RewirEd 2021: Business Taking Action for Education


GBC-Education is partnering with RewirEd to mobilize and showcase the business community’s commitments to education.

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The Global Business Coalition for Education is working with the RewirEd Summit to ensure strategic engagement by the global business community. We will engage a network of companies who are committed to playing an active role in ending the global education crisis. During the Summit, we will bring together the voices of the business community making collective announcements and commitments to support educational opportunity.

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RewirEd is a global platform with a clear vision: to rewire education for a prosperous and sustainable future.

The RewirEd Summit (December 12th to 14th 2021), led by Dubai Cares in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, will be a pivotal moment for the future of education.

Pathways for Engagement

Choose one or more of the following options for engagement

In the lead-up to the RewirEd Summit, add your name to a growing list of business leaders who have added their voice to the statement of support. This is a simple, easy way to show your company’s commitment to making education a key issue.

“Education is the key to unlocking big change for the next generation, ranging from climate action and improved health outcomes to economic growth, job creation and social justice. As business leaders, we commit to harnessing our expertise, leadership and resources – and collaborating with leaders in the public and private sector – to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.”

Sign The Pledge Here

    Want to receive updates on this and other GBC-Education initiatives?

    Make a commitment to action at RewirEd Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai.

    We’re providing a platform for companies engaged in education to make announcements on a global stage about their ongoing and new work, looking to end the global education crisis in their communities and around the world.

    Submit your commitments using our commitments framework.

    • Commitments can be of any size and focused on harnessing your company’s resources to contribute to ending the global education crisis in your community.
    • Examples include through foundation or philanthropic contributions, scholarships, employee volunteerism, or more.
    • Commitments should align with RewirEd Summit’s three thematic pillars:
      1. Youth, Skills and the Future of work
      2. Innovation in Education
      3. Education Financing

    We will use the GBC-Education Strategic Alignment Matrix to show your commitment’s contribution to end the education crisis in line with the global community’s efforts.

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    For more information on how to make a commitment, download our Commitment Guide below. Or, if you would like to speak to us directly to receive guidance on submitting your commitment for RewirEd at Expo 2020, contact us at

    Join our thematic Working Group for a deep dive on strategy and impact.

    To facilitate learning and sharing among our business leaders, GBC-Education will convene Working Groups on RewirEd’s three thematic areas:

    • Youth, Skills and the Future of Work, focusing on the enabling environments, policies and partnerships to prepare the next generation with skills for meaningful work
    • Innovation in Education, honing in on issues of digital inclusion and post-pandemic learning
    • Education Financing, looking at innovative ways to help fund education in countries and communities around the world

    Each Working Group will review trends and evidence, assess internal assets which could be harnessed to address the thematic areas, set concrete targets and strategies, and decide on collective and/or individual action plans. For companies interested in making public announcements, they will be provided a platform at the RewirEd Summit during Expo 2020 in Dubai in December 2021.


    • Between 5 to 10 active companies with expertise, resources, engagements or interest in learning more about the thematic area.
    • We encourage participation of senior level individuals (Senior managers, Directors, Heads, or above) overseeing CSR, ESG, social impact, or corporate citizenship portfolios
    • Time Commitment:
      • Three 90-minute virtual meetings, leading up to public announcement of commitments during RewirEd Summit at Expo 2020 in Dubai
      • Approximately 10 hours of commitment, including three meetings, pre-reads, and interim assignments and activities

    For more information on how to get involved, email or download the overview.