January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021
The new era of purpose, social impact, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices underscore an opportunity for the education sector to work with companies to create systemic, strategic, and scalable change.
The Global Business Coalition for Education has launched a multi-year Business Investment for Education Impact initiative which aims to build a stronger, more informed and impactful network of businesses with the potential to transform education outcomes through more strategic and coordinated investment. Using a quasi-design approach, the initiative has conducted a consolidated mapping of the global education landscape and evidence, including major actors, regulatory frameworks, guiding principles, strategic efforts and initiatives; will provide a series of design options for solutions for business and non-corporate stakeholders; will test and prototype the solutions and develop a refined product for companies and non-corporate stakeholders; and develop a business model to implement, deliver, and scale the use of the solutions to improve corporate investments in global education.
Our first phase, Scoping, Listening and Designing, focused on creating a consolidated mapping of the global education landscape and evidence, including major actors, regulatory framework, guiding principles, strategic efforts and initiatives and a series of design options for tools and products for business and non-corporate stakeholders. This phase took place through an extensive engagement with corporate and non-corporate stakeholders.
We are currently seeking proposals from consulting firm(s) to support the achievement of the specific tasks we plan to undertake in Phase 2 – Testing, Learning, and Prototyping – of the project.
In this phase we will (1) define a specific education Call to Action for the business community that will serve as an entry point for more businesses wanting to engage on concrete actions to drive impact for Sustainable Development Goal 4; (2) create a diagnostic tool for businesses to assess their own positioning in the broader social impact ecosystem; (3) develop strategies aimed at maximizing impact across social and business goals; (4) create a partnership process and model that will help businesses find the right partners to connect and collaborate with to unlock change (e.g., other companies, international organizations, local NGOs, etc.) and leverage contributions through the major global funds and institutions impacting education in countries and regions around the globe. As part of the partnership process/model, we would like to find ways to bring forward evidence to inform the effectiveness of business interventions and social impact programs. In addition, we will (5) create discrete business modules to help companies understand various topics (e.g., measuring impact in education.)
The consultant will be responsible for helping us to design, develop, and implement a suite of tools and resources for private sector engagement in education. Specifically, the consultant will serve as both a strategy partner and technology partner to carry out the following activities:
• Serve as primary partner to our team: this person(s) will help our team refine our high-level strategy approach and specifically assist with:
Note: Strategy partners can apply to address one or all of the pillars of work in the scope of work.
● Serve as the technology partner to our team: this group will assist with:
The deliverables associated with each of the following points in the scope of work include:
Please submit a short proposal (no more than 5 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 29, 2021, with the name of the consulting firm in the subject line, outlining:
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions can be submitted to email@example.com and responses to questions received by January 25, 2020 can be requested for organizations submitting a bid.