Investment in Global Education: A Strategic Imperative for Business

The 21st century is marked by global inter-connections. People, capital, information, and goods all flow across borders at ever increasing rates. By 2030, not only will emerging economies contribute 65 percent of the global GDP, but they will also be home to the majority of the world’s working age population. Business will increasingly seek to recruit the talented employees it needs from these economies, located largely in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ultimately, the youth in these regions will be the engines of our future growth and prosperity. In this report, it is argued that global education is a strategic issue for business and companies can no longer afford to support it only through corporate social responsibility initiatives. (more…)

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