and share best practice with a network of corporate peers while gaining the insights and guidance of GBC-Education’s world class social impact team.